Retirement was approaching and yet we sensed God leading us along another ministry trajectory—on the other side of the world.
A young Nepalese boy and his family view the JESUS film and healing miraculously followed.
When Raj’s church was severly damaged by a earthquake, he and his family surrendered their home to the congregation as a place to worship.
In the 300+ patients seen, one mother in particular left encouraged after she learned the name of her son’s unknown (to her) condition.
A former Hindu from Nepal turned to Christ and was beaten for his newfound faith. Since then, he has planted churches and continues to talk about Jesus.
An angry mob of young men told the JESUS film team not to show the film in their Southeast Asian village. Read on to find out what happened next.
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Jo Anne Lyon examines the important role churches play in emergency response efforts worldwide. These efforts have been illustrated most recently following Nepal’s devastating earthquake.
Through the ministry of the JESUS film teams, hundreds of Nepalese are coming to Christ. This is still happening months after an earthquake rocked the country, leaving victims homeless and helpless.
The earthquakes that killed over 8,000 people and devastated homes and families in Nepal was centered near the town of Barpak. Ben Ward reports what the church is doing to assist the people there.
A 2nd massive earthquake struck Nepal last night with more fatalities and injuries. Wesleyan teams are there and more coming. Scores of family tents have been taken to help during the monsoon season.
The death toll continues to rise, following the Nepal earthquake, a quake 22 times more powerful than the one that demolished Haiti five years ago. The situation is dire, but Wesleyans can help.
Thousands are dead and injured as Wesleyan churches and leaders begin helping the suffering. The quake occurred during church services, as it is the custom for Nepal churches to meet on Saturday.
“Stop the film!” he yelled. “This is our village, and here we are all Hindus. We do not want any foreign religions to come into our place and take our people to their religion,” he said.
As I, along my teammates, prepared to show the JESUS film, one person who is a member of the Army of Shiva (Hindu organization) came to us and threatened us.
During our years in Nepal while I was working with a HIV/AIDS program, I noticed that most of the HIV+ patients we had were girls from remote villages of Nepal who had been sold into slavery.