Posts from February 2018

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There’s a one-eyed yellow idol to the north of Kathmandu … IX

by Simon

Tuesday 27th February

As I was going to visiting the Drews who work for BMS in Nepal, it was a requirement that I complete a health check to make sure I would be up to it. This was mainly via a self-disclosure form which included recording my height and weight. When the report came back it suggested that I might … Read more >

There’s a one-eyed yellow idol to the north of Kathmandu … VII

by Simon

Sunday 25th February

It’s Sunday, so therefore it’s time for church, right? Not in Nepal, it’s not. Saturday is church day here as it’s the only day off most people have. So therefore we must have gone to church yesterday, then? Well, no …

Yesterday, the BMS workers in Nepal had a retreat day, led by me, so that was … Read more >

There’s a one-eyed yellow idol to the north of Kathmandu … VI

by Simon

Friday 23rd February

I arrived in Kathmandu yesterday lunchtime after a 24 hour and three flight journey from Haipi, India. The length of the journey was largely the result of trying to economise on the flights which meant an overnight layover in Delhi airport.

I don’t think I have mentioned the immigration experience in India – an eVisa from London … Read more >

There’s a one-eyed yellow idol to the north of Kathmandu … V

by Simon

Tuesday 20th February

This morning Emmanuel School arranged a Socio-Cultural Event in my honour. I was brought on to the platform in front of the students, teachers and various other invited guests and was given a certificate and a tie in a traditional Kuki tribal pattern.

One of the features of Emmanuel School is the variety of cultures that come … Read more >

There’s a one-eyed yellow idol to the north of Kathmandu … IV

by Simon

Monday 19th February

I’m starting writing this sitting outside in the morning sunshine in Haipi village, Manipur. It’s a dirty job, but someone has to do it. We were talking last evening about the Emmanuel School, of which I am a UK trustee. In making plans for the future of the school it seems that a key factor is whether … Read more >

There’s a one-eyed yellow idol to the north of Kathmandu … III

by Simon

I’m writing this as I’m getting ready to leave our hosts in Delhi and head for the airport for the flight to Imphal and on to Haipi village and Emmanuel School. We were in Delhi for little more than 36 hours, but there was much upon which to reflect, although here’s something trivial to be going on with. This is … Read more >

There’s a one-eyed yellow idol to the north of Kathmandu … II

by Simon

I have successfully completed the first leg of my journey to Kathmandu, having arrived in Delhi last night. Despite it being well past midnight there was a significant queue – or rather scrum – for taxis. Our driver piled all our luggage into the front seat, because he was carrying gas bottles in the boot. Three of us then squeezed … Read more >

Messy Sunday – 24th February 4.00pm

by Simon

We have run Messy Church on Saturday mornings now for a number of years, now it’s time to make Sunday’s Messy. Join us for some crafts and games, some songs and stories, and then plenty of food. A service for all little and big kids, you will create, you will laugh, you will hear of a God who loves you … Read more >

Walking Football

by Simon

There’s a group of men and women, including a sprinkling (is that the right collective noun) of clergy who met every other week to play football for an hour. This is not ordinary football as no running is allowed. This means that various walking styles – from race walk wiggling, to Silly Walks loping – are in evidence. If you … Read more >