What a blessed season in ministry!
The months of September and October have been a great blessing in continuation of what we have prayerfully started! When I look at all the things that happened before and what is happening right now, it is just beautiful! It is very clear that it is the Lord’s will to bring all these people from different parts of the world together to serve Him.
Flood Victims We Helped
God gave us another opportunity to reach out to many other flood victim families with many more basic needs. I heard from the local pastor in this area, that 7 more people were added to the church after our little crew visiting with Biju!
Helping Flood Victims
It reminds me of Acts 2:47, “And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved”. It is an incredible instance to see how God saves people. During our first trip we simply went there and distributed supplies to them. At the end, we told them how Jesus was our motivation to help them. The seeds were sown into their hearts and on our second trip we found people that are already attending the church. Praise God!
Thank you for your consistent prayers for this ministry. Please know that not a single moment of your time in prayer has been in vain! Every single prayer and every single second that you invested and prayed reached God, and I am seeing the ramification here.
Student Preaching About Jesus to Flood Victims
Students enjoyed visiting the flood victims, as well. They were able to see the practical Christian life of loving people whom you have never seen before; how to stretch out your hands to help them, and how to smile at the people who are questioning you about the Person you are preaching about. Personally, I am looking forward to more outreaches with the students, because there is a great need every where we go. In this outreach some of them preached and some sang and all helped to distribute the provisions.
Classes have been very interesting! I have been teaching the students about Jonathan and David’s friendship. I was explaining the four facets of friendship which are initiative, support, encouragement and risk with different verses from 1 Samuel. I often remember how true it was in my Bible College life, as a student, that my leadership took initiative to instill the Word of God into my life. They supported me in different circumstances and they encouraged me to bring me to this point.
Thank you team! I don’t know some of you, but you are taking all these basic friendship facets, which became an oil of encouragement to me to continue my race for our Lord.
Cleaning up the Campus Grounds
Regarding campus development, we are doing well! There is a difference between working because you have to, and working with your heart because you feel inside it is your responsibility. I am watching the students as they are working from their heart. They love to work and all of them are gifted with a servant’s heart. Most of the students now know how to work with machines and they have also learned how to repair the machines. We are weed whacking. After we gather all the heaps of weeds, we dry them. Then, we burn them after they have dried.
This how open space looks when we finish with weed whacking.
Also we did lot of wood cutting (trees had fallen from heavy wind, and some old tree stems were on the ground randomly) we collected all the wood, cut it, and stacked it in different corners of the campus.
We have also planted a vegetable garden. At one point, I was very disappointed because I did not see the growth of sprouts. It took a bit of time to see the useful plants.
Vegetables we planted in our garden
We sowed many kinds of vegetables and leafy vegetables that we cook often. I was so happy to see the growth! I understood how a farmer feels after all his hard work; starting with making good ground to plant in, all the way to the time of harvest.
It was a great joy to have pastor M.T here with us and to get inspired about how to read the Word of God. He taught us Inductive Bible Study. I was able to sit and take notes on the classes. This is the fifth time I have been taught on this subject. I loved it. I have learned so much from pastor M.
Teaching Class with Pastor M.
It reminded me how much I should be patient when I read the Bible and how careful I should be as I look for the meanings in each passage. The students we have here are from different dialects so we had two translators. It went so well that I am sure now everyone knows the epistle of Jude.
It was also a great week because I was able to spend time with J. E. who used to work with me in a Christian non-profit organization.
Spending Time With Pastor J.E.
Pastor J.E. first introduced me to CCBC Nepal. We both are extremely happy for each other! Before, we both knew about God, but we were not taught correctly. Now, we both truly know God! After going to Bible college for 2 years, we are now serving God with the same ministry. This leaves me in so much joy all the time! I am sure pastor A is so happy to see us serving back home–after we had been his students in Nepal. We went out one day and had a refreshing time as we remembered what God has done in our life and thanked Him.
I am excited to meet you, team, again through my next letter with many more remarkable things that God is doing here. I am so grateful for each and every one of you. Please keep praying!
God bless you,
Distributing supplies to flood victims
Our Campus Vegetable Garden
Cleaning up the Campus Grounds
Visiting with Pastor J.E.