Editor's note: Isaac sent this as an update from his recent trip to Nepal. I have adapted it to an article. Be sure and look at the photos in the header by using the right arrow to scroll.

Last week I returned from one of my favorite nations, Nepal!

Leading up to this trip, it soon became one of my most faith building ventures as I needed to raise a few thousand dollars in such a short amount of time. Through many of your prayers guided by the power of God I actually left with more than I needed that I was able to donate!

In just 10 days I raised my goal of just under $3,000 on GoFundMe the crowdfunding platform and was able to join in with the second Kona wave team.

Many natural disasters happen all over the world, but with the earthquakes that devastated Nepal it felt personal. Knowing the missionaries that were on the ground and in danger as they were helping had me on edge as well as wondering if my many Nepali friends were OK.

Upon arriving, We saw Kathmandu was relatively fine overall. It was just scattered with some buildings that were cracked. It paled in comparison to the damage in the outlying villages like the one we had come to. What we did see were people who were still very frightened and in need of hope.

The obvious severity of what had happened to these people became a prime avenue for the gospel. Many were seeking prayer and confidence in a time when there is so much fear and we know that God’s perfect love casts out all fear and in Him there is no darkness at all!

For two weeks we worked in villages above the Kathmandu valley where the mountains are nestled next to one another hemming in the beautiful landscape. We slept in tents at a small local church in a village with hopes to build tin shelters for families who had lost their homes.

It was the most empowering thing to see Nepalis rise up and begin building for themselves when at first, they merely watched us. By the end they were finishing our projects and jumping on their own with smiles something that seemed to have been taken away from them. God was using us as His ambassadors of hope in a hopeless place and that got us excited!

Over the course of our time in the village with the labor from the previous team, 13 shelters have been made for affected families (an example seen below). It became crystal clear that our team was wonderful at building relationships and because of the previous team, trust had already been established and we were able to pray and minister to the local Nepalis.

A shelter Built by the Nepal Crew - YWAM Kona

It was the most empowering thing to see Nepalis rise up and begin building for themselves when at first, they merely watched us. By the end they were finishing our projects and jumping on their own with smiles something that seemed to have been taken away from them. God was using us as His ambassadors of hope in a hopeless place and that got us excited!

Over the course of our time we were able to see 4 salvations and a few healings. One man in particular couldn’t stop pumping his arms because just before he was in so much pain and another man who had been on his death bed but received Jesus into his life and the next day seemed to be doing better!

This trip reminded me that when God says GO, He will do the rest!

Leaving the first village the people honored our team with ceremonial scarves symbolizing that they were very grateful for our help and urged us that we would always be welcomed back with open arms!

This trip reminded me that when God says GO, He will do the rest! There were moments where I doubted if God had really spoken to me and it was especially hard when people were calling me brave and said I had so much faith, but in actuality it didn’t feel that way.

I have come out with a greater measure of faith in God’s provision and an ever more burning heart for the nations of the world to be saved, which is why I love missions!

If God hadn’t encountered me back in 2012 in that open vision like He did, I wouldn’t be so set on as to what my calling is: to be in long term missions one day! But for now, being a part of trips like this are truly a privilege and I am very thankful for all that prayed and sewed into helping the Nepali people directly by sending me.

There is currently another Kona team there now on the ground helping and doing much of what we just did and my hope is that we all continue to pray that the Love of God will come crashing down into this orphaned nation and see hope restored!

Thank you for taking time to read this and I hope that it stirs faith in you to GO when God says! God Bless you!

is a worshiper and lover of Jesus Christ. He has a heart to spread the Gospel through radical love and truth.