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Nepal Journey

Towards the end of Novem­ber 2019, the INF New Zealand Direc­tor (Sean) along with a TSCF (Ter­tiary Student Chris­t­ian Fel­low­ship) student leader, took a team of four uni­ver­sity stu­dents to Nepal for two weeks. The focus of this trip was to get a better under­stand­ing of life, culture and faith in Nepal as well as spend­ing time with uni­ver­sity stu­dents in Nepal and vis­it­ing the projects of INF and other con­nected organisations.

The team spent a week in Kath­mandu vis­it­ing various cul­tural, reli­gious and tourist sites to get an idea about life and culture. They also had some train­ing ses­sions about Nepali life and other faiths. They spent time inter­act­ing with Nepali stu­dents and getting to under­stand their world and Chris­t­ian expe­ri­ence. The second week was spent in Pokhara where the team visited INF projects and visited a village project and a local church. They also spent time with INF per­son­nel and visited Green Pas­tures hos­pi­tal, farm and the Pokhara Study Centre

This was the first time that INF New Zealand have part­nered with TSCF in running a short-term team to Nepal. It was a very worth­while time and there was a lot for the stu­dents to take in, think through and be chal­lenged about. This trip was also a recog­ni­tion that for many young people today, to gain an under­stand­ing and heart for serving people over­seas means that they need to phys­i­cally create a context and a con­nec­tion to people and places.