Article from the Free Presbyterian Church Mission website. Original article can be found by clicking here.
In the month of August two young women, Naomi Hanna from Mourne Church and Judith Crow from Lisburn Church, visited the Precious Orphanage in Nepal, run by Paul and Mandira Thapa. They helped in various ways and their work was greatly appreciated by all in the home. They certainly were a good advert for our young people in Northern Ireland. After their return home they organised a fund raising event in the Lisburn Church Hall to help with the erection of the new orphanage building. The efforts of Naomi and Judith in this matter deserve the highest commendation. Below is a report from Naomi of the trip to Nepal. Photos of the children can be seen by clicking here.
This summer Judith Crow and I had the great opportunity of visiting Precious Orphanage in Kathmandu, Nepal, as well as seeing some of the Free Presbyterian works there. Arriving into Kathmandu on the Saturday 2nd August, I was warmly greeted at the airport by Rev Paul Thapa and his son Isaac. When I got to the orphanage I was welcomed by many smiling faces and very excited children. Immediately I was made to feel at home with this rather large family! I was able to spend 2 weeks with the children and Judith joined me half way through, coming from her medical elective in Western Nepal. Our main work was running English and art activities during the day as well as taking devotions at night. I was greatly encouraged by the wealth of knowledge that the children had of the Scriptures and their eagerness to learn new gospel songs. As a special treat, we were able to take the children to the Kathmandu Fun Park and Zoo. It can safely be said that a great day was had by all!
It was a great encouragement for us to worship in the Free Presbyterian Church in Nepal on the Sabbath and meet the congregation there. We had the opportunity to help with the Children’s church and meet some of the Christian young people involved in that work. From first hearing of the church in Nepal and Precious Orphanage we have always been interested in keeping up-to-date with the work and it has been in our thoughts and prayers. Being able to see the work first hand and experiencing the day to day routine in the orphanage really was a true blessing and it is amazing to see God’s hand in the building up of His Church in the beautiful land of Nepal.