Happy New Year!
A decision made...
Thank you for praying with us as we have been making plans for our next step. We have come to a conclusion that seems to us to maximize the positive aspects of each family member's hopes and desires...and it seems quite clear that this is the way that God is leading. We will return to Nepal on March 2nd...well, it will be a long trip to get there, as our tickets are those "around the world" type. We will spend nine weeks in Tansen. Our plan is to serve at the mission hospital, archive our Chepang work of the past 14 years, enjoy relationships with people we love in Nepal, prepare for a sabbatical in the U.S. in 2014, and see what else the LORD might have in mind.
As this is likely to be the last across-the-globe trip for the six of us together (Nick, our oldest son, is making his own plans to chart his own course, and these include a focus on education with sights set on a good college experience)...we plan to culminate with a trip through Europe on our way home. We haven't chosen every destination yet, but we do hope to see many European friends with whom we have served in Asia. We will have one month to explore there. We look forward to exposing our boys to more of this fascinating world.
We hope our house is re-built when we return to Spokane, but if not, we will navigate the final decisions upon our return. In our absence, our wonderful friends, and comrades in this life, are willing to stand in for us to oversee the building project. We thank God for you!
So, the Beines remain nomadic, even if for a shorter stint in 2013.
May you know the comfort of belonging to God, the one who is the same yesterday, today and forever!
Kimberly, for the Beine Bunch