Thursday, January 27, 2011

Around the house

Caleb with another American boy that lives here and our helpers sons that get to come when they have a holy day at school.  Caleb still wears his overalls and work boots just about everyday even though he is far away from the South. 

Tea time on the roof.  The kids got me this tea set for Christmas and Anna is making full use of it being the hostess to friends from America that live here also.
The kids playing a game in our living room.  Notice all the Nepali signs for our language class.

Some of our neighbor kids.  They live the next house over.  They climb their wall most afternoons to play with us.

I just had to get this shot.  Sunning to get warm.  And I think a little tired from a day of play. 

Looking down from the roof.  Caleb wants to get up there first thing every morning. 

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Differences in Nepal, not Difficulties WATER

One of the biggest changes we have had to face in Nepal is water.  Anyone who lived close to us in Tennessee knows we used a lot of water.  Watered our yard after we planted grass, the kids made mud puddles to play in and we  just didn't  have to think about if we were  going to run out of water.  Well, it is not like that here in Nepal.  At least in our part of the city.  The city water comes every 4 days so during that time there is plenty to go around.  But only then.  That is when we take our looong hot shower and not feel bad about how long you are in there.  The other times we are very water conscience.  And you remember the old saying about flushing the commode "  If it's yellow, let it mellow and if it's brown flush it down."  Well, that is definitely put in practice here.  To conserve water.   
This is our neighbors water tank but ours looks the same.  Except our building has two. 
Another family from America lives above us.  Same process.  You pump water up  to the container to use for your house. 

Don't get me wrong.  I only did this once.  We were behind on laundry for some reason and I thought I would help the washer out and use less water.  I had several people watching me.  I'm sure I looked as ridiculous  as I felt. 

This is our washer.  It does a good job with the clothes. But very small, takes a long time and uses a lot of water.  One day we measured it.  It takes 50 liters per load. 

Friday, January 7, 2011

Yes, we did make it to Nepal.

As you can see, we have made it to Nepal!!  We arrived on Oct. 29 over two months ago.  I can't believe I have not written anything on my blog this whole time.  It is not because there was nothing to write about.  There was more then you can imagine that has happened these last two months that you would be interested in hearing. Not because we are an interesting family, but this county is so very different then America it is so intriguing.  I will try to capture it in pictures and maybe,just maybe, I will start back blogging and share stories in time.
First Begger boy that asked me for money.  I gave him an American snack and told him that Jesus loved him.

John and his new friends enjoying the afternoon
The view going towards a village outside Kathmandu
I sure would not want to be these Monkeys.

Monday, October 25, 2010

We are Nepal bound

We have one more day in the USA.  So excited and can't wait to see what God has for us there.

Monday, September 13, 2010

All work and no play?

All work and no play makes the Sellers a very dull family. It rained Friday at our house which formed a very nice mud puddle. Well, since we had NOTHING to do (yeah right) the kids made a bee line to "walk" in it. John quickly grabbed his camera and captured the moment.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Nepal, Here we come ! ! ! ! !

We have our tickets bought and we are on our way to Nepal. It seems like a long time coming but now that the tickets are bought it is like, "Where did the time go?" Lots to do but so excited about this next chapter in our families lives.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Living Waters Youth Camp

This week we were at Living Waters Camp. We always come with expectation that God is going to show up in a mighty way. This week was no exception. The altars were full most of the time as young people were challenged by the preaching. I wish I could go every week in the summer. All three of our girls praying together at the altar

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Pray for the county of Nepal

Please pray for the county of Nepal. The deadline for their new constitution is coming up. May 28. The country is divided as to the direction it will go and the party that will be in charge. The man in the middle is Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal. Earlier this month there was a strike where the Maoist party shut down the country for six days. No traffic moved, stores and schools were closed and the Maoist had a large number of supporters in the streets. This was very devastating in an already weak economy. Not sure what the future holds for this county. I only know that God is in control.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Friday Flashback. OH MY

I ran across our wedding pictures the other day and oh my what a change. We were so young. Chad was 18 and I was 21. I love to tell people that he was too young to rent the car on our honeymoon. I love him more today that I ever though I could.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Bro. Steve Brown Ministries

Just wanted to share with you a blessing on the internet. Bro. Steve Brown has a wonderful ministry that is a blessing to so many people. They have a local church ministry based out of Heritage Baptist Temple in Little Rock, Arkansas. They want to help Evangelize the World by broadcasting the Live Video of Bible Conference, Missions Conference, CampMeeting, Jubilee, Revival Meeting or Other Special Event on the World Wide Web and record the Event to DVD and CD.