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By Kumar & Kats Aryal
The expected due date was Sept 21, but we rushed to the hospital on Sept 12 because Kats’ water discharge started that morning. She was immediately admitted at the High Risk Pregnancy Unit at St Luke’s Hospital at Quezon City at 10am.
“I don’t want the children of my community to work all day in fields. I want them to be educated.”
This is the mantra of Mizoram (not his real name), who opened a school in a community hall a few years back with an enrolment of 50 children. He belongs to a Hindu community in rural Pakistan where education had been lacking for many years.
Milan (far right) with students
The Lord has been gracious to our co-mission partner Milan Kumar Magar, giving him the strength to travel 14 hours to the western region of Nepal to help local pastors in mentoring sessions.
Since last year, he has mentored six pastors from Baptist, Evangelical, Pentecostal and Presbyterian denominations.
Raj Kumar and Sita were among 70 couples and 30 singles my wife and I had the opportunity to serve through a family seminar held in May this year. Along with another couple, we had the privilege to facilitate some topics like role of husband and wife, communication in marriage, expectations in marriage, foundation of marriage and Bible studies on family life.
The Asia Gateway residential training for 2017 has been set for June 3 to 30. The intensive four-week programme will focus on training of trainers, and church and mission leaders.
Students will benefit from the multicultural community living and learning from a multicultural team of mission specialists and mentors.
Human trafficking is one of the major social problems to have emerged from the devastating earthquake in Nepal on April 25 last year. News of girls and children disappearing from earthquake-hit areas in remote parts of the country has become common.
Kopila (3rd from right) after her baptism lunch
Kopila went to Manila in November 2011 to study nursing. Now, she is returning home to Nepal as a nursing graduate and His daughter.
“Back then, I had no idea that an incredible transformation would happen in my life. The journey I went through from completely not knowing about Jesus and now proclaiming him as Lord and Saviour is a great privilege,” says the 22-year-old girl.
Lecturer Berdine van den Toren (centre) with some of the students
Asia Gateway has successfully launched its 2016 Residential Training, which is a key initiative of AsiaCMS to train and equip workers and leaders for cross-cultural mission.
The six-week training at Malaysia Theological Seminary in Seremban attracted 16 students from six countries – Malaysia, Nepal, Myanmar, Pakistan, Singapore and Turkey.
One of the most common taboos in Pakistani society is “disability”. Disabled people carry a stigma which can dog them for life.
A village in Khowaja Goth, rural Sindh, chants this same sad story of the scars that disabled people, especially children, have been bearing since birth. The lame or mentally retarded children have one and only possible way to survive, and that is to be shut out completely from society. Their families feel an inner shame and are unable to shake off this albatross.
Some things can’t be learned at work, and most people do not have the time or resources to sit and study at home. For Kingdom work, Cambodians find it very expensive and impractical to spend three years at a seminary to gain a diploma.