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Toddlers – Summer Break

by Simon

Our Toddler Group is now on its summer break. We will begin again on Wednesday 12th September after a well-earned break for our volunteer staff. We hope that you will have a great summer and look forward to welcoming you back next term.… Read more >

Toddlers – Summer Session

by Simon

Our Toddler Group’s Summer session will begin on Wednesday 25th April and run until 25th May.

Come and play Meet friends Have a cuppa Wednesday mornings term time. Lower Hall 9.45-11.15am For carers, parents and children under 5.  All are welcome, whether or not you have been before.… Read more >

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

by Simon

Wednesday 28th February

On my last day here in Kathmandu I visited the Nepali Baptist Bible College. Andy Saunders, a BMS worker who teaches at the college, took me to an unmarked building in which the college is housed. The building is unmarked because a Bible College is technically illegal in Nepal. There are more than 40 students living and … Read more >

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 >