Misty Granade and Her Thoughts on Nepal

May 08, 2013  | GW Trip, Global Partner, Economic Development

We are so excited to travel to Nepal in November to visit with our partner Sangte, learn more about Nepal, and teach sewing skills.  Sangte has started sewing schools in Nepal to teach women skills and share the hope of Christ.   It is not too late to join us in November. Learn more about the trip from Misty Granade as she shares thoughts on her visit to Nepal last year and her excitement about returning with us in November:
Misty and Monju taking a break at lunch
 
What did you learned last year when you traveled to Nepal? I learned that we women truly are all the same. We worry about our kids, our families, our friends, our churches, and our communities. And we all want to work on making a difference in the lives of those around us.

 

What was your favorite thing about your trip to Nepal?  Oooh! That's a hard one! I loved the countryside. I'm not sure that God could have come up with a more beautiful place. The six hour bus ride from Kathmandu was stunning and something I'm looking forward to again in November. But my final answer will have to be the people. They were warm and welcoming and I enjoyed getting to know the 15 ladies so much! We had a hard time communicating sometimes but we sure had fun trying!
 
How are you different because of your time in Nepal?  The world is all at once so much bigger and so much smaller to me now. It took 30 hours by plane get there and that's a long time to be on an airplane! So in that sense, I feel like I have a much better idea of how big the planet actually is. It feels smaller as well though because I think about how many similarities I share with my sisters in Christ in Nepal and how I pray for them everyday and know that they are praying for me as well. It's almost as if I could reach out my arms and give them a hug from here.
 
What are you most looking forward to about going back to Nepal this year? Meeting the new students. Visiting with Sangte and Lura again. Seeing the Himalayas again.

 

Is there anything else you want to share from your trip? I am so thankful that I got to go to Nepal in 2012 and am gearing up to go again in 2013! The trip last year was so good and then after I returned I've had the opportunity to speak about my trip several times, including speaking to my children's classes at school. I am NOT a public speaker and yet each time I talk about it, it's like I get to go back for a little while. Sharing my experiences in Nepal with people in the United States is yet another blessing. If you think you are being called to go on one of the Global Women trips, apply for it! I feel like God has used the tiny portion I have given and grown it into something truly amazing. I don't want anyone to miss out on that!
 
Sangte practicing her Kumihimo braidingMisty and Sarah taking a break during an afternoon session. Sarah is 23Misty, Sarah, Ann (in the back), Hira,  Bibi Maya and Judy before the Women's Conference on Friday
 
If you want information about traveling with us to Nepal in November please email me: kbarringer@globalwomengo.org