Of the 40 countries I have visited in my mission career, Nepal is near the top for most beautiful, most open to the gospel...and most dangerous when it comes to its mountain roads. Navigating these treacherous byways requires nerves of steel. To make matters worse, nearly a third of the population cannot afford a car, so they ride small, cheaply-made motorcycles, which only adds to the road’s chaos—and danger.Read More
In slow, rhythmic motions Zin gently sweeps her paddle, propelling her long boat across the calm waters. An immense lake stretches before her for miles. Squinting against the sun, she looks ahead to a small cluster of huts rising out of the water on stilts near the middle of the lake. While a tourist might think the village quaint, she knows it’s also a fortress of deep spiritual darkness.Read More
It’s Raining Cats & Dogs!
Remember the saying, “It’s raining cats and dogs”? That happens often during Nepal's rainy season, which begins every year in June and runs for 4 months. The rice and other crops that sustain the Nepali people depend on the rainy season.Read More
The gospel is simple. Repent, believe in the Lord Jesus, and be baptized! I’m reminded of this in the recent updates from a few of the national missionaries you are sponsoring. They don’t need a heated jacuzzi to baptize those who decide to follow Jesus—they just use what they have. No matter what type of water they are immersed in, the same result follows!Read More
Ministry on Wheels
I’m pretty sure the “Return to Jesus” sign on the motorcycle above is meant to be a witness—and not an indication of where the rider will soon be headed with that massive load! Such sights are quite familiar in Kenya, as well as in just about every developing country in the world these days. Small, inexpensive motorcycles haul everything you can imagine in such places, empowering small businesses—and the spread of the gospel.Read More