Psalm 139:1-4 exclaimed: “O Lord, You have searched me and known me! You know when I sit and when I rise up… Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, You know it altogether.”
In the early weeks of my pregnancy, one of our young godmothers from church came and handed me a book entitled, “What to Expect When You’re Expecting”. The book was our first unexpected, welcome gift from the Lord. It made me realised God’s love and care, helping me prepare for what’s to come and letting me know He is right there to guide us in our journey.
It’s touching to see young people pouring their hearts out to God. This was what our co-mission partners Kumar and Kathryn Aryal experienced when conducting a youth camp in Balay Indang, Cavite, the Philippines, from March 23-26.
Low literacy rates in developing countries have caused millions to be caught in a vicious cycle of poverty. In rural Pakistan, the effects on women are devastating, causing them to struggle against gender discrimination.
Take Bahgwani for example. She was uneducated, got married as a teenager, and was trapped in a culture where women had less or no freedom to live out their rights. But thanks to the Primary Education Project (PEP), Bahgwani could now see light at the end of the tunnel.
It’s amazing to see how God works according to His own time and design. Sometimes, what we have sowed, He would allow us to reap in a different season.
Our co-mission partner in Indonesia, RP, can testify to the grace of God in affirming her work among the urban poor. Last month, she received encouraging news from a friend who used to be our partner in doing community development in Rusunawa Marunda, a low-cost housing area in North Jakarta.
If we obey God and follow His call, He is faithful to fulfil His plans and purposes in and through our lives beyond our imagination!
I was reminded of this when God gave me the privilege to join the International Leadership Consortium (ILC) from March 14 to 20 in Singapore together with other International Graduate School of Leadership (IGSL) leaders.
The world has pretty much forgotten about the victims of Nepal’s devastating earthquake of April 2015. A five-month-old blockade imposed by India has caused severe fuel shortages and compounded the problems of the Nepalese.
Are you considering or preparing for mission in Asia? Come to Asia Gateway before you go. It is not just about mission training for new workers. It also embraces Training of Trainers in Asian contexts.
She is a beautiful young girl of 14 years. Life didn’t give her much of a choice in where she had to live; neither did it give a choice in becoming a mother at the age of 15. All she had been through in her life was rejection from her family and at every institution she was placed in.
Education with a life-changing mission is a rewarding and an enduring endeavour. Whether it’s conducted in glittering capital cities or some of the remotest corners of the world, the impact will be felt for generations to come.
The National Mission Commission of Nepal (NMCN) has been running three “Slum School Centres” at two places, in Thapathali slum by the Bagmati River and in Godavari, catering to a total of 125 children.