One evening during the conference, the team was invited into a local home that had recently been newly constructed. Two years ago, this same family had provided a warm welcome into their mud, two-room home in which they then lived; this year they opened their new brick-and-mortar home (now elevated above flood danger) and wanted prayer for cleansing and dedication of the house, which was readily granted. They insisted that they want to make this evening meal and fellowship time a regular part of future conferences in this area!
Brother Curt Wagoner, giving “Biblical Portraits of Family Life” with native translator, Simon.
The day following the conference, the team was asked to dedicate a church in a remote location about an hour’s drive from Dhangadhi. This church is one of five recent church plants from the hosting church of the conference two years ago. At the dedication service on Friday, this new church unveiled their name and revealed their new pastor. Try to imagine the delight of the team when it was discovered that the new pastor was actually one of the converts from the conference in 2014 and a recent attendee of the Himalayan Bible School – both sponsored by MTM! After assisting with the ordination service, the team was then unexpectedly introduced to two new converts who had just made their decisions to follow Christ at the conference concluded the previous day! This entire experience was extremely fulfilling and enriching, and it portrays so well what God is doing with the church in the nation of Nepal. The gates of hell are most certainly not prevailing against the church here, as Jesus, a wise master-builder, is raising up a church in testimony to His grace and faithfulness in this remote area. May all glory be to Jesus!
Editor’s note: The above article was written by MTM guest teacher, Brother Curt Wagoner. Curt and Janie traveled to Dhangadhi, Nepal from West Alexandria, Ohio to assist with this conference. This is the second time they have assisted us here in Nepal. Thank you, Curt and Janie, for your sacrifice and service in God’s kingdom, both at home and abroad.
MTM Assistant Director
Merle D. Flory