Simon & Wendy are our link missionaries and they are based in Nepal. We agreed as a church to support Simon & Wendy in prayer.
They work as part of a BMS team providing support to the education system in Nepal and are currently living in Besi-Sahar in the Lamjung area.
We had a lovely evening catching up with them recently when they visited us with their little daughter.
Simon hosted a quiz – Who wants to be a Missionaire? We had a team of 4 consisting of Mike Andrew (Team Leader – he insisted on choosing his own team), Tim Stephenson, Brent Laidler and our Pastor, Ali. There were 12 rounds and we even had the ‘Millionaire’ music for effect. They had opportunities to ‘phone a friend’, ‘ask the audience’ and ’50/50′
The questions were all based upon Nepal and Simon & Wendy – how long was Simon a volunteer with BMS before joining as staff?; where is Nepal on this map?; how many people live on the ground floor of their apartment block? There were special bonus rounds too including name the hymns (English hymns sung in Nepalese). Our team managed to answer all the questions and only got 2 wrong, unfortunately losing a team member when this happened.
After all this hilarity we shared a supper of fish & chips.
It was good to share fellowship again.
We have set up a What’sApp group to keep in touch with Simon & Wendy – if you would like to be included then see Julia.
- for safe travelling whilst home on furlough
- settling back in Nepal
- raising their daughter in a foreign land
- 2 new computer labs they are currently setting up
Simon & Wendy previously worked at Kathmandu International Study Centre (KISC). Simon, a communications officer from Croydon, has volunteered with BMS at KISC since 2010. Wendy – who is from Minnesota, USA – has lived in Nepal for several years and began teaching at KISC in 2011.The couple met while teaching at KISC and got married in Nepal in June 2012.
Simon’s home church is South Norwood Baptist Church.
Follow this link to their blog!