In the past three weeks, we highlighted a few of the ways that Himalayan Life is addressing the tidal wave of need that is being created in the wake of COVID-19. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have focused these efforts in two ways: relief and education.
The purpose of relief is to alleviate the immediate need, to satisfy hunger and ensure a roof over one’s head. Relief is an expression of compassion and is not necessarily sustainable. Education, on the other hand, is the key to lifelong transformation. Education allows for the significant and sustainable improvement of the living conditions of children and families in the Himalayas. We, as Himalayan Life, do our best for the well-being of the children entrusted to us in Nepal, and we do everything in our power to make avenues for lifelong transformation.
And then of course there is another component: belief. We firmly believe in the transformative power of the gospel and the effectiveness of prayer. According to the old Franciscan motto: Ora et labora. Pray and work.
At the Himalayan Life Virtual Gala on November 19, we will report more about our various projects in the Himalayas, and the plans for the next year (as far as planning is currently possible).
To read more about how COVID-19 is affecting the Himalayas, click here, about the COVID-19 relief work that is going on in Chitwan click here, and about education that is happening in Yangri click here.