“Cry of Ishmael Conference” at Ratanpur Village, Nepal

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.

Himalayan MTM Highlights

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.

Sweet Visitations of the Lord

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.

The Impact of Music and Servant Leadership

How do you describe the work of Loving Father, Gentle Saviour, and Mighty Rushing Wind Holy Spirit?  I’m not sure it is possible.  These were the highlights of one week in Myanmar.  Seven days, Four church services, Two conferences.  The Word of God opened and shared between multiple cultures in Five languages:  English, Lisu, Burmese, Hebrew, and Greek.  Continual prayer and constant worship bathed the settings of true worshipers, though we were always surrounded by Buddhist temples, Pagodas, and people.  Rice, chicken, fish, pork, and fruit at nearly every meal.  The only exception was breakfast, where we had rice, eggs, deep-fried “anything”, and fruit.

The Cry of Ishmael in Indonesia

It was while we lived in Aceh with the Acehnese people that God imparted a huge burden on my heart for the Muslim people of the world. So much so that as of today I have developed a complete series on teaching for the Christian Church in motivating them to reach their own Islamic people for Jesus Christ.

Balancing Family & Ministry…

Many of the pastors acknowledged that they have too often viewed the Bible through the lens of their culture, rather than confronting cultural errors through the lens of the Bible. We share in Paul’s confidence in the Spirit of God both in our lives and theirs:

Teaching Nepali Faithful Men

The first week of December is a time that will be remembered for quite some time. There were a number of things that impressed us. Quite a few of the pastors & emerging leaders traveled on a bus for three days to attend this training conference. Furthermore, they would sit on the hard floor all day (6 hours) attentively drinking in deeply and diligently taking notes in their spiral notebooks.

Golden Opportunity in the Golden Triangle

The Northern border of Thailand meets up with Myanmar and Laos in a place called the Golden Triangle. Unfortunately, this area is suffering under the power of darkness due to drugs and idolatry. Many local native missionaries are engaged in taking the Gospel into the unreached villages of this region. It was here in Tachileik, Myanmar that MTM conducted a Servant Leadership Conference for pastors and missionaries.

Before, We Only heard…Today We Understand!

I can only testify to God’s great faithfulness, love and compassion upon ALL of His People. Hallelujah and Amen would be the cry of my heart today as I reflect back on this amazing experience of worshipping, praying, leading, teaching, and crying with these godly men and women. I believe all of our team would echo my sentiments that God not only answers prayer, but He provides exceedingly abundantly above all that we might ask or think. The power of the presence of our Holy God was noticeably present as we lived, loved, learned, and taught among this wonderful group of people.

White Fields of Harvest – John 4:35

Having had very little idea of what to expect of the pastors conference in Taunggyi, Myanmar, I had one recurring prayer: “Lord, please empty me of self that there may be room in my heart for a full measure of Yourself”. God has answered this prayer, and we have been filled with countless blessings as we fellowshipped with our brothers and sisters of Myanmar.