...the harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few
Nepal is a land of towering mountains and breathtaking beauty. It contains eight of the top ten highest mountain peaks, including Mt Everest. However, it is in the list of the 30 poorest countries in the world where it ranks 18th.

I had the privilege of visiting this beautiful and mysterious country in April. I was invited to speak at the Annual Bible Conference. Each day commenced with devotions followed by three preaching sessions, which began at 10am. Each day concluded with further devotions in the evening conducted by local pastors. During the week I spoke on the subject of the “Christian armour” stressing not only the importance of each piece of the armour but the need to put them on. Despite speaking through an interpreter the people listened attentively showing great appreciation for the word of God.

On the Tuesday evening I had the privilege of taking part in the ordination of three men to the gospel ministry. Please pray for them as they go back to their villages to reach the lost. On the Wednesday evening there was a graduation service at which 12 men graduated from the Bible School.

I also visited the orphanage that Rev. Paul Thapa and his wife Mandira opened in 2003. The number of orphans increasing over the years, they have now outgrown their present facilities. A new building is near completion, which is about a 3-minute walk away. The children are well cared for and have a great interest in the things of God. It was a delight to see them sitting through three 2-hour meetings at the conference each day and taking notes. Click here to see more photos. 

Kathmandu is a sprawling city with a population of over 25 million people. I had the privilege of visiting a new established congregation who meet on the edge of the city. They presently meet in a tin building and the pastor, his wife and family live in a small tin extension about 10 feet by 5 feet. While the people have little of this world’s goods, the joy of the Lord is evident in their lives and in their conversation.

I trust you will continue to pray for this and the many other congregations scattered across this land of hills and valleys. Please remember also the Rev. Paul Thapa as he pioneers this works and also carries the burden of the outreach radio ministry.
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