Imitators of Christ

It is always a blessing to share what is happening and guess what will happen according to the promises of God. So many thanks to all our seniors who lead us, teach us, and show us how to follow Jesus.

“Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ.”

-1 Corinthians 11:1

Imitators as prayer warriors: We all know that the only thing the disciples of Jesus asked Him to teach was how to pray. We all believe that prayer is so important. We see that Jesus prayed, His disciples prayed, and all men of God pray. We also pray. We love to pray and we love to join together in prayer.

It is awesome to see our students have prayer meetings every Friday. These Bible Institute students have learned as the 1st century church did. We love to say they not only pray but also thank God for how He answered their prayers. These students have learned to wait upon the Lord and go share the Gospel. These students have sold themselves for Christ and carry their crosses and kneel down so that Nepalis may come to Christ. Thank you all so much who join us in prayer to win people for Christ.

“Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into his harvest.”

Matthew 9:38

Imitators as Gospel preachers: Jesus preached “the kingdom of Heaven”. We appreciate our students’ love to go out and preach the Gospel. They have seen how dark the world is. They have seen how people are lost. They have seen that people are sheep without a Shepard. They have gone to the Leprosy colony to share Christ and also to the city square. They use Gospel songs and Gospel folk dances. Through songs and dance these students have learned to share the Gospel. They were rejected by many and accepted by many. They know that the servant is never greater than the master. We appreciate your prayers as they preach the Gospel.

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”       

Roman 1:16

Imitators of Jesus’ Love: As Christ left heaven for the sinners of this world, our student had to forsake this world to love God and the people of the community. So many Nepali young people go to work abroad chasing their dream, but we thank God that we have students who want to love God and serve the people of Nepal. We believe that these things happen only because of the Spirit of God living in us. Our students have seen the urgency to share Christ in the mist of their people.  This has happened because Christ’s love compels them to serve Him. Despite the discrimination of the caste system (because the majority of people in the community are Hindu), the students love to tell people of every caste about God. As Christ has emptied Himself for us, our students have also learned to empty themselves and as Christ became a servant, they have also become servants.

“And above all things have fervent love for one another, for love will cover a multitude of sins.”

1 Peter 4:8

Prayer Requests:

  • Please pray for us to have good health.
  • Please pray for our students as they are in their villages serving the Lord. May God use them powerfully in their communities.
  • Please pray for us as we will be traveling to west Nepal. Some of our students want to start a church there in the future.
  • Please pray. We are going to do a conference and outreach in west Nepal.
  • Please pray for us to have safe travel. We will be traveling to our students home area to see the area, visit, and pray with them.
  • Please pray for an outreach that we will be doing in a different area. May God prepare the hearts of people to receive Christ.

Thank you,

Anand and Usha and Family

Nepalese Became Nepal’s Missionaries

“Can a woman forget her nursing child,
And not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, Yet I will not forget you. See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; Your walls are continually before Me.” Isaiah 49:15-16

“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”   Acts 1:8

Mission 1: To the Forgotten

God has shown us favor in the midst of so many people groups, that we are able to have fellowship with. We are able to serve the people who are forgotten by government, but not forgotten by God. One of the people groups is from a remote area. We had the opportunity to teach them the Word of God and give their children stuffed animals. God is leading us to disciple this people group in the coming days. There are a lot of young people who are eager to know the Word of God but have not gotten the opportunity to study. We all are praying that God may open the door for us to serve these people in the coming days. They are from an indigenous people group, and almost all of the people live in remote areas far from the city. Right now, we are missionaries to them. 

Mission 2: To the Called

“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”
Galatians 2:20

God has been great among the people that we are able to disciple in our Bible College. Because of COVID-19, we have not been able to meet with our students, and some of our brothers, sisters, and graduates for a long time. Last month, we were blessed to have fellowship with them. Even more importantly than that, we were able to study the Gospel of Mark together. It is always great to encourage them that only what is done for Jesus is what matters. Not only to encourage them, but also to show them by our lives. We encourage them to live like Jesus and to serve like Jesus–no matter how hard life is. It was awesome to hear their testimonies of when they were in their homes through COVID-19. It was a blessed time to see them grow in God’s Word as well. We prayed together that we will be able to join together at the Bible College in the coming days and have fellowship again. Right now, we are missionaries to these young people who are called.

Mission 3: Behind the Mountain

“So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the LORD.”
(Deuteronomy 8:3)

God opened the door for us to do a mission in a different part of Nepal. We got invitations to teach the Word of God in an area which is behind the mountain of Kathmandu valley. They were from a couple of churches from different denominations, but we didn’t care about what denomination they were. Seeing their need for the true Word of God and the opportunity to share from the book of Acts, we headed there. It was a 4 hour drive. When we started to teach, we saw that the people are extremely hungry for the Word of God. Even though it is so close to the Kathmandu valley, they have not gotten an opportunity to have a conference like this. We were so blessed to spend time with them for a couple of hours. After all of the effort we put out to go this place, we say, “lt was worth it.” We are also a missionary to them.

Prayer Requests:

  • Please pray for the remote people we are ministering to. May God lead them to come to the Bible College.
  • Please pray for the Bible college students to continue to serve the Lord.
  • Please pray for more boldness to share God’s Word with the people around us.

God bless you,

Pastor Anand and Usha and Family

Our Unstoppable God Made Us Not Stop

In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will”   (Ephesian 1:11)

Christmas Outreaches of Our Calvary Chapel

Outreach One:

Having Locals for Breakfast and To Share about True Meaning of Christmas

It has always been awesome to do outreach. What a wonderful thing to invite people and share the Gospel with them! This Christmas outreach was a blessing. We were able to reach people in our local community with whom we are spending time for a long time. We invited the people from the Badminton Club to our Church to have breakfast so we could share “What Christmas is All About” on Christmas Sunday. People always have a lot of questions about Jesus, and the Bible always has the answer about life. Thank all of you prayer warriors who were praying for us and the outreach.

Outreach Two:

Overnight Christmas Outreach and Church Service

It is a great blessing to see people who are involved as a family with us. We use our Bible College facilities to host the people of the Church. For a long time, some of the families of the Church have wanted to stay for a couple of days with us in the Church. So, we asked them to come before Christmas so we could have fellowship, spend the night together, share our hearts, share testimonies, and hear the Word of God. It was a great blessing to be loved by the believers and to love the believers in this Christmas season. We had a great time cooking food for the people who were invited for the Christmas program. All together, there were 50 people who attended. Some were believers and some were non-believers. We had a Gospel sing, Gospel Dance, etc. We believe that Jesus was glorified in the midst of us. Praise God! All glory goes to God! One of the teenagers received Christ as their personal Savior. This is great news that we can share this Christmas. Also, some young men were restored in Christ (rededicated their lives). Please keep praying for these men. 

Leprosy Outreach

Distributing Food at the Leper Colony

We are able to go to the Leprosy colony again. Thank you all for your prayers. It is always awesome to do ministry every time when we go there. The people were so happy to see us again and thankful for the help we brought. Because of Covid, they have not been able to see any visitors. The people who help were not allowed to come in.  

Right before they sealed the leper colony we took half of the Bible College food there (from the leftover food after we sent the students home due to the lock-down). We believe it has been really a big help to them. We believe that it was God who lead us to put half of the food in the Leprosy colony before it was closed to visitors. Now, we were once again able to distribute food. We believe that this food was late, but was in God’s perfect time (just in time). 

Sharing God’s Word at the Leper Colony

People were thanking us for what we do. They thought that, because of Covid, there would be no guests to help them with things. The situation was bad. But God had moved us to go there and again helped us to share the Gospel and food. We are being loved by the Christian as well as the non-Christian there. More than that, they are learning about Jesus! 

Thanks for praying for us,

Anand, Usha, Asher & Amos

The Lock-down Unlocks Our Friendship

Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

Distributing Rice and Oil to Teachers

 It has been a great blessing to serve in our neighborhood. Where we live, we are surrounded by schools and families’ homes.  Due to the lockdown, there is a teacher who has had a hard time getting salary from a school.  The principal of that school, who is also our friend, shared about how the teacher hasn’t been able to get a salary for the past 4 months.  We were then able to help give 17 teachers from the school some bags of rice and oil.  The day we distributed the food, we had good fellowship with each other and prayed together. My wife served us coffee and cake.  It was a great blessing to see the teachers happy faces and make a connection with them.  The principal shared with us that it felt like we are a big family helping each other in this time of suffering. It was a real heart-touching moment.  We praise God to have such a wonderful neighbor.  Please keep praying for our teacher friends who have given their lives to serve in this Christian school. They are sharing their faith in this Hindu and Buddhist community.

“Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.” (James 1:27)

Distributing Food in a Slum

 What a great God we serve to be able to visit a neighboring slum area last week!  We haven’t stopped praying for these people and we were very excited to visit them, serve them, and share the Gospel of Jesus with them.  We’ve been praying for these people and for ideas on how to reach them for a long time now.  We asked one of our neighbors, who is a farmer and has lived here for a long time in our community, for help.  The farmer accompanied us to the slum and introduced us to families there.  Thank God that He has arranged this friendship with the farmer so that we could make a connection with the people in the slum.  There are almost 25 families who live there, along with some married couples and some single people.  We were surprised to find out that all of these families are from the same tribe (people group) which is a similar tribe that I come from, except they are from West Nepal and I am from the East.  It was really fun to be able to communicate with them in their tribal language, which is also our mother tongue! 
   These people are making toys in their houses to earn some money because the lockdown shut down all of the businesses.  Once they heard about the food relief distribution we wanted to do there, they were all so happy!  When we hosted the food relief outreach, they all had big smiles and we were able to share Jesus with them.  Everyone was so thankful for the food packages they received.  We are hoping to be able to spend more time with them in the future and disciple those who have decided to give their life to Christ.

Rejected But Accepted

“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” Matthew 6:33

Having Bible Study in an Area Where We Distributed Food

During the past couple of months, people have been suffering because of this lockdown.  People are not able to work and so many people have lost their jobs. People are having a hard time being able to feed their families.  

   During this time, there are a lot of people who are helping. But the people who help just want to take pictures to show whatever they give, which makes some people feel uneasy. So, when we arrive there with food packages, they refused to let us take photos. They told us that if we were going to take photos then they wouldn’t take any rice from us.  We respected their request of not taking photos and still loved to give the relief food.  After a couple of days, we visited again to host a Bible study, and they were so surprised by us that they requested us to take photos with them!  Our new friends have been coming to Bible study every time we are able to visit with them.  Praise God!  We seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. Pray for this little flock that they may grow in His Word.

Thanks for praying for us,

Anand, Usha, Asher & Amos

The Call of God

This Has Been a Great Semester at the Bible College

The Call of God

This has been a great semester at the Bible College! It has been wonderful to see all of these young people from all over the country, who were called to the ministry, never leave Nepal. In the current situation in our country, most of the young people go abroad to chase their dreams. We honor these young people who are instead sold out to Christ and His mission. These young men do not have much wealth at their homes to take care of their future. They are ready to give up worldly things to run and grab eternal things.    

We staff see them as clay. When they came to Bible College, we gave them to God, who is the potter, to model them in His desire and in His way. God is preparing them to have different abilities for the ministry. When we ask them, “What is your gift from God?”, they reply, “I don’t know.” However, the senior students have figured out why they are here. Some new students still struggle with old habits and some are facing new struggles which they have never faced before. Ether way, all of the students are called in different ways and for different purpose of God, etc. Keep praying for them that they may cling unto Jesus.

“But now thus says the LORD, who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not,  for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine.” (Isaiah 43:1)

The Gospel on the Mount

Our Bible College Students Love to Share the Gospel!

These young men not only love to walk–they love to share Gospel together in the mountains. These young men are friends in the Bible College and love to go friends’ houses and share Gospel. When they go to their friends’ houses they say “I see a great harvest, but the worker are few.” I love to tell others about how these young men have started to love people and want to win them in Christ. 

In a particular mountain area, there is no church. No Christian people live anywhere around there. But praise God we have a student name Padam who is in his final semester in Bible College. We are excitedly looking forward to seeing this brother serve the Lord in this area in coming days–as we are already seeing him serving! He is a young man who grew up without father. He was left by his mother. He worked for different people in stores, and eventually went to another country for job. He ended up drinking and working in a brick factory. He was lost and now is found. Now, he wants to go reach the people in those mountains (where he grew up) who are lost. His family has been reunited and he is staying with them and having a Bible study twice a week. Keep on praying for him and the area were he is serving. Let God pour out His Spirit upon him.

“And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him. Then He opened His mouth and taught them…”(Matthew 5:1-

The Fellowship of Acts

Joining Together to Study Acts

We never even prayed for it. We never guessed it could happen. We didn’t deserve it. But, what a wonderful thing to have wonderful young people of another Bible College join together with us to have fellowship and do a Bible study of the Book of Acts! These young people were such a blessing to us as well. It is a great joy to serve these young men by teaching them and having fellowship with Nepali snacks. We thank God that He allowed these things to happen, so that we are able to host these young men. We thank God that He is helping us to influence these people, and teach these young men. While we were introducing ourselves to these young men, we found out that they are from different denominations and organizations, but when we come together to fellowship, we see that we are one in Christ and one big family. What a joyful thing to sit together and worship together to our living God. Please pray that God will bless this fellowship, which we do twice a month.

“And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.”(Hebrew 10:24-25)

Thank you,

Anand, Usha, Asher & Amos