Pastor Philip lives east of the Nepal border in a tea garden area. He has helped plant four different churches in his area. He is a hard-working and faithful servant of God. He wants to increase the size of his barn and add more cows and goats so he is better able to provide for his family. His need is $3000. Designate your gift for "Church Planter Support."
This past month, Sue and Joyce, our new accountant, were in Nepal to encourage the widows, children and staff. Everyone loves Sue and Joyce and appreciate their effort and the fun projects and outings.
The widows continue to run the bakery and provide baked goods for a local restaurant. The profits go toward providing for their needs.
Things are moving forward on the purchase of village land. This land is being donated to us by a village pastor who lost the means of starting a farm when his wife became ill and died this past year. We just need to pay off his loan at the bank. We currently have received $65,000 of the $120,000 needed. The village is located at the red marker on the map below in the center of Nepal, west of Kathmandu. Our other base of ministry is marked on the eastern Nepal border.
Because this land is off the main road, and not all the roads are paved yet, we require a 4wd vehicle. We found a used one that was only six months old. It should last us many years. There is a 268% tax on imported vehicles (all vehicles are imported!) so the cost is way more than we would like. We need $43,000 for this Scorpio from India. We hope to sell our school van for $13,000 and put that toward the cost, so our final need is $30,000.