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.
Below are just a few of the many testimonies we receive about lives being impacted and transformed by the National Missionary Ministry of Heaven’s Family.
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.
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.
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!