April 24, 2015 – Details on Babu’s trip to the US

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Something very exciting that we have been praying about for 14 years is coming to be! Our friend and ministry partner, Babu Varghese (co-founder – with his wife, Sabitri – of Blessed Children’s Home and Nepal Evangelical Mission in Nepal), has finally obtained a visitor’s visa to allow him to travel to the US to visit so many of his friends and supporters! I will post a more detailed itinerary in a few weeks, but for now I’d like to give you a rough schedule of his visit. He will be leaving Nepal on May 4, arriving in Los Angeles as a guest of Touch Nepal. On May 14, he will fly from LA to Kentucky, where he will be hosted by several ministries there and in Tennessee and Virginia, including Clear Creek Charts, GO International, New Life Industries, Mission Link International, and more, including several churches (I don’t have the full list!). On June 1, Babu flies from Kentucky to Billings, where he will be here with us until June 8. While he is here, he will be speaking at our church (Billings Vineyard Church) on June 7 (at a special event we call A Taste of Nepal). He will also travel to Gillette, Wyoming, earlier in the week to speak at Family Life Church, our former home church. We hope for Babu to have some time to visit, tour and rest, so we are scheduling rather lightly! I believe our mutual friend and board member, John Davidson (a YWAM “lifer”, who first introduced us to Babu in 2001 when we traveled to Nepal with him) will be here that week, too. It will be a wonderful reunion time! Bud and I haven’t seen Babu for almost 5 years (sadly). On June 8, Babu will fly to Alaska, where he will be a guest of In His Shadow Ministries. He will return to LA on June 15, when he will return to Nepal. If you’d like more information on any of the venues where he will be speaking, please contact me and I will get you specific information so that you can meet him in person. You may also contact the ministries listed above (click on their name to be directed to their website). We are beyond blessed to be able to have Babu here, meeting so many who have visited him in Nepal, and prayed for and supported him and his family and his work for so many years. What a privilege! Thank you, Lord, for making this possible! Two Needs: Pray and Give We don’t have many extra needs at this time except to ask you to please PRAY for Babu and his family, co-workers, and friends as he prepares to travel and during his busy itinerary, and to consider GIVING to cover his airfare and other travel costs (including baggage fees for each leg) and incidentals while he is here. We’d also like to cover John Davidson’s airfare to Billings. Any amount would be a blessing! We are shooting for about $2000. Each host ministry is covering their “leg” of the trip from their general funds, so any amount over EquipNepal’s expenses for his trip will be shared with the other hosts for their expenses. Thank you for being James 1:27 people for those who serve the Lord in Nepal! Your support, in prayers and giving, mean so much!

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