Our native coordinator wrote the following encouragement…“We would like to show our gratitude for MTM and our wonderful guest speakers for your coming with your own resources, time and energy to make the pastoral leadership conference happened. Through the training, we feel so encouraged about forgiveness, the calling as pastors or leaders and how to humbly lead God’s people by following the example of Jesus leadership. Furthermore, according to evaluation result, most churches are eagerly looking forward to participating and learning more again”
After 14 years of serving the Lord with IGo & MTM Raymond & Naomi Burkholder moved their MTM base from Thailand to Akron, PA in August of 2022. Their role with MTM is changing from Director to Founder & Elder Ministry teacher. Raymond & Naomi will continue to lead teaching teams in Discipleship Making among the Nations in continuing to Spiritual Nurture the many established relationships with Pastors & Elders Among the Nations.
We are very grateful to each of our dear faithful Supporters who made the past 14 years of missionary pastoral service possible. May the Lord richly reward each of you supporters for your faithful service unto the Lord & MTM. THANK YOU!
In keeping on with the Lords continued calling upon our Lives we departed November 10th for a 6-week MTM ministry marathon which would include three pastoral training conferences in two different countries (Nepal & India) as well as a two-week Bible school in India.
I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” Jn. 6:35
Dear MTM prayer partners, We greet you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
I am Pastor Anand Sinha and I am ministering among the Muslims in Nepal. There are about 7% Muslims in Nepal and we are focusing on reaching out to the children of Ishmael (Muslims) who are lost without our Savior Jesus Christ. November 13-15, 2022, we were in Ratanpur village for a MTM conference and we had guest teacher Pastor Raymond Burkholder from the USA. We have known Pastor Raymond since 2010 and our dear God gave us the wonderful privilege to work together to build the kingdom of God in Nepal through teaching conferences and 3 weeks Bible School. It is a blessing to team up with him after a long interval.
I was honored to be able to participate in a MTM Leadership Seminar in Sikkim, India. Sikkim, a Northeast state of India, is located in the Himalayan Mountains between Nepal and Bhutan. It took almost 24 hours of traveling from Thailand to reach Gangtok the town where the conference was hosted. Because Sikkim is a restricted state of India, we had to get a special registered license to enter. The theme of the conference was “Leadership Priorities”. It was well attended by 78 different church leaders. The delegates were church pastors, youth leaders, and Sunday school teachers, who came from remote areas of Sikkim. Some of the delegates took almost as much time traveling as we did, with one group coming by bus the whole way from eastern Nepal. Most of the pastors attending were rural pastors who never had an opportunity to go to Bible school or to receive any other bible teaching.
MTM hosted a Godly Marriage and Family Life Conference at Pokhara, Nepal June 13-16, 2022. Although the rainy season had begun, and the weather was quite warm and humid, the spiritual blessings far outweighed all the discomforts. The Conference was a four-day event conducted at Pastor Man’s church house at Pokhara, Nepal. Brother Raymond Burkholder taught on Godly marriage and Family Life while Earl Peachy spoke from I Thessalonians with an emphasis on Church Planting. Both Bible teachers taught two teaching sessions each day.
Proverbs 16:9 “A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the Lord directeth his steps.” The Nepal Asian Bible School was planned to be held in 2020 but was canceled indefinitely because of covid. God finally opened the doors for the Bible School to be conducted February 21 thru March 4, 2022. This MTM hosted Bible School was a two-week pastoral equipping event for emerging leaders & pastors. NABS was conducted in the regions of far western Nepal at Nepalgunj. There were 22 students registered and all qualified for graduation at the first Nepal Asia Bible School.