We held two evangelistic events at Beginnings Baptist Church this month. Our people did a great job bringing their friends to hear the Gospel at these special services. At the beginning of the month, we asked them to invite their friends and neighbors to Friend Day. We rejoiced to have many visitors in attendance and gave each one a special token of friendship.
Last week, we had our second annual Matthew’s Banquet. Matthew’s Banquet is a special service where we host a large, traditional meal and invite unbelieving friends and family to hear the message of salvation. Several members of our church worked for two days to prepare the meal. It was encouraging to see them work hard together to be a blessing to those that would come. It was our highest attended service to date with around 80 people. 15 of these were first-time visitors — most had never been to church before. Please pray for these new contacts to continue coming to church and growing in their understanding of the Gospel.
Ever since coming to Nepal, I have realized the great need of Christian materials in the hands of the Nepali people. We have translated several books to fill this need in part, but I have also felt the responsibility to produce materials specifically intended for Nepali believers. For the past year, I have worked on writing my first book in the Nepali language. This past month, I was able to publish Following God. This book is an encouragement from the book of Genesis to trust in God’s promises and provision. Pray with us that God would use this message to challenge Nepali believers to grow in their faith as they walk with God.