On the 25th February we headed off early to Nepal for meetings planned in Shanti Chowk (a village outside Aiyabari where the assembly is located) with contacts to be brought from other surrounding villages.
The hall was packed each night and despite some noisy children at the front, the rest of the audience was very attentive and interested. Another interesting thing about the meetings here this year has been the presence of older people – many in the audience appeared to be in their 60s and 70s. The second night was also wonderful in that we got the news that a man by the name of Tika Naryan Shreshta had got saved. This man is the uncle of Tikaram, in whose school ground the meetings are held and who is mainly responsible for organizing the meetings. One of Tika Naryan’s sons was saved in meetings in Aiyabari 2-3 years ago and another son was saved a year ago in Shanti Chowk. “The entrance of Thy word giveth light” – how wonderful to see the salvation of a young boy resulted in the salvation of a brother and then father. The mother in the family is also showing significant interest in the gospel. She has some mental health issues and struggles with claustrophobia so attending the meetings is not possible. But she has been listening when Tikaram visits in her home to share the gospel. Please pray that this family circle will be completed with the salvation of their mother.
On the way to Nepal we were able to pick up jotters that had been printed with John 3:16 on them. We now call them the gospel jotters ,the same as we use in Sri lanka .On Saturday morning,( the official day off in Nepal as Sunday is a working day) bright and early at 7 a.m. for Sunday School (I don’t think this timing would go over back home) we were able to distribute to all those who came. The Sunday School in Aiyabari is taken by two dedicated young sisters in the Lord – Hannah and Shristi. These were the first jotters given out in Nepal.