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Missionary Spotlight-Christ in the Himalayas

Article

January 2005
Nepal

Missionary Spotlight-Christ in the Himalayas

Undoubtedly, the most significant story in the Nepali church of the last 20 years is the movement to Christ of a large number of Tamangs. The Tamang people live mostly in hill districts surrounding the Kathmandu valley. Speaking a pair of related languages, they are thought to have originated from Tibet and migrated into…

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Missionary Spotlight-Church growth

Article

January 2005
Nepal

Missionary Spotlight-Church growth

Just over 50 years ago a Nepali Brahman and his family walked across the border from India up into the hills – to return to the house and land they had abandoned a decade before because of a smallpox epidemic. While in India, Buddhi Sagar had met an evangelist by the name of David…

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Conversion

Article

August 2004
Articles > Biblical/theological

Conversion

Conversion is the change of life that accompanies regeneration. In the New Testament the word conversion indicates 'turning back', 'returning' or 'changing director' (cf. John 21:20).The New Testament uses the word 'conversion' to denote a decisive, God-ward reorientation: 'you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, and to wait…

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Regeneration

Article

July 2004
Articles > Biblical/theological

Regeneration

Some years ago I spent many hours with a Nepalese friend explaining the message of Christ as best I could. We studied the Bible together and I tried to answer his many questions about God, Jesus, sin and salvation. I believed the Holy Spirit was working in his life and I longed to see…

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