Bridge to Nepal Blog

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Got $.75? Give the Gift of Jesus this Christmas!

It may be too soon to think of Christmas shopping, but as we approach the Christmas season, we would like to present a wonderful opportunity to share the story of Christmas with thousands of people in Far West Nepal.
In 2010 Nepal made Christmas a national holiday. Since this was basically an unknown holiday, many public schools began asking local churches to teach their students the meaning of Christmas. This opened up a huge opportunity and our key guy on the ground there quickly organized a few local churches to meet this need. In 2010 they shared the Christmas message with 1,720 people in 7 schools. In 2011 they expanded the programs to 37 schools and reached over 17,600 people. This year the team is planning to reach 56,000 people in 200 schools. Part of this outreach includes handing out a Christmas card, a snack, and a gospel track to each person and small gift to each school. The cost is only $.75 per person to do this! Each of the 200 local Nepali churches have pledged to raise some of the money needed to support this.

Here are two quick testimonies from past Christmas Programs. The grammar has been left as is so you will get the local flavor!

A Christmas Program at Joyti School
Story about one teacher in Banke:
Pastor Hari shared about Christmas program in his local school. One of the teachers was against of the Christmas program because he is strong Hindu believer. In the Christmas day they had cultural dance, drama, song and Christmas message with card and gifts. More than 180students commit their life to Christ in the Christmas program. Next day early in the morning somebody was knocking the door of local pastor. Pastor open the door and he saw that same teacher who was against of Christmas program standing front of his door. That Teacher was really changed and asked some gospel track for his village people. He distribute 200 gospel track in his village. We praise God for changing this teacher. He becomes very good friend of local pastor.

Another story about Ram:
Ram is studying in Lord Buddha boarding school in Madanchok. His father is Hindu priest and always teaching Hinduism practice to his son. Ram always pray and meditate to Hindu god even in the school. Before Christmas program he was meditating Hindu gods. After Christmas program he is reading pictures gospel track. God touched his heart now he is attending Sunday school. Local pastor is fallowing him continuously.

Would you consider making this a focus of giving this Christmas season in your circle of influence? Your church? Your family? Would you consider bringing this need before your church and partnering with us to share the story of Christmas in Far West Nepal?

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Thank you for your prayers and support for the 2012 Christmas Programs.