One of the great joys on Vision Nationals-Nepal's ministry campus in Kathmandu is receiving guests. In October, we enjoyed a visit with a team from Canyon Hills Community Church in Bothell, Wash. Nancy, Megan, Steve, Diane and Julie came to Kathmandu intent on showering the children of Mercy Mission Children's Home with the blessing of time and love.
Each day the group spent on campus brought new moments of excitement for the children who call this place home. From fun crafts and silly songs to Bible lessons and new games, the group brought additional laughter and life to campus and made each child feel special and treasured.
The primary focus of the trip was a Bible club held on two consecutive days on campus. Each session opened with songs and dancing, followed by a Bible lesson and follow-up game. The children listened intently to the lessons, learning stories about Paul and Jesus and lessons of love and truth.
The favorite activity by far involved a large, colorful parachute which made the journey from the Pacific Northwest to Kathmandu. The children had so much fun throwing the parachute up in the air and sitting beneath it as it fell, running under the fabric, from one side to the next, and playing cat-and-mouse.