News and articles from Mark and Ali Gill

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We had a great start to the morning with the baptism of a young girl – so she went for the dip in the bath tub as everyone gathered around praying for her as she confirmed her faith through the sacrament.

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Posted on Thu, 03 Feb 2011 | 1 comments

Visits, visits, visits...

It was the only 2 days in the last month when it has been cloudy and they had to come when Stuart and Ian were here from St Patrick’s Ballymena, one of our link parishes!

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Posted on Fri, 26 Nov 2010 | 0 comments

The Third Annual Hilly Regional Youth Conference

For the last three years, all the churches have got together to have a youth rally and this year it was held in one of the main towns in a neighbouring district. It is only 60km away, but a 2 hour journey with all the twists and turns along the way as the road travels down to the Seti River. It is all rather picturesque.

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Posted on Thu, 11 Nov 2010 | 0 comments

so...what's it like in the monsoon...

sure it’s wet, damp, humid and chheeeeeessssso

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Posted on Mon, 30 Aug 2010 | 1 comments

Dreadlocks anyone?

After 3 days on the road, dust, grime, sweat, blood, but no tears, my hair is as dry as the Sahara, might just put it in dreadlocks!

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Posted on Wed, 28 Apr 2010 | 6 comments

40 days of prayer for Nepal

The Church of Nepal takes seriously prayer for the nation. Find out how you can join in with others during 40 days of prayer for Nepal…

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Posted on Wed, 14 Apr 2010 | 1 comments

Huxter Shops, old friends and babies...

We have been blessed with ‘old friends’ coming around to see us in our flat here in Kathmandu, such as the lady who Ali is helping as I write…

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Posted on Sun, 11 Apr 2010 | 2 comments

Shyam, Anu, Lal, Vinod, Arjun, Tan, Iyam, Ona, Neeru

This is a special anniversary for it – 20 years since the first rally was held in Kathmandu immediately after the King Birendra resolved to allow multi-party democracy in 1990. We remember the banners and flags then proclaiming the good news of Jesus for all – the same message is broadcast today, but today, 20 years later, the Kingdom has grown tremendously.

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Posted on Mon, 05 Apr 2010

Horn Please!

Trucks here are painted very brightly with all sorts of pictures. Sometimes the cab is highly decorated like a Christmas tree with drivers peering through the tinsel. On the back of trucks and buses, there is usually a message to remind drivers coming up the rear to toot their horns to allert the driver to their presence – rear mirrors are a fixture to tie your tinsel to rather than a device to see behind you.

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Posted on Thu, 25 Mar 2010

Why, why?

At the airport we settled in the cafe, which is a bit of a shack outside under the grove of tropical trees, serving tea, coffee, noodles and biscuits…

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Posted on Fri, 19 Mar 2010 | 2 comments