Our family has lived and served in Nepal for the past 15 years with Youth With A Mission, a non-profit organization that pays no salaries. All of our support comes from family, friends and well-wishers, and we put our trust in God to bring in the next months necessary support in order for us to continue on in our ministry. We have 6 children- 2 whom we adopted 9 years ago when they were 8 and 12 and are now out of the house, and then 4 little ones of our own.
Our ministry consists of leading 5 month Discipleship Training Schools each year, as well as teaching in our Bible school, Worship school and local churches. Padam is the worship leader at our local church, works with the youth and we are also involved in community development and health care. Due to the recent earthquakes (7.9 followed by a 7.3) and whole villages flattened, we are also on the front lines in getting aid out to the villages and providing the necessary supplies such as food, shelter and encouragement.
In the 15 years that we have served here in Nepal, our family has been forced to move houses about once every 6-12 months. Obviously this puts a lot of extra stress on our family, especially with young children. Now that we've had the earthquakes, the house that we are currently in is full of cracks, and has become unsafe for our family to live in. We were forced to live outside in a tent for several days, and we are now back in our house but all sleeping in the sitting room next to the main door for quick exit in case if another quake hits. Also not ideal. We would look for another house to rent, but most all the houses around are in the same place as far as safety goes, as well as hard to come by. We are constantly putting our trust in God to keep us safe during this time.
Due to this, we feel that it is past time that we build a small house of our own, that is "earthquake resistant". With a safe house of our own, we wouldn't be forced to move houses any more and we could also sleep in peace and not have to worry about the house caving in on us during the night.
Thank you so very much for your interest in our ministry here, and for your many prayers and support. We thank you in advance for your sacrificial gifts to help us attain a safe house to live in, as we rebuild new foundations here in Nepal!
~Padam and Prabina, Samundra, Oshea, Adaiah and Supriya Subedi
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