One of my favorite things that have happened here has been when we went to the “Monkey Temple”. We hopped on a bus (which is an adventure all by itself, I’m going to film it some time soon) and we drove 30 minutes from our guesthouse to get there. We weren’t sure what we were going to do, but the Nepali translators who live with us at the guesthouse had brought a ukulele and told us we were going to worship at the top of the temple! As we started walking up the stairs we saw more and more monkeys as we neared the top of the temple. It is a beautiful place.
There was a soft breeze ruffling the hundreds of prayer flags as we overlooked the entire city. We found a spot and started worshiping.
At first, I wasn’t sure why we were doing this. I didn’t believe it could be effective or do anything. We are just singing, what good can that do? However, as people walked by us to other parts of the temples, they would become curious and gather by to see what was happening. As we were simply singing I wondered at the thought that Jesus could use simple singing and a ukulele to bring people to him. Periodically some of us would break off and talk to the people who had come to listen. By the end of the day there had been three salvations, and many people heard about the story of Jesus, and Jesus’ love for them for the first time.
God works in and with the simple things. All we have to do is sing.