April 25. A magnitude-7.8 earthquake centered less than 50 miles from Kathmandu rocked Nepal with devastating force that left at least 6,100 casualties and thousands more injured. Rescue and aid workers in Nepal are struggling to cope with the scale of the devastation dealt by this powerful earthquake — digging through rubble by hand, performing surgeries in makeshift operating theaters, scouring notoriously difficult terrain for more victims. Until this day, thousands of people have evacuated their homes and lived in temporary camps which would not be enough to sustain them with the water, food, and health challenges that come with it. This calamity has left people without hope, but there’s so much more you and I could do.
This coming June, we will have an opportunity to engage in short-term missions to serve and encourage the people in Kathmandu through the Ten Days Mission Experience. It will be an ideal venue to appreciate God’s blessings, experience His faithfulness, and witness His sovereignty over Nepal.
And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Half of the population of Nepal survives on $1 per person/day.
The current length of daily planned power cuts for home electricity users is 12 hours. This is to cope with increasing electricity demand in Nepal.
Nepal’s largest income source is its migrant workers, laboring in India and across the Middle East.
A monarchy for hundreds of years, Nepal was declared a republic in June 2008.
Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, is believed to have been born in Nepal.
Nepal is home to 8 of the world's 10 highest peaks, including Mount Everest – the world's tallest.
These stories represent two of the many fruits of the previous Ten Days teams to Nepal. We are in faith that as we go there, we will also be able reach out to other Nepalese who will find new lives in Jesus Christ.
“I shared my personal faith story with him,” Andrew says. “After that, I shared the gospel with him.”
After hearing the gospel, the young Nepali responded tentatively, challenging Jesus to reveal Himself to him. On the fourth day, he sat down beside a dictionary and asked Jesus to show him a sign that He was with him. He opened the dictionary and the random page he landed on was the letter J, and the first word He saw was Jesus.
Maya used to be a freethinker. Having lived most of her life for herself with no purpose, she became obsessed with drinking and considered alcohol her god.
One day, she was invited to attend a worship service where she instantly became friends with a member of a Ten Days Team from the Philippines. They got to share about their lives. When asked if she wanted to receive Jesus as her Lord, she declined, although their conversation got her thinking. Later on, she challenged Jesus to prove Himself by working in her broken situation. Little did she know that God was more than ready to respond. She lost her appetite to drinking and started to receive God’s will for her, and life has never been the same.
Our goal in Nepal is simple: wherever we go, we want to be a blessing and build relationships. We want to help provide for their material needs and communicate the Gospel message in a way that the Nepali people can understand and connect with.
How do we plan to do this?
Each of these tasks will allow us to build relationships that will open up the opportunity for us to be able to share Christ with them.
We’re currently looking for individuals who have the same heart of blessing the nations. And as it says in Romans 10:14-15, “How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent?” We want to offer you the opportunity to partner with us on this mission trip by clicking on the link below.