Then, one evening we were invited over to a mutual friend's house for a backyard barbeque. I remember my friend saying that she had invited some of their other friends to join us, and I remember thinking that was great... because I am totally about "the more, the merrier." We were introduced to Dave and Kimberly and then we spent the next couple of hours eating grilled yummies, visiting, and laughing. Lots of laughter! At some point well into the evening, their boy, about two-years old at the time, did something that needed "redirection." Everyone chuckled at the childish mischief and someone teased, "So is that how they teach kids to behave in Nepal?"
My eyes got big, I leaned forward, and pointed my finger at Dave and Kimberly, "You're the Beine's? Your the ones who are missionaries to Nepal?" I couldn't believe I was having dinner with these people I had longed to meet for so long! What a joy! What a dream come true!
Who knew that twelve years later we would have dinner together in Kathmandu, Nepal?
(...noticing God's glory and His never-ending Grace Gifts 199 to 236, from Dusseldorf, Germany, to Kathmandu and finally Tansen in Nepal!)
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