Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Travel Itinerary

Team Sherpa leaves Oxford for Queenstown on Saturday morning, Dec 19. We will camp there for five nights witnessing to backpackers and anyone that we meet. However our main focus during those days will be to "warm up" for the intense spiritual warfare that we anticipate facing "behind enemy lines" on the Asian subcontinent. We are committed to being completely open and broken with one another. We stand together to renounce any past sins or struggles that may hinder deeper intimacy with Christ or give a platform for the enemy to attack from. With one accord we bind and break the power of the enemy, taking captive every thought to the perfect will of God and stepping out in obedience to his Word and the prompting of His Spirit. Those first few days will be an excellent time of testing and feeling out our strengths and weaknesses during a transitional stage of our ministry together.
On Dec 24 we drive back to Christchurch and board our flight for Kathmandu, Nepal. Our first layover is in Sydney, Australia which shouldn't be very long and we do not anticipate leaving the airport at all. Our second layover is in Bangkok, Thailand where our plane is scheduled to arrive at 1:00 am Dec 25, Christmas morning. Our next flight doesn't leave until 8:00 pm that evening so we are planning to meet up with the Thailand team that will already be in Bangkok at that time and celebrate Christmas together with them.
Finally, we should arrive in Kathmandu some time on Dec 26. From there we will begin our backpacking journey through Nepal, northern India and down the west coast. Flying out of Mumbai on Feb 11.

Please join us in praying for:

-Spiritual unity within our team and for an attitude of love and forgiveness to be the foundation for everything that we do.

-God to prepare the hearts of those that He is calling to Himself and for divine appointments with them.

-Health, safety and energy even when times are tough.

-Discernment of spirits.

-That we would walk in obedience to God's word and submission to His Spirit.


  1. God be with you and the team. May you witness to others the true Spirit of our Lord Jesus Christ. May He cover you with His blessings and send His angels to watch over you all. In Jesus precious name. Amen
    Good luck, Ben. Work your magic.

  2. Wow Ben, this will be a very interesting & challenging trip! God bless you guys & we'll be praying for you. I really hope you get our card before you go - I was hoping it'd be there before the 24th but now it has to be before the 19th! :P

    R & E