Vestal Family attacked in Nepal with Stones

Dsc03097.jpg We arrived Kathmandu in April only to greeted with empty streets as the country had shut down. Two days later, we were in a car and I gazed out the window only to see a stone coming right at our window of our taxi. We were all crammed inside in the back. A mob was on one side of our taxi shouting anti-king slogans. Several stones were heard hitting our car as we drove on. Baby Daya was on my lap and Zayd was sitting next to me and Elise was on the other side. Although the rocks hit the window, no glass was broken. We began praying and thanking God for protecting us. We had just left our hotel to venture out to visit and share a meal with the ServLife children’s home in Kathmandu, a meal we had already canceled a few times since we had arrived in the nation. We arrived Kathmandu just a few days earlier to find all the streets vacant and every person inside their homes. We knew strikes and curfews were going on, as they have been going on for years, even when we lived in Nepal in 2003. Some may have questioned our decision to stick with our plans to go to Nepal but after much prayer, we sensed God guiding us to go. The same God who spoke these words to Joshua, ” Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go(Josh 1:8-9)” is alive today and promises to lead and direct us. Our desire to be present with our Nepali brothers and sisters by our very presence and show them we cared was strong. At this moment, please pray for the nation of Nepal and the church in this small Hindu Kingdom.

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