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On 3-4 November 2016, Shalom School of Ministries organised an extension programme known as “Building a Foundation for Faith.”
The programme was conducted with the primary intention of equipping pastors and church leaders from rural and difficult to access areas in the subjects of “biblical vocation” and “bible overview.”
It is a privilege to serve the poor and marginalised. The last four months of serving in partnership with the local church and community has provided me tremendous opportunities for sharing Christ in different parts of Nepal.
It was wonderful to see more than 170 young people and pastors from 14 local churches participating in a conference on “Youth & Addiction” in Makawanpur in October.
Teaching and training can be both a challenging and an exhilarating task, especially when it has to be juggled with general administrative duties.
As the founding dean of the Nepal Theological Academy (NTA) in Kathmandu, I can testify to this. But praise God for his faithfulness; NTA celebrated its first anniversary on Oct 21, 2016. We invited our new board secretary to preach to our students. There was also a cultural show.
Karna Bahadur was born in a Hindu family of west Nepal and worked as a teacher before going to Japan to work. His sister accepted the Lord and he hated her for that because he didn’t like Christianity as he was a devout Hindu.
We serve and share as the Lord leads. We thank the Lord for guiding Kumar in his preaching preparation and giving him the privilege of sharing the Christmas message entitled “Unwrap: The Gift of God” in our local church, Makati Gospel Church, on Dec 25.
The retelling of the Christmas story as told in the Gospels proves crucial at a time when festivities centre on Santa Claus, gift-giving and family gatherings. Praise God for how He reminds us through His Word of the real reason behind the season — the Saviour Christ born to take away our sins and grant us new and everlasting life! He is definitely the best gift any person can ever share and receive.
As 2016 drew to a close, we looked back with wonder at all that God has done, and we are overwhelmed because He has done much more than we can ask, think or imagine.
We began the year stepping out in faith to work for rehabilitation of women prisoners. In a year’s time the project has grown by leaps and bounds, thanks to God’s amazing favour and the passion and commitment of the team working with the prisoners.
Chanak Ram Chaudhary belongs to the Tharu, one of the most unreached people groups in Nepal. They used to be landlords of the far western Nepal but lost their possessions after their land was confiscated or they were cheated by the upper class people. Today, many of them work as a Kamaiya (servant) for the landlords.
Serah Wambua and Wayne Wong
In an extraordinary example of everywhere-to-everywhere mission, Serah Wambua, one of the founding leaders of CMS-Africa and Wayne Wong, a team leader with OMF who moved to Kenya in 2014, are in the early stages of a joint strategy to help the African Church grasp the opportunity to share the gospel with the ever-growing Chinese population on their doorstep.
The third quarter was truly one of miracles and you have stood in the gap for us to experience these miracles.
We are overwhelmed with all that has happened and it is the Lord’s doing. We were able to assist in rehabilitation of released prisoners, complete first level of life skills and livelihood training with women convicts, bringing such hope and future to them, and found miraculous provisions with regard to finances.
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.