I'm sat in a Tea House in Namche Bazaar 3 days walk and an airplane ride to the nearest city, Kathmandu. The altitude is 3400m and I am amongst the highest mountains in the World. It is an honour to be here working and enjoying the scenery.
This is probably the most challenging thing I have ever done both physically and mentally. The air at the moment has 80% oxygen and will decrease to 40% in 5 days.
First and foremost this trip is work, documenting the trek from Lukla to Everest Base Camp, but also as a follower of Jesus I know he has a purpose for me being here. I believe that God is using me to bring something different to the mix. The group I am trekking with are amazing. Such a great mix of people from all backgrounds. It is a pleasure to get to know them.
Two days ago my room mate twisted his ankle. It was pretty bad, swollen and painful to walk on. Not what you need one day into a twelve day trip. So I plucked up the courage and asked if I could pray for his ankle, and he said yes. The next morning it was much better, not fully better but getting there and he could walk on it. Today he said it was not really painful at all. Now I would say praise the Lord, that's a miracle. My room mate however is not sure whether it was the bio gel or prayer and I said, that doesn't matter at the moment. The point is that it's better.
I know that this experience was as much for me as it was for him. I feel that God is challenging me to be bolder and step out in faith and walk in my calling as well as walk to the top of the world.
Earlier today I prayed for another team member who has a really bad knee. I believe she will receive her miracle tonight. Please pray for her.
As I have been sat here listening to some worship and reading my bible I came across this verse :
I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, (Ephesians 4:1, 2 ESV)
God is encouraging us all to "walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called". This means all day every day, at work at home, in the Himalaya, everywhere at all times.
Be encouraged, stand up, walk in humility and gentleness, be patient and see God blow your mind. He is alive and real and wants to use you in ways you can't imagine.
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