The salt in your shaker is one solid lump.
The clouds are floating into your bedroom in the morning.
Your grass has grown 3 inches overnight and is growing in places never seen before.
The backs of your legs and trousers are covered with flecks of mud flipped up from your sandals.
The constant dripping on the tin roof brings thoughts of water torture…
There is water everywhere except in the tank on your roof.
People take vacation from work to plant their rice fields.
Masses of ants can be seen crawling everywhere – hopefully not in your electronic equipment…
Insects and flowers of amazing color and variety can be seen (see photos below).
Umbrellas become permanently attached to your arm – for rain or for protection from the sun.
Envelopes with “sticky” that you lick to seal have already sealed themselves shut from the humidity.
Electricity becomes even less reliable than usual.
But – monsoon, for all its uncomfortable aspects, is a wonderful time of year here. The earth seems to come alive again with the rains and the air seems cleaner. The hills are green and the clouds lay draped over them like cotton candy. We praise God for the renewal that comes with the rains.
This year’s monsoon has come very late and there is still a need for lots more rain for the rice and to replenish the springs to get through the dry season. We know many places in the world are facing needs – and we pray for you as we appreciate your prayers for us. We are thankful that God is sovereign and in control and that we can trust him.
We are thankful to be back in Tansen and that Les is doing very well. He is enjoying being back to work – still part time at least for this week – and we both have been overwhelmed with gratitude for your prayers and support. धन्यबाद Dhanyabaad! (Nepali for thank you).
Much Love, लेस (Les) and देबी (Debbie)