Mission Update March 2021

Heading to Nepal March 28—Finally!

It’s been 21 months since I returned from Nepal to USA for an operation and recovery time . I certainly didn’t anticipate the arrival of COVID, plus other operations and lock-downs. Now I’m finally able to return to Nepal March 28.

Mission Update October 2020

By the time you get our latest newsletter, I’ll be on my way to University of Michigan hospital for my next surgery. On Tues-day, October 6, I will be having surgery on my back.
I have degenerative arthritis of the spine. MRIs have shown that lumbar 4—5 –6 are compressing the sciatic nerves. This is creating severe pain in both hips and down the legs, making it very difficult to walk.

The Beauty of Handmade Yak Milk Soap

The Beauty of Yak Milk Soap

Yak Milk is no doubt a new concept to you. While most people have understood the healthy skin benefit of milk products in their soap, few realize just how wonderful yak milk can be for your complexion. Yak milk is rich in essential minerals and vitamins to achieve youthful, healthy skin.

The women of the Himalayas have long ago learned the secret to beautiful skin. Yaks are found only in the higher elevations of the Himalayas. Their milk contains a higher fat content, and has been found to contain Vitamin A, calcium and protein. All yaks are free range, herded by native herders in high alpine pastures.

Our Yak Milk Soaps help to reduce oil secretions as well as being an excellent fighter against acne. Yak milk will exfoliate dead skin cells as well as promote relaxation.

All of our Yak Milk Soaps are hand-made by the women of the Himalayas in Nepal. They are created in small batches at a time. There are no artificial chemicals in any of our yak milk products.

Our Sandalwood Soap – all natural

Benefits of Sandalwood

Sandalwood use reaches back into the depths of time, to ancient Egypt, India, and China. Known for thousands of years for its numerous mind and body benefits, sandalwood continues to be used throughout the world in many forms, including sandalwood soap. In addition to the benefits offered by its fragrance, sandalwood soap also has much to offer the skin itself.

Soothes and Calms the Mind

In ancient cultures, such as that of India, the scent of sandalwood has long been appreciated for its affects on the mind, some would even say on the soul. Sandalwood has been used in a religious context for thousands of years, helping to calm the mind and ease meditation. It’s not surprising that today sandalwood is used by practitioners of aromatherapy to offer relief from stress, anxiety, and depression. Clinical studies, according to the National Cancer Institute, have demonstrated some positive benefit from aromatherapy, and researchers continue to study its potentials.

Helps Keep Skin Supple, Healthy

The skin is the largest organ of the body, serving to protect all that is underneath it in part by blocking harmful bacteria from entering. Protecting it from becoming too dry is important, not just for appearance, but also for health. When skin gets dry to the point of cracking, those cracks in the surface of the skin offer an opportunity for germs and bacteria to enter the body. A good quality sandalwood soap, made with true Sandalwood oil, cleanses without drying, its own oils remaining to protect the skin, helping to keep it soft and supple.

Antiseptic and Other Properties

In the ancient Ayurvedic system of medicine, still relied upon by many in India today and gaining recognition throughout the world, sandalwood is believed to have antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. Because of this, it is commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine to treat a broad range of skin disorders, ranging from mild abrasions to acne to dermatitis. Clinical studies are in progress to determine how effective this traditional remedy is, and some researchers are even seeking to test its effectiveness in helping to treat serious skin diseases, such as cancer, according to the American Association for Cancer Research.


August 10, 2016

The sweet, woody and warm fragrance of sandalwood brings instant peace and relaxes your mind. Also known as Liquid Gold, this aromatic wood is found in Asia, predominantly East India.


Sandalwood has many uses in the form of powder, oil and wood itself. The most popular usages being incense sticks, balm and soap. Sandalwood has therapeutic, medicinal, and cosmetic qualities which take care of all your beauty needs. Using sandalwood soap as part of your everyday beauty regime repairs your skin and keeps it glowing. With a long lasting fragrant and smooth texture, sandalwood soap has many benefits unknown to us. I have listed top 10 benefits of sandalwood soap which will encourage you to start using it from today.

  1. Perfect Moisturizer

Of course! This benefit is on top of the list. Sandalwood soap is made from pure sandalwood oil, extracted from old trees and processed to form lovely silky soaps. These soaps are soft on the skin and leave it supple and moisturized. Your body will have a golden glow and smell amazing. The sandalwood oil used in making these soaps is a natural moisturizer. It keeps the skin from drying and also from becoming too oily.

  1. Prevents Body Odor

Talking about it’s amazing smell, sandalwood has a unique, woody, sweet and warm fragrance which is distinctly noticeable. And, it is not just a fragrance. It has medicinal qualities preventing body odor. You can throw away those alcohols based deodorizers and just have a shower with sandalwood soap. Your body will smell great all day.

  1. Anti-aging benefits

Yes! You read it right. Sandalwood soap is such an amazing little thing. It has anti-aging benefits as sandalwood is known to reduce fine lines, tighten the skin and rejuvenate skin cells. You feel firmer within weeks of use. In older times, sandalwood paste was used as a face mask to tighten the skin, reduce pores and ease wrinkles.  This was a luxurious treatment back then.

  1. Reduces stress

Sandalwood oil is used in aromatherapy. It is suitable to release hypertension and stress. Daily use of sandalwood soap in the hot shower is very good to reduce stress, release tension and calm your thoughts. Many people also wash their face with this soap at work to feel fresher and less stressed.

  1. Reduces Itchiness

Sandalwood soap is the perfect remedy for itchy skin, especially in winters.

The soap is gentle on the skin and relieves it from itchiness. Its oils not only heal itchy areas but also helps your skin from drying. Itchiness can be due to an allergy as well. So, sandalwood, because of its medicinal qualities can also contribute to curing the allergy gradually.

  1. No acne marks and reduces scars

Sandalwood is nature’s miracle. It is your skin’s best partner. It works wonder on acne prone skin, reduces scars and control oil.  For those who are facing zit eruption and acne marks (especially teenagers) sandalwood infused soap is an excellent suggestion.

  1. Even out skin tone

We all want even skin tone. Sandalwood, because of its antimicrobial qualities, prevents sun tan, heals the skin and restores its health. It works to restrain keloid formation on skin, leaving it even and smooth.

  1. Heals sunburn

Sandalwood has a cooling nature. Have you ever tried a sandalwood paste on your face? Or, seen people wearing on their forehead in temples? The reason is the same. It is a cooling agent. For sunburn, sandalwood is the best natural healer.

  1. Helps recovering from insomnia

Having a shower with sandalwood soap before bed has proven to be helpful in getting a peaceful sleep. Sandalwood’s calm and sweet aroma relaxes your senses. It’s therapeutic qualities eases the muscles and unwinds your mind. Just soaking yourself in sandalwood infused bath with some lavender oil drops will help you get good sleep. Try it for yourself.

  1. Big on antiseptic properties

Sandalwood soap is an antiseptic soap. It can cure you of ringworms, boils, athlete’s foot, rashes, blackheads, minor cuts, etc.  Just simply washing off the affected area with sandalwood soap every day will show you results.  So try a natural way of healing.

Sandalwood with combinations of lavender, jasmine, rose, and eucalyptus extracts makes for excellent beauty therapy.  Enjoy a no chemical, artificial colors, and animal fats body boost at your home. Order it online on Qtrove.

Have you ever thought of volunteering?

Every year, we all take some kind of vacation. But what about doing something in 2018 that would make a difference in the lives of people? Volunteering is vacation with a purpose!

Renaissance Outreach Ministries offers some great opportunities to travel and work with people in a variety of developing nations. Like children? Why not help out at orphanages in India and Uganda?

Retired? Why not help to train teachers in Uganda? For those with medical backgrounds, help is needed at the South Rwenzori School of Nursing and Midwifery in western Uganda.

All volunteering are low cost adventures. There is time to get to really know the local people, rather than just playing tourist. And there are opportunities to do some fantastic sightseeing.

Interested? Contact us at office@renaissanceoutreachministries.com

Nepal. India, Bangladesh, Uganda, Tanzania