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April 2014 News

Trekking through villages of Nepal reveals God at work

  • Written by  Gospel for Asia
Some of the students that attend a school set up by Gospel for Asia Photo: Provided

The directors of Gospel for Asia, Geoff and Monica Darr, recently visited churches and several Bridge of Hope centres in different parts of Nepal, and reported that revival is happening there.

“The church is only 50 years old and already they are experiencing an outpouring of God’s grace on the poor and oppressed people,” said Geoff.

“We were astounded and deeply touched by these humble and unassuming men and women and their commitment to reach the villages they are evangelising.”

Geoff told of one young missionary, Pastor Chitra and his wife who work in a small village where they have 45 believers meeting in a small 12 foot square room. This room also doubles as their bedroom, with no bed – just a mat.

“At Dhorpatan we trekked 4 hours to visit Pastor Bikass and his church and school with 145 students,” said Geoff. “We were so encouraged by the miraculous testimonies of some of the believers.”

Hari, a Buddhist lady who had suffered for 14 years from bleeding and had lived on her bed all this time, heard of stories of healings from members of the church and went there looking for help for her condition.

“She received prayer and was miraculous healed that day!” said Geoff.

Raimati, a young woman who had been married for 8 years had no children. She heard of answered prayers and she too went to the church with hope in her heart that prayer to the Christian’s God would give her children.

“God answered and within the year she had twin boys,” Geoff said. “She became a believer and now attends church, but her husband doesn’t. He has left the village for work and has not seen his boys yet.“

Geoff said there are six other villages in this beautiful range of mountains that Pastor Bikass wants to reach.

“This valley was once a training base for the Maoist’s, and while we were there, just 50km away the Maoists abducted 65 school children from the Rukum district.”

“The Maoists plan to create a 50,000-strong child militia by May this year.”

The Australian branch of Gospel for Asia are opening a new Bridge of Hope centre in western Nepal and a church and school in Dhorpatan. Individuals, churches and Christian schools that are interested in partnering with them are welcome to contact them

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