Mission Moment (June 4, 2012)
Save Pakistan's pastors ordained four young men to go into the mission field to win souls for the Lord. Pastor Ishtiaq prepared them to go to reach out into unreached areas of Pakistan. They were very passionate and have great zeal to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ.
“I would like to ask you to pray for them as they are ready to go in the field to proclaim the Gospel in different areas of Pakistan,” evangelist Haseeb said. “Your prayers will be much fruitful for them to encourage and to keep moving in the harvest.” Read more »
Evangelist Haseeb was blessed to fellowship with and participate in the baptism of 25 new believers in Pakistan on Sunday.
Mission Moment (Monday, May 28, 2012)
“There is no greater joy in this world than to rescue the perishing souls from the burning lake of fire and taking then to our heavenly Father by giving the Gospel of Jesus Christ,” he said.
“They are really hungering so much for the word of God. The Lord is faithful to be with us throughout the meetings and confirmed His presence with wonders, signs and miracles. The world is dying to see the Living God being ... Read more »
Mission Moment (Monday, May 21, 2012)
Save Pakistan delivered more Urdu Bibles — purchased with funding provided by God through Climbing For Christ — to a church in the hills around Sargodha City.
“I was amazed to see how people were passionate and have great zeal to praising God,” Evangelist Haseeb shared today after returning from Sargodha. “When we reach the church everybody welcomed us. The church building was little — only 100 people could sit there. But their hearts were very big to accept Jesus Christ as their Savior. My heart become very sad when... Read more »
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The church leader, left, and Megh in front of church at Rolpa.
Mission Moment (Sunday, July 15, 2012)
Megh Gurung of Climbing For Christ made the two-day trip — by bus and foot — from Kathmandu to the Mid-West Region to visit the new church that we were blessed to help Nepali believers build.
Megh and his church team dedicated the building to the Lord. People from the village came to the dedication program. “I preached the Word of God in the church,” Megh said. “Seven new souls came to the Lord. Praise to God.”
Inside the church.
“The ch... Read more »
Mission Moment (Monday, July 2, 2012)
The news in June was very exciting: “Rolpa church building finished so thank God.” That's what the email told us. We eagerly awaited photos of the new church in Nepal’s Mid-West. We feel blessed to share these first images:
The church at Rolpa inside, above, and out, top. This is the second church in Nepal we have blessed to assist. Read more »
Date: July 25-Aug. 5. Length of trip: 14 days. Team size: 4-6 members.
Purpose: Trek on Mount Ararat and spend time with nomadic Kurdish people living on HIStoric mountain’s slopes.
Cost: Estimated at US$2,150 plus airfare to/from and in Turkey. The estimate includes trekking costs, ground transport, accommodations, and food. Does not include airfare.
To apply: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request a mission application. Read more »
Two Evangelic Expeditions to Nepal in 2012!
Orphans outside Kathmandu.
When: Nov. 4-18.
Purpose: To continue work with indigenous workers in Kathmandu and visit remote villages. Also, partnership with a team from Hope Lutheran Church in Rochester, NY, USA to serve an orphanage that is supported by Project 1:27.
Estimated cost: $2,800 for orphanage workers and $3,600 for trekkers. These prices, include airfare, ground transport, accommodations and food.
To apply: E-mail info@ClimbingForChrist.org to request a mission application. (Deadline for applications: June 15, 2012.)
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Mission Moment (Friday, May 18, 2012)
The work of Save Pakistan was focused on women this week as highlights included the graduation of 17 women from their Hope Sewing Center on Tuesday, May 15, and a special Mother's Day celebration on Sunday, May 13.
Hope Sewing Center Graduation: “The literacy rate among women in the target community was very poor,” said Evangelist Haseeb, the founder and president of Save Pakistan. “The girls may never get the opportunity to go to school due to the poor socioeconomic status of the community. They were also expected to work in order ... Read more »
Mission Moment (Wednesday, May 16)
We were blessed to wire US$750 to Evangelist Haseeb Masih of Save Pakistan Ministries as part of Project Living Word. Nearly 550 Bibles have been purchased for Pakistan to date. Here is Haseeb’s report from Pakistan:
Evangelist Haseeb preaches from the Word before delivering Urdu Bibles.
The Word of God should be in the hands of every human being living on the Earth. “Without the Bible,” evangelical leader John R.W. Stott once said, “world evangelization would not only be impossible, but actually inconceivable.”
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Here comes the Son
“I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.” – John 10:9 (KJV)
The village of Thuman in Langtang National Park is a Buddhist stronghold with a population of about 2,200 – none of whom are Christian. Our six-person Mission: Nepal 2012 team visited there on the third day of an evangelistic trek. We were greeted by a drumbeat emanating from a large Buddhist gompa (or monastery).
Nearly two months later, Brandy Everts of Pincher Creek, Alberta, Canada was in worship. “I had ... Read more »
Mission Moment (Tuesday, May 1, 2012)
“I'm blessed to share that the Lord is always moving through Save Pakistan, to reach the unreached people with the Good News of Jesus Christ,” Evangelist Haseeb reported this week.
The Save Pakistan team arranged a revival meeting in a village with Pastor Ishtiaq, Haseeb’s father, leading the gathering. “There were people unaware about the Word of God,” Haseeb said.
Haseeb declares that meetings such as this one can “impact entire nations and break down demonic strongholds.” Amen.
“Glory to the ... Read more »
Mission Moment (Wednesday, April 25, 2012)
“…and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.” — Matthew 16:18 (NIV)
Nepali Climbing For Christ member Megh Gurung spent five days in mid-April visiting the mountain village in the Mid-Western Nepal district of Rolpa, where His ministry is building another church by the grace of God. “I visited all the believers’ houses and prayed with them,” Megh reported.
He shares with us photos of members of the church breaking rocks (top) and beg... Read more »
Mission Moment (Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012)
“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud.”
— 1 Corinthians 13:4 (NLT)
Evangelist Haseeb Masih and Save Pakistan Ministries organized a Valentine's Day celebration on Tuesday, Feb. 14 for “orphans and vulnerable children. We gave them a rose bouquet and food packages. We know they were very happy getting their gifts. I am always very thankful to our King, Jesus Christ, for the incredible services of Save Pakistan.”
Haseeb, his sister (Evangelist Permila), and their m... Read more »
By Gary Fallesen
Founding President, Climbing For Christ
The drumbeat greeted us as we descended into the Tamang village of Thuman in Langtang National Park. “That’s foreboding,” I said. The repetitive (and, yes, annoying) pounding was coming from a large Buddhist gompa. It continued into the night in that Buddhist stronghold, where 2,200 lost souls worship a dead Buddha (and none follow the Living Christ) near the Chinese Tibetan border.
A week later, halfway across Nepal, we arrived in the Mid-Western village of Korchabang long after dark. Again, a drum was the unwe... Read more »
Mission Moment (Monday, Feb. 6, 2012)
Haseeb Masih, left, with Bibles purchased with funds provided by God through Climbing For Christ.
Another 165 Bibles given
Save Pakistan Ministries delivered Urdu Bibles on two more occasions in January:
“We have distributed about 90 Bibles to the most needy people,” Save Pakistan founder Haseeb Masih reported on Jan. 23. “You know they were much joyful to get this priceless gift, which is immortal and also brings happiness and everlasting delight in our fruitless lives. It is the Light of this world. T... Read more »
All of our team members returned to their respective homes in their respective countries this evening, officially ending this short-term mission. But the work goes on. The team gives thanks and sings praises to the Lord for His goodness and faithfulness. Read more »
Our mission teams do daily devotionals together while in the field. These devos, which are prepared lovingly by spiritual coordinator Jordan Rowley, are a huge blessing to our teams. As this trip winds down, we spent Thursday evening discussing a devo that I wrote called “What’s in a name?” It is based on 2 Timothy 2:19 and the Tommy Walker song He Knows My Name. The point of the study is that we see and meet many people on an Evangelic Expedition. We learn many names. It is our prayer that we take these names and faces home with us. Their lives and ours should not be th... Read more »
We began our goodbyes, saying “Jaimashi” (“Victory in Jesus”) to our brother Megh after a day of meetings, planning, prayer, and a final dinner as a team (back at the Higher Grounds coffee shop in Kathmandu).
Megh, Tej, Brandy and I met to talk about this trip and the projects resulting from it. Brandy presented US$1,000 donated by her church, Crowsnest Community Christian Centre in Coleman, Alberta, Canada, to Megh for the construction of the church at Korchabang in the Mid-West district of Rolpa. This provision came from God as the church is expected to go over the o... Read more »
Brandy and Marissa had one more day of playing with the Project 1:27 orphans before the team reunited this evening in Kathmandu. “We played games with the kids. Tons of games,” Marissa said. “This was my favorite part of the trip.”
Dave and I finished a 20-hour journey back from Rolpa in the Mid-West, exhausted from the hard driving. Our group, which included Megh, drove overnight out of Korchabang. We were delayed by a fender bender; an intoxicated driver turned too wide at an intersection and hit our rear quarter panel. This resulted in an hour-long debate ... Read more »
It was a blessed day in Korchabang as we participated in the baptism of seven new believers and shared with the church in fellowship. We gathered with about 35 Christ followers on the land where we pray an 18-by-18-foot house of God will be built before monsoon season in four months. The church will be a guiding light in this village on a hillside in the heart of the Mid-West district of Rolpa.
Megh provided an hour-long instruction on baptism before we hiked a ways — descending more than 600 vertical feet — to a river where a pool had been dammed. Four men and three women were ba... Read more »
Dave and I endured a grueling 15½-hour drive bouncing around a shock-absorber-less vehicle from Kathmandu to Korchabang with Megh, Pastor Rajan from Tej's SARA ministry, and our Christian driver, Kem. The first 9 ½ hours were on one of the main paved roads going halfway across the country. The next 6 hours were on a twisting dirt road that climbed into the mountains in the Mid-Western district of Rolpa. While we were traveling, Brandy and Marissa were moving in for three days with the Climbing For Christ-sponsored orphans in Kathmandu. Read more »
It was a rest day for the team. This included a challenging cross-city journey to Higher Grounds, the Christian coffee shop and bakery beloved by those of us visiting Kathmandu from North America. Traffic was worst than the usual gridlock as protests continue over rising fuel prices. (Last week the city was shut down for one day by a strike over fuel prices.) Megh made the trip to Higher Grounds with us as we enjoyed our first real coffee since leaving home and some delicious sweets.
It wasn’t all play and no work today, though. We met with Megh to go over our trip to the Rolpa dis... Read more »
The team was recovering physically today from a vigorous first 10 days in Nepal. We worshiped with Pastor Tej’s SARA (Savior Alone Reaches Asians) central church in Kathmandu. In Nepal, worship is held on Saturday. I was honored to share the message, “Blessed to be a Blessing,” which was based on Genesis 12:1-3 and 1 Peter 2:9. I spoke about being sent here this time to encourage the church in Nepal, and I prayed for the congregation of about 200. I shared how Tej had prayed for 10 souls to be saved during our travels and how 10 people had come to know Jesus in Dapcha and Lan... Read more »
Mission: Nepal team at a Buddhist site at 9,600 feet during trek on Wednesday. Team members are (front row, left to right): Gary Fallesen, Dave Stoessel, Brandy Everts, (back row) Megh Gurung, Pastor Tej Rokka, and Marissa Gardiner.
We completed our five-day Langtang trek with a short three-hour hike down about 900 vertical feet from Timure to Syaphrubesi, where we began on Monday. This ended a remarkable, God-ordained visit to the villages on the Tamang Heritage trail. In all, we covered about 45 miles with about 16,000 feet in vertical gain and descent. We believe nine souls came to Christ ... Read more »