Nepal Update January 12
Happy new year to you all!
First I would like to share some "family" news from Milan and Shusma. As you know, Shusma is pregnant and has had some complications throughout the pregnancy. The good news is that the cord is no longer around the baby's neck - so that is a great answer to prayer. However to minnimize any possible risks it was decided that she should have a C-section - which is now planned for this coming Sunday(Jan 15th). The pre-op check up this week went well - but do please pray for her this weekend - for a safe delivery of her baby.
Secondly - attached is the latest update from Anand of all that has been achieved in their area of the Himalayas over the last 6 months. It is a very interesting and encouraging report - so do take the time to read it! It includes news of the training centre students, an outreach week, a youth conference, church planting, training in local villages, a profile on each of the leaders and teachers, and also some prayer points. One interesting point for prayer is that they would love to be able to have the funds to purchase a vehicle to use as an ambulance to serve their community when emergancies arise. To that end they have already purchased a motorbike.
The sixth batch of students are now going through their training and here are a couple of their testimonies....
"I am a young and new Christian. I did not know much about God. I was selfish, drunkard, smoker, and did other things that caused problems to others. But now I have come to know from the Word of God that I am supposed to be a different and changed person. I have experienced many changes in my life through the Holy Spirit of God after I started my time here at the Bible School. I didn’t know how to pray. But the training and opportunities here have helped me to grow in the practical things as a believer. I am very expectant to learn many things concerning Him in the future."
"I thank God that He gave me this opportunity although I am very weak in writing and reading. I knew nothing about Bible before I came here. Now I know how much God loves me eventhough I am very poor in my education. I am inspired to have strong relationship and fellowship with the Lord. But the training offers many opportunities that I can build. Now I can lead worship services. Now I am working on sermon preparation and presentation. I hope to learn more as I spend more times at the training. In my village there is a few numbers of believers, I hope I will be able to teach them."
Do continue pray for the students and the wonderful work in the Himalayas!
Jill Stonehill, 11/01/2012