Report from our Missionary Katherine Parker

Brooke Eikenberry Pastor's Corner

Many of you will recall Missionary Katherine Parker’s visit with us last year as she shared what it’s like serving with the Health Team of the United Mission to Nepal. She shared in a recent email that she’s spending most of her time in Rukum, a remote district in mid-west Nepal. If you’re not sure exactly where that is, she says that it takes 18-24 hours of driving from Kathmandu to reach Musikot, the district headquarters. Following that, it takes several additional hours by jeep and walking to reach most of her working villages.

Most of her current work is assisting ongoing recovery efforts after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal in April, 2015. But her biggest news was that, after almost 20 years, local elections were again taking place in Nepal. The second round of elections took place on June 28th, just several weeks ago. She asks us to be in prayer that these newly reinstated local elections will be a peaceful and transparent process.

You may use several points of contact for Katherine Parker including email: ktparker@gmail.com or kparker@umcmission.org. You may follow her blog at bokashi.blogspot.com or on Facebook at fb.com/bokashi. Finally, postal mail sill works under the address:

Katherine Parker

c/o United Mission to Nepal

PO Box 126, Thapathali

Kathmandu, NEPAL

Please continue to pray for Katherine and her effectiveness to embodying the hands and feet of Christ. Pray for all our missionaries who reach parts of the world we’ll never see, much less know, but whose presence represents the very presence of God in Christ!

– Pastor Lee

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