Dear Supporting Churches,
Warm greetings from Sagoal, Pokhara, Nepal
We, the Sagoal family, wish you a Happy Christmas 2013 and a blessed New Year 2014.
The weather in Nepal has changed over the last two months and is becoming colder each day. However, it is beautiful in Pokhara at this time of year – sunny and dry and the snow-topped mountain peaks are visible for the whole of each day.
Some political groups were opposing November’s national elections for the Constitutional Assembly, announcing strikes for many days over the last few months. Despite this, the election passed relatively peacefully on 19 November and it is said that more than 70% of eligible voters cast their votes across the nation.
All the Sagoal staff have been restricted to working in the office recently because of the strikes. Furthermore, the government requested organisations like us not to organise community meetings during the run up to the election. However, we resumed our visits to our partner churches from the 24th November.
Be joyful with us as you read of what Nepali churches do at Christmas time.