We arrived in Kathmandu August 18th and were welcomed by Stephen Burkholder. We toured some local sites including the temple where the hindu people cremate the dead (which is sad to watch them worshiping all their false gods). The next day we got to experience a christian worship service with a local pastor who Stephen knew. On the 20th we flow to Nepalgunj on a 40-minute flight along the Himalayan mountain range which was very beautiful. We were planning on flying out to Jumla on Monday or Tuesday (which ever day the weather would permit us to fly) but the Lord had other plans and we were unable to fly due to the rain! Stephen, Satpal and a local pastor flew to Jumla and taught that conference two weeks later. We stayed in Nepalgunj and remained busy sharing in orphanages, homes and spent one day teaching at a local bible school. We are grateful to Kiran who hosted us for seven nights instead of the one night that we had planned. We shared in church services on Saturday (Nepali day of worship) and traveled to Surkhet Sunday by 4-wheel drive to begin the conference there. The conference Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning and was well attended. Satpal and Ganesh did a great job interpreting. Thursday morning I taught one session at a youth conference in Nepalgunj before heading back to Kathmandu to fly home to America. We were blessed to see the work Stephen is doing in Nepal and his relationship with the local people. It was a blessing to meet fellow Christian’s from around the world.
Elvin & Carolyn Sensenig
Four weeks and Four Teaching Assignments
Elvin joined as a guest speaker for conference in Surkhet a town in Far-Western Nepal and at a youth conference in Nepalgunj. Elvin spoke on Biblical Leadership from the life of three Kings. Stephen spoke on Biblical Finances. After Elvin flew back to USA Stephen continued teaching at a pastor conference in Jumla a remote town in the mountains of western Nepal, and teaching at a Bible school in Nepalgunj.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Elvin Sensenig and his wife Carolyn are members of Blue Ball Mennonite Church (Blue Ball, Pennsylvania).