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Puzzled in Nepal

The children at St. Devi's Academy had an exceedingly good time assembling puzzles. This might not seem like a compelling activity but building puzzles is a rare event in Nepal. Both genders and all ages enjoyed the challenge. The children divided into teams and when they completed the puzzles they [...]

By |March 24th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Puzzled in Nepal

Sewer Upgrade in Nepal

Just outside the compound walls at St. Devi's Academy is a small river. It has been filthy and putrid since before we purchased our land so many years ago. Fortunately a big change is on the way. A brand new sewer system is being constructed so access into our compound [...]

By |March 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Sewer Upgrade in Nepal

Trips with a Mission – By Jo Phelps, November 2004

I hadn't much of a vision as I traveled down life's road.  Till I saw God's forgotten children, spread around about the globe.  I felt a stirring in my heart, as a plan began to form.  I saw God's children, homes and schools!  Hence, Trips with a Mission was born! [...]

By |March 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Trips with a Mission – By Jo Phelps, November 2004


Cries of venders in the streets, Strange music in a foreign tongue, The stench of car exhaust and garbage, Familiar faces with happy smiles. Towering mountains in the distance, Dusty dirt trails, Primitive villages, Barefoot children with smiling faces. Overworked women carrying dokos, Men drinking tea in rundown huts, Goats [...]

By |March 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Nepal

Things to Do

Not all repairs have been made from the massive earthquake 2 years ago. Besides that, the Nepalese government continues to enforce more rules for the operation of educational facilities. We are required to make a separate location within the compound for the nursery (Montessori) class which is to include an [...]

By |February 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Things to Do

Party Time!!

Join us for a group birthday party at St. Devi's. Food comes first with a 13 pound cake, oranges and bananas. Games include 'pop the balloon' by sitting on it, making balloon animals and pin-the-tail to the donkey. Some people might think the games too juvenile for older children, but [...]

By |February 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Party Time!!

Impromptu Picnic

I returned back to my hotel a little earlier than usual. Sitting in the hotel lobby was a Nepali friend, Asha, her 2 girls along with a couple of other people. She told me to join them; they were going out to buy tea. I thought she meant they were [...]

By |February 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Impromptu Picnic

Heaps of Clothes

We brought two large duffel bags of clothes for the children at St. Devi's. Dumping the clothes on the bed in the guest bedroom created a large, chaotic heap. I spent several hours sorting everything by gender and size. Once there was order to the clothes I was delighted to [...]

By |February 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Heaps of Clothes

Happy Valentine’s Day!!

Valentine's day is a relatively new holiday in Nepal and specifically new to the students at St. Devi's Academy. My day started with one of our little girls giving me a hair clip as a Valentine's Day gift. Needless to say, I was moved by her generosity! As an effort [...]

By |February 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Happy Valentine’s Day!!

Greetings from Nepal

We arrived in Nepal a few days ago after a 6 stop journey hop scotching around the world! The weather has been lovely - in the upper 60's and low 70's during the day. Road construction is rampant causing a cloud of dust to linger in the air all over [...]

By |February 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Greetings from Nepal