This past month I had the opportunity to visit the villages of Nepal for the first time. It was a two day drive around the mountains of Nepal on some of the most dangerous roads in the world. The third day, we hiked 4 hours to reach the church we met with in Salyan(pictured left). As you can imagine, these villages have very little outside resources. There are no roads, electricity, water, shops, etc. Everything we ate was grown there by the people, and the water is taken from springs and streams for cooking and drinking. This trip was so eye opening for me as a missionary to this country. God really used this trip to renew my burden and heart to reach these people for Christ.
The main thing that burdened my heart was the great need of the gospel in Nepal. Until last week, all I knew was the capital city of 5 million people that have far too few missionaries and even less churches. However, In Nepal, with a population of over 30 million, the majority of people are living in situations more like what I saw this week in the village. Many if not most of these places have not met a pastor or missionary sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. They are living in darkness and must be reached in our lifetime.
Please pray with us that God would use us and our ministry not only to reach Kathmandu but also all over Nepal with the gospel. Many questions need to be asked and answered. Such as, how can we reach so many small villages in a short amount of time? How can indigenous churches be planted in small communities?. To ask the right questions and to find the answers, the other missionaries and I need the wisdom and help of God. Please pray that God would help us in this great task!