It’s hard to believe that we leave tomorrow to return home. It’s funny because on Wednesday after hours and hours and hours of travelling around Nepal it felt like we had been here for a month, but then today it felt like we just got here!
This trip has been amazing. Thank you for all your prayers. The team united and did a fantastic job every day. Many of the team members went above and beyond and all showed great compassion and love for the people we met.
My favourite parts of the trip are when we get to hang out with the Nepalese. Even though there is a language barrier when brothers in sisters in Christ come together God has a way of knitting our hearts together. I met so many wonderful, warm, kind brothers that I will never forget. God never ceases to amaze me, but when you have Christ in common, language doesn’t matter. So much can be communicated through a smile and a hug.
Pastors from all around Nepal travelled to Kathmandu for training and to help with a building project at the church. Many came from districts so far away that it takes a couple of days to travel. One of the pastors lives 10,000 ft up in the mountains and travelled 2 days by foot to reach a road to take a bus for another 10 hours to reach Kathmandu. His name is Phusthru and quite an amazing man. He’s been a Christian for 25 years. Put in prison, beat multiple times and disowned by his family. He didn’t even have a bible for the first 10 years. But now, this faithful man of God has baptized 347 people and everyone in his entire village is a Christian. He has planted 9 other churches in neighbouring villages and continues to do the Lord’s work. God is doing amazing work in Nepal. Yesterday, we heard each pastor give a report of what was going on at their church and in their village. Many of these small village churches have 50 or more people coming together to worship our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and day by day more are giving their lives to Christ. Many of the prayer requests were for bigger buildings, because their current ones can barely fit everyone in and they want us to pray that everyone in their village would come to know Christ.
We did some outreach in Bhaktipur on Wednesday and we all had a great experience. Bhaktipur is a small city outside Kathmandu on a major highway. We split up into small teams led by one of the Nepali church members. We handed out Nepali tracks and shared the gospel with many people. Many were very interested and said they would go to church to learn more about Jesus. Some had heard of Jesus, but didn’t know much about him, others had never heard of Him. I was surprised to see how receptive the people were and hungry to learn. God is opening their eyes and it is so neat to see. Thursday someone that we passed a track to called Bishal (the Bhaktipur cell group leader) because they wanted to know more about Jesus and had many questions. Praise God! Please pray for the people of Bhaktipur.
Tomorrow will be an emotional day. On one hand we want to go home to see our loved ones, and on the other we don’t want to leave our Nepali brothers and sisters, knowing how much we will miss them. Thank you for your prayers for our team and thank you for following our blogs. Please remember the Nepali church in your prayers. Pray for protection from persecution. Pray that God would supply all their needs. Pray that more people would come to Christ. Pray that God would strengthen, encourage and equip the church to continue their mission. Pray that God’s glory would shine brighter and brigher in Nepal and overthrow the kingdom of darkness.
Harvest Bible Chapel London
345 Pond Mills Rd.
London, Ontario N5Z 3X7
Banting High School
125 Sherwood Forest Sq.
London On N6G 2C3
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2006 — God reveals that Southwest Community Church should transition to Harvest Bible Chapel London.
2009 — God grows HIS church, Harvest London moves to Banting Secondary School.
2011 — God has done far more than we could ask, or think... Harvest London purchases 8 acres of land for church building.