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All articles in category Nepal

January 2017

Nepal’s most unlikely church planter (2)

The outcast — ‘hated by his gods’, despised by his village, a disgrace to his family — was now embraced by Jesus Christ (see ET, December 2016). His reputation as a thug was infamous, and rumours of his transformative conversion spread quickly. Suraj’s mother could not believe the change. She wanted to meet the…

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December 2016

Nepal’s most unlikely church-planter (1)

Down the valley from Kathmandu, the ancient capital of Nepal, rests an even older city. In Bhaktapur, the timeworn traditions of Hinduism sink as deep into the dry soil as the white-capped Himalayan mountains rise in the background. Bhaktapur looks like it was built one brick at a time. Narrow, brick-paved city streets are…

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Missionary Spotlight-Christ in the Himalayas
January 2005

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 their…

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Missionary Spotlight-Church growth
January 2005

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 Mukhia,…

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Missionary Spotlight
January 2005

Missionary Spotlight

Scaling mountains in NepalUntil 1940 Christianity was prohibited in Nepal. But in 1950 Nepali Christians living in Darjeeling, north-east India, brought the gospel into the country and won a few people for Christ.A number of other Christian missions were active from that time, including the International Nepal Fellowship (formerly Nepal Evangelistic Band) and the…

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January 2005

Missionary Spotlight-The power of the Word

The narrator is one of three Tamang men whose ministries the Lord has blessed to their fellow people. As there is official opposition to Christians in Nepal this narrative preserves the anonymity of those concerned.In 1967 two women Bible translators arrived from Australia and travelled to my district. They asked the Chief District Officer…

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