The Voice in the wilderness
When we first arrived in Humla, a remote district in the northwest corner of Nepal, we could count the number of Christians on two hands. There were seven young men in a tiny house church in the district headquarters of Simikot and a brother and sister in an otherwise Hindu village perched on a mountainside a few hours away.
Our Mission: Nepal 2012 team was invited to a Bible study in the house church, where we worshiped and prayed with a few of the men. Later, we prayed with the brother and sister in secret for fear of bringing persecution to their home.
From 2012-2018, we visited Humla six times and trekked from village to village, bringing with us the Good News.
“C4C teams have been there and visited villages and converted people and prayed for people to come to the Lord,” said Megh Gurung, Climbing For Christ’s Nepali kingdom worker. “God heard C4C’s team prayer. Every week people have been coming to the Lord through prayer in the villages.
“There was not a growing number of believers in those places. Humla is a stronghold place in Nepal; it is located close to the Tibet border and gets everything from China. This place is very remote and undeveloped for transportation and electricity and many other things.”
We have witnessed growth in the body of Christ from nine to more than 150, and we helped build the district’s first house of worship in Simikot.
In another district in Nepal’s Mid-West region, there was one believer. Her name was Lal Maya. Megh and his wife Bhim befriended her during one of their regular visits to the Kathmandu brick factories, where workers migrate from all over the country to work for a few months each year.
Lal Maya had two young children, no decent clothing, and a drunk husband. “Bhim shared some sympathy from the Word of God and requested that she come to the church,” Megh said, recalling their meeting in 2008. “She came to the church with two kids and we provided some clothes, rice, and blankets. Lal Maya never gave up coming to the church and slowly grew in the faith.”
When it came time for Lal Maya to return to her village in Rolpa, Megh “prayed and encouraged her that God was sending her as a missionary to her village. She shared the Good News and many people converted.”
Among them was a former Maoist who became the pastor of the church planted in Korchabang.
Megh took Climbing For Christ to Rolpa in 2012. There were two-to-three dozen believers there at the time. They asked us to build a house of worship because they had nowhere to meet.
From 2012-2018, we visited Rolpa five times, building two churches as the body of Christ grew to more than 400.
Lal Maya was once alone in her faith. “There were zero believers in those areas,” Megh said. “Now there are three church (plants) praising God. Hallelujah, praise the Lord!”
2020 MISSION: Climbing For Christ will return to the places where God has used us to build churches and build up the church – from Kathmandu and Dapcha in Central Nepal to Rolpa in the Mid-West, Humla in the northwest corner, and Pokhara in the West. This trip has been tentatively rescheduled for October.
This will be Climbing For Christ’s 18th Evangelic Expeditions to Nepal since 2008.
Email info@ClimbingForChrist.org for details and a mission application. Applicants must be members of Climbing For Christ. CLICK HERE to join.