Sonia_PokharaThis trip to Nepal has been a life-changer. So many unique experiences, so many amazing people, too many overwhelming blessings. I am so grateful that Sonia was here to experience them all with me. Partly, because it would have been impossible to come home and describe everything to her using only words and pictures. But, mainly because she is my best friend and I would want no one but her by my side in pursuit of the Lord.


We partner well together in ministry. Sonia’s many strengths cover my many weaknesses. She continually smooths out my rough edges. When we’re together, she even makes me more lovable. Since people are naturally drawn to her warm personality, by default they assume I can’t be that bad since she chose to marry me. Her gifts of faith, compassion, wisdom and generosity were used abundantly to blessed many here in Nepal. She not only equipped many through workshops on special needs and prayer & parenting but also prayed for, counseled and encouraged countless others. It was obvious that many women felt Sonia was a timely gift for them in their time of need.

I am well aware that we can’t always travel together on trips like these but there is no doubt in my mind that Sonia was supposed to come to Nepal with me. She was not an added bonus to this trip. She was an integral part of it. Many of the opportunities and appointments would not have been possible if she was not here. Her prayers, her faith and her perseverance helped us follow the Spirit’s lead throughout the entire adventure. I couldn’t have ask for a better (or prettier) traveling companion. I couldn’t have dreamed of having a better best friend. Thank you for journeying with me in pursuit of His heart, my dear!


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3 thoughts on “My BFF

  1. ar says:

    The LORD let John wake up and smell the roses in his very LOVELY and GODLY wife, SONIA! What a beautiful discovery to make while in a place where you experienced the miraculous blessings together. Praise to the LORD.

  2. ar says:

    ps Forgot to ask what is happening in the picture where the ladies and children are surrounding Sonia?

  3. Joyce says:

    Her children arise and call her blessed… her husband also and he praises her. She certainly is… a woman who fears the Lord.

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