Monthly Archives: January 2017

Hawaii … to …. Nepal …

 

Mom & Girls - Nepal Village

Mom & Girls – Nepal Village

STT = Short Term Team(s)

Short Term Teams are critical to our work in GHNI.  Premised on the reality that a persons’ “presence” is powerful; the larger reality is that those who go are measurably transformed, and will have a better heart and head for those in need, experiencing a reality impossible for those who do not go.

Home - Nepal

Home – Nepal

 

Hawaii is a very long way from Nepal.  Yet, this Short Term Team was extremely instrumental in moving TCD-Transformational Community Development further along in the villages they served in.

Hawaii Team - Nepal

Hawaii Team – Nepal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaking “cross-culturally” of STT(s), there really is no such thing as a giver or receiver.  Both the Hawaii Team AND the Nepal village nationals are giving and receiving of each other, as they relate and learn from each other.  As a USA citizen, I can personally vouch for the breadth and depth of what I have personally “received” in working overseas.  Nationals are vast in their willingness to “give”, even in those times I am there to serve them.  I cannot tell you the number of times I have been GIVEN TO, as nationals in Romania, Nepal, India, Bangladesh, and other locales have given me their last chicken, simply because I was the honored guest.  It’s a radically humbling experience!  And yet we do serve, sometimes in ways we least know.

Ed. Children - Hawaii Team

Ed. Children – Hawaii Team

So come join us to “serve” in GHNI.  And I promise you, you will never ever be the same.

A huge “Thank You” to the Hawaii Team.  And as my once 4-year old child would say … an even “huger” “Thank You” to the Nepalese nationals who allowed this Hawaii Team the experience and memory of a life-time!  Serving has been a  true pleasure.

Daniel – S. Asia Lead Assist

Children's Program - Nepal

Children’s Program – Nepal

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