Birthday Nepal!!!

Hi, everyone, Will here! I haven’t talked to you since I was 11 and riding elephants. Now, I’m 12 and celebrating. You may wonder what a Nepali birthday is like. I’m blogging to tell you. The day started out normal. No school, because who wants school on their birthday? I got up, mom and dad gave me their gift, and the day progressed. I waited all day, and nothing happened. Then, around 5, the fun started! First, as I went in, the children and others lined up on either side of me, like a gauntlet, and threw confetti at me. Then we all started dancing and they proceeded to lift me up on their shoulders. After they put me down, they took me to a little throne decorated with balloons and gave me a large party hat. Then after an opening prayer, the kids put on another talent show with singing, dancing, plays, and jokes in my honor. Then we ate snacks like prawn chips, cheese, nut, and raisin on a stick, chips, and popcorn. After we danced a little more, we ate curry in the kid’s kitchen. Then, we headed up to go to bed. All in all, it was the best birthday ever. Even though I got many great gifts, my favorite gift was worshiping God with my family and friends.

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5 Responses to “Birthday Nepal!!!”


  1. 1 Adam Del Valle February 16, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Hey Will happy birthday I am so glad you had a wonderful party I was overjoyed to read about your experience and the pics are amazing. I am looking forward to meeting you and your family may God bless you on your special day and forevermore take care God bless

  2. 2 Terry Simpson February 16, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    aaaahhh…. How I miss those times. I remember it well. They sure know how to throw a party. And celebrate! Thanks for the pictures. God bless you guys, and God bless you Will. I said mine was the best birthday party I had ever had. In fact, I told everybody that my family when I was growing up never had birthday parties and that this one (the one they threw for me) made up for all the ones I never had growing up.

  3. 3 Cassie February 16, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Happy Birthday, Will! (a day late) I am so proud of you! Great picture, and I love your blogs. Be sure and tell your Mom and Dad that I think of all of you often and pray for you daily. May God keep blessing!
    Love, Aunt Cassie

  4. 4 Vickie Johnson February 18, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday, Will!! What a wonderful birthday celebration–one you will never forget! Love reading your blogs & always look forward to the next one. Tell Mom & Dad hello.
    My prayers are with you, Vickie

  5. 5 Mandy Reid February 28, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Will,
    Happy Belated Birthday! I’m just now getting caught up reading your family’s blog. Sounds like you had a really great birthday. We miss you and your mom and dad, but we’re glad you are having such great experiences there. I am also very impressed by your writing skills. Take care and have fun. Play with all the kids there for Simon and Caleb and Anna and all the JCF kids who can’t. You are their ‘ambassador of friendship’ to Nepal and it sounds like you are doing a great job!
    the Reids


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