Monday, December 13, 2010

Last Full Day In Nepal

Feed your fears, and your faith will starve.
Feed you faith, and your fears will.
Jesus could have calmed your storm long ago. But He hasn't. Does He want to teach you a lesson? Could that lesson read something like this: "Storms are not an option, but fear is"?
God has recorded His accomplishments in Scripture. His Resume includes Red Sea opening. Lions' mouths closing. Goliath topplings. Lazarus raisings. Storm stillings and strollings.
His lesson is clear. He's the commander of every storm.
The LORD's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; nor His ear heavy, that it cannot hear. Isaiah 59:1
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
Today was our last full day in Nepal. We met up with Mary and Fran and hit the streets to load them up on necessary items for Trek and Maya. That kept us busy until about 3PM. Now we are back at the hotel gearing up to pack his stuff to bring over in the morning and of course get our stuff packed up for the long trip home. As you can imagine we have mixed emotions with leaving. We can't wait to get home and see our girls and friends and family, but it's so hard leaving our son here. We are so thankful for the PUMA family. Honestly if they couldn't take care of him one of us would be staying. I could NEVER put a child back into an orphanage!
I know that doesn't sound like an exciting day, but that's about all we did. I did take pictures today for your viewing enjoyment. Note....the picture are all backwards. Not sure how to get them in order. I guess start with the pictures from the end of the day and work your way to the beginning.

The one who HATED the elevator when we first got him, now likes it!

Wanted to get a nice picture of him outside the hotel. Guess not.

Maya enjoying her pineapple pizza.

Maya loved her balloon. She kept whacking me on the head with it :)

Trek with father Christmas. Nope, didn't like that either.

The children waiting patiently for Mary and Fran to find the two missing wheels on Maya's stroller.

Maya wanted to be held by Mike all day.

Trek in the taxi.


  1. Praying for your safe travels home and peace with putting Trek in God's hands. How blessed this little guy is :)

    These verses I always go to and rely upon. Even though His plan surpasses my understanding, He has it all under control:

    Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

    God bless,
    Sadie Murdie

  2. Well Tonya,
    The Lord has indeed blessed your leap of faith. Maybe not in the way we wanted, but certainly the way He wanted. I'm encouraged by that and at the same time am so sad for you that you will not be able to bring that sweet little boy home where he certainly belongs. He will be in my prayers that while you are separated, he will long to see you again, that he will be happy and safe and that he feels love like yours while with Fran and Mary. Praise God for them and all that they will do in your place for a time. Also will be praying for you and the rest of your family that you will feel a peace about this and that evidence will surface ASAP according to His will and that in a very short time, you will be holding him in your arms again! Prayers for safe travels home.
    Love you so! Know you can't wait to hold your girls. What an emotional return home for you.

  3. Mike & Tonya!

    Praying, praying, praying for you! May you feel the Lord's strength & peace in a mighty way! Believing with you that God's plan will continue to be revealed one step at time!! Quickly :) Thank you for loving on Maya after we returned home! Talk soon!