R Star Ministries
Russell was on a round the world trip for some 6 months to see things which
inspired her, called to her at that time. This
included a stay in Nepal where she met Rabin. The project WOMEN
HELPING WOMEN…therefore the world! was borne from that long ago trip to Nepal, a
happen chance in meeting the young boy Rabin, a 10 ½ years old while walking
about a small Temple near Kathmandu.
The small, thin young man appealed to her to allow him to
show her around explaining what was what of his country and offer history
without a ;charge; to her. She said
politely that she was not interested. He
could see her discomfort with the several other children around who were also
attempting to sell her the idea of a guide and or begging in their scruffy
clothing that cold afternoon.
that with his sharing the beauty of his country, he could kindly persuade (the
pesky ) other children to go away, as his real need was to practice English with
a person rather than through books at school.
He pleaded his need well.
Well with that she accepted his offer and they began their relationship which to
this day continues, strengthened each year with the closeness they have created
by traditional mail, then to e-mail and by phone calls from time to time, and
her returning to Nepal in 2003 of December to reconnect in person bringing with
her an unknown success to his country, but clearly with his help and efforts as
Originally Rosalind had agreed to go to Nepal in 2002, but with the uprising
which had taken place there with the King and family murdered, the possible take
over and unsteady government adding to the danger of her travel to the country;
she cancelled that trip. It was not
a country of her hearts desire to return to, but the pull of the young man
increasingly played upon her to the point of deciding her safety was not a
concern of that much importance. (It
is through her faith that she was able to set aside the reality of existing
dangers, so on that basis she did not fret in her decision regardless of the
danger present, as she knew she would be fine and truly did wish to reconnect
with Rabin, the enchanting child from so long ago).
In the months prior to her making the 25 hour trip to Kathmandu, she decided she
would take a gift to the family. The
gift decided upon was to present the family with 2 healthy female goats,
pregnant if possible. In her
naivety she failed to understand that Rabin’s family was not in a village
where livestock could live, but tin an actual city.
In her passion about what she was taking on with the
trip, the reuniting with a young man who had since ‘adopted’ her as his
second mom, she came to realize that the goats would hardly be appropriate, but
did not abandon the idea as there was something about the ‘goats’ idea still
brewing in her mind. Meantime she
with friends what she
Project in Nepal"
of Nepal 2003