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The Wake-Up call

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1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

As we are proceeding with the brand-new Year of Maturity in the presence of Jesus’ sovereignty, 2021 has a lot to offer this year. We feel humbled to praise God for His mighty provision and providence in every circumstance of 2020.

Also, as we continue with the praise reports of the mission trip in Dec 2020, we express our heartfelt gratitude to all our dearest partners who have been incredible with your support. We pray for abundant blessings over you, your family, and your ministry as you will come to know the great impacts of your generosities on the welfare of the native brothers and sisters of the hidden Himalayas.

Thank you very much for being with us and loving our land.

Next morning in Yak shed

After spending overnight in the Yak shed, the next morning we marched towards another destination after having a good breakfast. The night in the Yak shed cannot be simply explained in words. We were shivering all night in the Yak shed. The cool breeze blowing up the mountain was hitting our shed all night. In addition to that, the thin air made it extremely difficult to get our breath. We were very glad when dawn came the next morning. All thanks to the Lord for the Yak shed. In spite of its drawbacks, we did not have to spend the night outside. And none of us suffered high altitude sickness at night. Praise the Lord for we were all safe overnight.

Walking with porters

We were so thankful to God for He gave us the wisdom to call our brothers to come to carry our baggage. We are so thankful to them too for they were very welcoming and eager to help with such a large quantity of goods. As they were locals from that area, they arrived quickly and were very willing to help us carry our stuff. As we went along, they were carefully watching out for us, sharing the stories of the place, guiding us, always asking about our health, and inspiring us to walk one more step. It was such a privilege to follow them, chat with them, and reach the destination before we even realized we were there.

Cross

The trek was definitely not an easy act. Several guys in our group did not have any experience hiking at high altitudes, we were concerned for their health. At such altitudes, one can suffer from severe sickness and even die. But as we had hundreds of prayer warriors praying for our safety 24/7, we felt secure in God’s protection the whole time. On our way, we passed by a giant cross placed on the top of the mountain by local believers. they placed it there with a purpose. The cross indeed symbolizes the salvation of the nation from the earthly deities and gods. Today, that cross has stood firm and strong like a lighthouse to those in the Himalayas, which were named after earthly gods. Praise the Lord for the place has bowed down before the God of gods; the name above all other names.

Tent/ firecamp/worship

After hours of hiking, we finally reached an open space amid the dense forest, where we decided to stay overnight. As we were so exhausted, we chose to not go any further. We put up our tents and started cooking dinner for ourselves. It was a fresh experience for most of us. Cooking food over the fire, collecting wood, washing dishes in the freezing ice-water, sleeping in the tents amid the dense, dark forest, worshipping like never before, singing hymns with the highest notes, and more, was a most unforgettable moment for us. The best part of this destination was the praise and worship, where we thanked God for all the changing plans and His wonders. We sang Christmas songs so loudly that the whole forest was echoing. Every one of us got lost in the worship so deeply that we didn’t notice that the sun had already set.

The food was also very delicious that evening but it did not totally agree with Ps. Haron who suffered from intense stomach distress. But thanks be to the Lord when he took some medicine and the men all prayed for him, he recovered.

Even though our plans did not go quite as we had expected, we personally believe this sort of outing and time of fellowship that brings closeness and unity, gives new experiences and builds productivity is a must, in any sector, whether it is an organization, office, ministry, or institution.

Dear partner, we are glad to have you along with us on this mission trip. We have tried to describe our exciting, thrilling, and breathtaking journey and let you feel just how dangerous it was, yet, at the same time, how joyful and exhilarating it was. We want to let you know, it would have never happened without your constant prayer and generous support. Thank you very much from the inner core of our hearts.
There’s more to share with you as we reach our destination and experience a great move of God in the next newsletter. Until then, please keep praying for us. And please remember our native pastors all across the Himalayas who experience similar situations and experiences and sometimes even more harrowing ones as they take the Gospel to even more remote unreached people.
With all my gratitude,
RHMI Family.
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The Wake-Up call

Blog, It Is Happening, Mission Trip, Outreach

Dear Partners in the Gospel,

Greetings to you from the Himalayas!

2 Corinthians 9:8

And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.

From land, food, and shelter to a righteous path of salvation, God provides for those who follow His commandments. His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness.

The mission trip of Dec 2020 is our most unforgettable trip of the year. The passion of reaching the most unreached lives of the hidden mountains is the reason that awakens us every moment. By the Grace of God and His guidance, our ministry is bringing about impactful transformations in native people’s lives and communities. We are grateful to God for His provision, love, and support. We feel honored to be a channel of blessings between our native people and our generous partners.

We want to let you know how your generosities are transforming the Himalayas. Our desire is that these reports will bless and inspire you as we take you along with us on our mission trip to the Himalayas. Be assured that, welfare, prosperity, and blessings over you, your family, and your ministry are always part of our regular prayer.

Ice-breaking

 

To most of us on the RHMI team, this was our first-ever experience to break the ice on a road. To the inhabitants of the capital city of Kathmandu, such situations are rare. No sooner had we started our journey, within the next 20 minutes we encountered thick ice that obstructed our way. Our jeep could not get any traction on the ice that had formed during the previous night. We had no other options but to try to break it up. Fortunately, as we were aware this could happen, we had a digging bar, pickaxe, and spade. It was such a disappointing situation for us. For the whole day, we tried our best to clear the road even by pouring table salt to melt the ice, but it didn’t help. We were already losing our energy and started feeling dehydrated. Our vehicle finally got stuck in an icy pit.

The phone call in mountain

We could not get the jeep out, so we decided to call another vehicle from the mission field we were going to. We returned to the valley walking another 2 hours and climbing 1 hour to another mountain-top before we finally got a cell phone network. After contacting several possibilities that were not able to help, we had no option other than to carry our luggage and walk. Half of our team were waiting in the spot where our luggage was unloaded. Since it was impossible to travel on the icy road, we decided to take our vehicle back and park it at the inn until our return.

Walking

As our plans were changed, we decided to continue on. We carried all our belongings and started hiking on that difficult road in the dark twilight. Some of our team had had no experience in hiking in the steep mountains and were unable to carry such big loads as we had. By this time everyone had lost their energy while breaking the ice and it was very difficult for some of us due to fatigue.

So, we rested for a while and ate our travel food, which provided us energy to continue our journey.

Yakshed

After walking for many hours, with very dim lights, we decided to stay in a cowshed on our way. But it wasn’t easy to reach there either. We had to climb down through steep mountains into a valley. That evening was a real concern for me because some of the team were not even in a condition to move on. One of our team also suffered hypothermia. Finally, when we reached the Yakshed, we prayed for him, worshipped God, thanked Him for His providence, ate delicious food, and then slept. Praises to the Lord for everything.

Praises to the Lord for everything.” “In the morning we were all refreshed by the sleep and we all came our of that shed smelling like Yaks.” All praises and glory to God, for He kept His hand of protection over us through the freezing, desolate mountains at nearly 6000 m altitudes.

The journey was not easy at all. The lack of an adequate amount of oxygen in the thin air was making it much more difficult to walk. Nevertheless, the passion and trust in the Lord were energizing us as we went. It was the moment where God whispered to me, “This year is the Year of Maturity.”

His clear voice made me continue with confidence with my brave team. Thank you, partners, for your incredible prayer and sacrificial support, without which we would never make it possible. May God bless you.

In the next report, we will continue our journey from the cowshed to remote villages high in the Himalayas.

With all my gratitude,

Pastor Haron and the entire RHMI families.

 

 

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The Wake-Up call

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Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. 1 Corinthians 9:24

Dear partners,

we are wishing you a very happy and blessed new year in 2021.

We want to let you know that our appreciation and thanks to you cannot be adequately put into words for the care and consideration you have expressed over our native people in the Himalayas. We are humbled to be a part of God’s vision. We are blessed by your mutual vision in ministering to the native people of the Himalayas. In so doing, you are ministering to the Lord Himself.

‘…. Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’ Matthew 25:40

Even though the environment here is very intense because of the Covid-19 pandemic, by God’s grace, we were able to go on a mission trip to the very cold Nepal-Tibet border.

In the following report, we present you the wonderful stories, incidents, memories, and testimonies we have gathered for you from this most awaited mission trip. We want to let you know that these blessings are the outcomes of what you have sowed. Thank you for everything.

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Also, as the strict lockdown has been temporarily eased, we wanted to let you know that you will receive these reports once every two weeks from now on.

As Romans 14 states, the kingdom of God is righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit, and anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and receives human approval. We were so blessed to see the timeliness of His mighty plans. God is our provider. Dear partners, we give our thanks and appreciation for your generous support for our mission trip in Dec 2020. Thank you very much for loving our land and our people.

As we completed our planning and organizing the schedules, we started packing Christmas gifts, our luggage, hiking gear, and necessary stuff. It was so exciting to pack those gifts for our brothers and sisters in the Himalayas. As we were packing them according to the name list, we could see their faces, smiles, and words in our mind’s eyes. We were so eager to meet them.

Even while loading those big backpacks in the vehicle, they didn’t feel so heavy to us because our hearts were lifted up for our native people. We were just enjoying our trip.

We started our journey early in the morning with a prayer for our safety and with much excitement. We traveled by listening to beautiful audio hymns and singing, humming, and harmonizing along with the audio. When we stopped for a break and to have tea, we were surprised at how far we had come.

As we crossed through the dense forest and moved along the winding roads under the big blue sky, everyone in our team was lost in their world.

Just as the sun was setting, the road became very steep and the turns very sharp. A thick blanket of fog settled around us. But, despite the thick darkness and the risks of the deadly road, we again started singing hymns and praising God and playing the Djembe (a native drum). Outside the vehicle, the wind was cold enough to cause hypothermia. But inside the vehicle we were warm and safe and blessed the whole time. All praise and honor to our God!

God’s grace is amazing! Just as one of the vehicles tire pressure became low because of the very bumpy road, we encountered some construction-equipment operators who helped us to fill the air and then invited us to sit around a fireplace and warm ourselves. As we talked with them, they gave us information that caused us to change our plan to keep on traveling.

They told us that the road was too dangerous to continue our travel due to ice on the roadway. So, we decided to stay at a nearby inn. It turned out to be more exciting when we discovered that the owner of the inn was also a Christian and one of our native believers. We had a delicious dinner and sound sleep through the night. Praise the Lord. We believe that the only “coincidences” that occur are divine “coincidences” that happen as we travel under the protection of the almighty God!

Dear partners, we have lots more to share with you. We hope that you are enthused by our enthusiasm. Stay tuned as we take you along with us on our journey. After this first day, we encountered more risky moments where we experienced the presence of God. We believe that the reason behind our safety was your ceaseless prayers.

Thank you for everything.

 

 

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2021

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Dear friends and family,

Greetings from the Himalayas.

As hands and voices will be raised in celebration tonight, I will cheer our victories out loud. I will rejoice in appreciation of our years of successful partnership because God has made one more year so thrilling and unforgettable. Legacies have been created. The journey we started together with the similar mindset of conquering the Himalayas has witnessed more than 389,817 people who heard the name of Jesus for the first time, bringing new joy to their lives. We have also witnessed whole communities transformed by the Gospel this year. I am grateful for your commitment, prayer, and sacrificial support over my people. I am always thankful for your trust in us. Because of you, my people find Jesus in person and feel the assurance of someone who cares and loves them unconditionally.

As Isaiah 43:18-19 states, we are not focusing on what has been done, but we are looking ahead. I see our Lord paving new paths in the wilderness and pouring out rivers of His living water in the desert. Surely, with the love of God and our unity of mind and spirit, 2021 will be another awesome year of new victories.

As we will be stepping into another beautiful year tonight, I pray our partnership will flourish more and more, and our target of reaching out to more unreached native villages and people in the Himalayas to share the Gospel will be even more successful in 2021.

And for our partners, I sincerely pray for more success and prosperous health for you, your family, and your ministry.

From our family to yours, we wish you a happy New Year, 2021.

With all my gratitude,

Haron and RHMI Family.

RHMI- GLIMPSE OF 2020

http://https://youtu.be/1wxUGxm5g1g

 

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Born to die that we may live

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Dear Partners in the Gospel,

Greetings to you from the Himalayas!

As Christmas brings happiness and joy, the earth rejoices in the celebration of Jesus’ birth.

For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given….. Isaiah 9:6 

“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.” Matthew 1:23

When I pause and look back over the past years, I feel humbled to recall the moments we have enjoyed together in serving the Lord through many obstacles. I pray for the continuous flow of God’s anointing and blessings over you and your family this Christmas.

May God bless you with His fullness and cover you with His warm hug always. The success RHMI celebrates today has only been possible with your sacrificial generosity over many years. Your generous giving has catalyzed RHMI’s mission and vision of conquering the Himalayas and touching many lives with the Love of Jesus Christ. Thank you very much for your partnership.

The year 2020 has remained full of blessings through your continuous prayer and financial support. Despite your own struggles, your steadfast determination to support our native people has resulted in more confidence and faith among believers, contrasting the adverse effect of COVID-19. We appreciate it and would like to thank you from the inner core of our hearts.

We look forward to continuing the love, friendship, and passion for serving God with increased energy in the fast-approaching year 2021. We seek to reach out to more unreached places, to win more lost souls, and to bring more glory to God.

You can support our native leaders and their families with a Christmas gift. Your gifts can be a great asset for underprivileged families and let them enjoy this Christmas with more fun and thanksgiving. You can be a reason for their change and make them feel the love of Jesus.

Wishing you a very happy Merry Christmas once again.

With much love,

Pastor Haron and the entire RHMI families.

This is the time of the year when we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. For many, the Christmas season is a celebration all about giving and getting gifts. But for those that believe that Jesus is our personal savior, we celebrate the gift that God gave to man.

God, the creator of the universe, loved us so much that He gave us the gift of His own Son.

John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

As proof of just how much He really loved us, He sent His Son into this world to satisfy His holy law. No man had been able to keep the law. But Jesus, the perfect man, met the demands of that law. Then He died in our place for our sins. Now, God can generously forgive those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ.

1 John 4:10, “Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

This is the miracle of the Christmas story. God gave us His Son to die for our sins that we may live with Him forever.

During this Christmas season in the Himalayas, native believers place a special focus on sharing the good news of Jesus’ birth with their neighbors and relatives. When they hear the good news, many people come to believe in Jesus. Where there was hopelessness, now there is hopefulness. Where there was despair, now there is assurance that the Lord is watching over them. Where there was turmoil and fear, now there is peace, love and joy.

When people meet Jesus, their lives are changed. In the Gospel of Luke, chapter 19, we see just how completely He can change a person when they believe in Him.

Luke 19:1-10 describes the meeting of Zacchaeus and Jesus. Zacchaeus was a tax collector for the Roman conquerors. He was also a Hebrew. He was a rich man. But as a tax collector, he was a cheat, he was dishonest, and considered a traitor by his own countrymen. He had lived only for himself without regard to how he got his riches.

Then he meant Jesus. And his life was completely turned around. Jesus filled Zacchaeus with mercy and kindness and love. Luke tells us about Zacchaeus’ change of heart in Luke 19:8.

Luke 19:8 And Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor. And if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I restore it fourfold.”

What a change that was! It highlighted the whole purpose of why Jesus was born as a little baby here on earth. He said it of Himself in Luke 19:10:

Luke 19:10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.

And He is still in that business today. During this season of celebrating Jesus’ birth, let us give thanks for what He has done for us. Thank Him for giving us the gift of eternal life. Thank the Father for sending His Son to die for our sins.

Thank You for Your Partnership!

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We wish you a Merry Christmas.

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Dear partners,

Greetings with Love!

In this special season of Christmas, we take this opportunity to express our heartfelt gratitude towards our God for your exemplary love and partnership with RHMI. Your friendship, prayers, and brotherly love are the essential assets that have raised RHMI to an extra level. We thank you wholeheartedly for your substantial intervention and sacrificial generosities. What a glorious journey to travel cooperatively.

As years pass by and ends in the Christmas, with elegant celebrations, we look ahead for stronger bonding of our friendship and greater kingdom works in the upcoming days. Your sacrificial giving, generosities, and prayer supports are the reasons behind the triumph we celebrate and rejoice. Thank you very much always being there.

Your health, prosperity, success in your businesses and family’s wellness has always been a top priority of our regular prayer. We also pray that your continued prayer and support will help us win more souls, reach the most unreached, unify more lost souls, and conquer most of the Himalayas with impactful transformation this Christmas. We appreciate everything that you have bestowed to RHMI with the love of Jesus Christ.

December is the best opportunity season of outreaching and evangelizing hundreds of native people proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ and his birth. Dozens of outreaches will be held proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ, and it is happening in different villages right now. Our national workers are risking their lives to deliver the gospel in a very hostile setting. We can partner with them by sharing our resources.

However, we want to let you know that due to COVID-19 ongoing issues, this year’s Christmas is not permitted to get celebrated in most of the city areas. Therefore, we are traveling to yet another risky place of the Himalaya from 20th to 28th December to celebrate Christmas with our mission field believers and do some humanitarian aid works. We humbly request you to pray for our upcoming mission trip and its success.

You can also support our native mission field leaders and families through different Christmas gifts which can enhance their happiness and turn out to be a great asset for an impactful life transformation.

You can choose from varieties of Christmas gifts from the Christmas Gift catalog:

https://reachhimalaya.org/christmas-gift-catalog-2020/

We hope this Christmas will be a great celebration for you and your family. Once again,

we wish you a Merry Christmas.

 

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Drug addiction to Jesus addiction

We were stunned by the first sentence this gentleman spoke. He said, ” I’m fed up with my life and I want to change. Help me before I commit suicide.”

He was so desperate to change his lifestyle that we could clearly sense his modality in a very pathetic situation. He continued sharing, “I am a burden to my family and my friends. I am a drug addict and I am living a bad life for many years and I don’t even know why I am doing this. I want a future, a good future. I just want to change, live a happy life and give a reason to my life. I heard Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. Will you please introduce him to me?”

We could see a thirsty person searching for an eternal well. What a wonderful opportunity to share about Jesus with him. God touched his heart in a way that he repented and accepted Jesus instantly. Within the next week he took baptism and declared to spend the rest of his life ministering and serving God. What a transformation!

 

He has not only got transformed holistically but have encouraged many other addicted friends to come to Christ. He has led many to Churches and saved many lives through his personal testimony.

Thank you partners for your regular prayer that has resulted in such an effective transformation in the Himalayas.

Distance doesn’t matter

For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.

~ Matthew 18:20

The tough situation of pandemic lockdown couldn’t stop the steadfast determination of worshipping God and gathering in fellowships. Due to the long gap of gathering of believers and doing fellowship, the need of the fellowship was comprehended to be more important than the risk of the COVID-19.

No sooner had we received ease in the lockdown, we visited believer’s houses and organized chain prayers for either the complete vanish of the deadly virus or the vaccines for its treatments.

Adopting an aspiring strategy

Sports support is a powerful tool for reaching out to the young people in the Himalayas. The friendly inter-church competitions in the Himalayas can be an exciting place and a great event for sharing the Gospel with many people at once. With a major aim of equipping youth with the Gospel in a big number and establish unity with many churches, RHMI distributed sports items, kits, and its accessories in the mission field of the Nepal-China border.

Sports doesn’t only keep one fit but brings two or more youths closer too. These community competitions and other events provide opportunities to have a great impact in the lives for the Lord. Suggestions to attend a coming Music festival soon to impact more lives was an inspiration. Dear Partners, thank you very much for joining hands to share this vision and support God’s ministry. Your prayer and sacrificial support have resulted in great impacts in the Himalayas.

 

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The final day of our mission trip to the far-west

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The final day of our mission trip to the far-west began with excitement and full of energy. Continuing with our mission trip for the next 5-6 hours led us to another rural village where our mission field leader Ps. P, his family, and many believers were waiting for us. We were delighted to meet them again after so many years. However, even amid lockdown and those years we weren’t able to visit them, we were always in communication and regular prayer with them. The meeting made us remember our past days of ministering together. We all were in tears greeting each other. It was a sweet moment to be in. Praises to the Lord!

As it was the last day in the mission field, we wanted to take the full benefit of coming so far to do the ministry, so in the evening, we went to meet some believers nearby, sat with them, talked with them, and did a fellowship together.

Later our team were able to wash up at the well that was constructed by RHMI many years ago. We were very happy to see the proper utilization and maintenance of the well. We were glad to meet many villagers coming to take the water from the well. One of the non-Christian villagers, Ms. Rana told us, “RHMI has done a big favor for us through this well. It has become easier for us to take the water from the well now, we don’t have to travel far for water. Thank you very much, Pastor.” Hallelujah! A non-Christian was praising the deeds of the Christ-followers.

The next morning, our team woke up early and spent personal prayer time with God. Within a few hours, believers started gathering in the church. Because of the sensitivity of COVID-19 issues, we gave out surgical masks to each attendee and made them aware of its importance and proper disposal. We believe God has given us the wisdom to be proactive with regard to health for ourselves.

God was totally in the move. The conference had the presence of His marvelous provision and plans. Many believers were touched by the different, powerful messages that motivated them to remain constant in faith in the Lord. The teachings about the benefit of rejoicing in the Lord and taking rest in His secret place lifted confidence in the believers. People were repenting, thanking God for the beautiful life, and praising His greatness in everything. What a thrilling moment it was to pray along with them and get lost in His mighty presence. Mr. Rana share with us, “I could sense a huge white cloak covering our Church. Jesus was standing in front of the pulpit and comforting all of us.”

We felt humbled to intercede for them and pray over them. In the supreme presence of the Holy Spirit, believers were filled with joy and blessings. Thank you, partners. Your love and support helped us become the channel of blessing to those beautiful children of God.

After the conference, we distributed chocolates for the kids, sanitary napkins for ladies, and ten mini radio speakers to our mission field leaders. Everyone was enjoying the gifts and thanked us with their big hearts. Such humanitarian aids have had a real impact on the work of RHMI with regards to the sensitive issues brought on by COVID-19.

Chocolates for the kids brought smiles to their faces. It was just another way of showing them that they are the true heirs of God’s kingdom. We enjoy talking with them and feel their faith in Christ. We pray that these children will turn out to be great missionaries in the provision and plan of God.

Also, mini radio speakers were given to ten mission field leaders to help them in their evangelism work. The speakers play powerful lessons while the field leaders are working, doing fellowships, and sharing the Gospel. The lessons and worship songs uplift believers and help them to remain positive during the turmoil and terrible situations they face. Thank you partners for such a handy, durable, and portable gift. Mr. Shaut promised us, “Pastor, I am going to gather all my relatives and make them hear the teachings inside this radio. I will utilize this gift for my Lord and do my best to follow according to the teachings.

The gift of sanitary napkins was a big surprise to the sisters. Due to the lockdown, those pads were unavailable and expensive if found in their locality, which forced them to use unhygienic methods. Ms. Chaudhary thanked us, saying, “It was such an important material for most of our ladies who were struggling in their menstruation period. Thank you, Pastors, for your kindness. It was such a timely supply. We never expected this.” Hallelujah! All thanks and appreciation to our beloved partners for their love for our land.

The gift of sanitary napkins was a big surprise to the sisters. Due to the lockdown, those pads were unavailable and expensive if found in their locality, which forced them to use unhygienic methods. Ms. Chaudhary thanked us, saying, “It was such an important material for most of our ladies who were struggling in their menstruation period. Thank you, Pastors, for your kindness. It was such a timely supply. We never expected this.” Hallelujah! All thanks and appreciation to our beloved partners for their love for our land.=

Dear partner, thank you very much for everything. Your support and sacrificial giving have a great impact among our believers. Without your support, this mission trip would have never been successful.

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The third day of our mission trip to Far-West Nepal

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The third day of our mission trip to Far-West Nepal was already showing great signs of success. We were confident about what we were doing, for we had our Lord’s grace, provision, support, and regular prayer of our partners behind us.

We started quite early in the morning to reach another remote place to minister because we were very excited to meet our beloved believers. As we said earlier, we were visiting our believers after nearly 3-4 years, and so we were quite enthusiastic to minister among them. We traveled almost 5 hours to reach a rural place where we have years of relationships and connection. As we pulled over, our eyes were full of tears as we remembered walking in the alley and cycling on the slippery pathway. As we saw the new church building, I couldn’t stop my tears, for I know how we had begun with just a small underground house fellowship in that place.

Truly, God multiplies our blessings. I was astonished to see how things have changed over a short time. Many memories were flooding before my eyes. We thanked our Lord as we met our mission field brothers who were waiting for us.

The first sentence Ps. B uttered to me was, “Today is the day to rejoice for our caretaker has come home after many years.” I was stunned by his words and thanked him for his honor, however, I replied, “not me, but God is our caretaker brother.”

We greeted one other, unloaded our things, and placed them in the church. In the evening, we had a wonderful time sitting around a fire and talking about all the works in past years. We shared moments of happiness and sorrow, family issues, church status, persecutions, helpful needs, upgrades, and much more. We enjoyed the evening singing hymns and doing a devotion.

The next morning, we went to an area nearby where we spent personal time with God praying for the conversion of the villagers to Christ and asking God’s favor in the upcoming conference. We talked with a few villagers, shared the Gospel, and encouraged them to come to church.

Within the next few hours, we had a big conference to organize and minister among believers who were most thirsty and hungry for His Word. Highlighting the risky scenario of the COVID-19, we gave away surgical masks to each attendee and shared the way to use them as well as disposing of them.

Our teaching on the importance of raising our faith and focusing our eyes on the Lord captured everyone’s attention. The pandemic lockdown has had a very adverse impact on the poor believers who are dependent on daily wages, so the teaching was very relatable. The sermon on the Psalms of protection encouraged everyone to place hope and confidence in the Lord. We were also moved as we saw the repentance in tears while praising and worshipping God. We experienced the Holy Spirit energizing our team and moving in the service throughout the whole conference. Many who attended said they were refreshed and uplifted by His Word.

Ms. R. C, a woman with two children, shared with us, ” If I hadn’t attended today’s conference, I would be worshipping idols at my house today because I was very frustrated with failures in my life. I was very rebellious against my husband and my children. My faith had completely vanished, but now, it is raised again by the Words of God in today’s conference. I will go home and ask for forgiveness from my husband. Thank you, Pastor, for motivating us.” This statement was just one of many words of appreciation and honor for our messages.

After the service, we encouraged them by giving gifts to let them know how much we care for them. We had chocolates for kids, sanitary napkins for ladies, and mini radio speakers for ten mission field leaders. These small acts of kindness displayed our humanitarian concern and love of God.

One of the kids was talking to his friend, “I will bring my friends to church now. We can get so many chocolates for free.” We did laugh hearing the conversation, but we were quite surprised to see how a small bar of chocolate can impact the hearts of these impoverished children. We believe the credit goes to our beloved partners for making it possible. Thank you for your love and concern.

The support of sanitary napkins to more than 40 sisters had a different impact. Ms. S. M. shared with us how difficult it is for ladies to pass through the menstruation cycle in the village. They must travel very far to buy pads. Even then, they are mostly unavailable and very expensive if found. The women of the village have been forced to use unhygienic methods. So, they were happy and excited to receive the gifts without any shyness, for these gifts were more than just an essential need to them. Our hygienic approach has impacted and transformed the community. It would have never been possible without the sacrificial support of our partners. Thank you very much.

The support of mini radio speakers to 10 mission field leaders imparted great importance in the ministry. One of the leaders told us that many times while returning from evangelizing people and meeting believers in the furthest distance they are alone on their way back home. Apart from prayer, such a mini radio speaker playing the teachings and songs can be a companion while traveling. The houses, villages, and people they pass by can hear the Words of God hovering in the air. Thank you partners for your partnership.

After the successful distribution of the gifts, we had a delicious feast. The feast has always brought many of us closer where we spend our time talking with each other, sharing our perceptions, family conditions, Christian life, and much more. We enjoyed the closeness with our beloved brothers and sisters at the feast.

It was also such a blessing to have 8 new believers water baptized. We honor and glorify our Heavenly Father for making us worthy to do the honor of baptizing those chosen heirs of Heaven. Indeed, the family of Heaven is enlarging fruitfully.

Mr. R. C. shared with us, “As I came out of the water, I felt a compassionate touch in my heart. Something very hot was burning in my heart. I will never forget what I have learned about baptism and being with God forever.”

That determination in the heart of a new believer influenced us and made us realize we are accomplishing God’s given assignment. Thank you partners for your partnership. We are grateful to God for giving us like-minded partners like you carrying the same yoke together to accomplish great victories in Lord.

We want to thank every partner for showing your generosity over this land of destitute and impoverished people. Your kindness and sacrificial giving have encouraged many to prosper and strengthen their faith in the Lord.

Thank you for everything.

 

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On-The-Ground Missions

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Praise the Lord for we reached our destination safely. It was a joy to be welcomed by so many believers waiting for us for so long.

Our team was very exhausted from the trip. All we wanted was to sleep and get rested for the next day’s conference. We thanked God for providing us with the church room and warm sleeping bags to sleep.

Before going to bed, we had some conversations with Pastor P. and a few believers around a campfire. We wanted to hear their experiences amid the pandemic lockdown. We also wanted to know how the believers in the village were doing so we could prepare ourselves for tomorrow’s conference accordingly.

The statement Ps. P. spoke surprised us. He said, “The lockdown gave me a wonderful opportunity to read my Bible in-depth and come close to God once again. I spent my personal time with God. I am growing deeper in my relationship in Christ.”

One of the believers, Mr. Rana also added, “The lockdown gave me a great occasion to spend time with my family in prayers and fasting. We enjoyed the lockdown.”

Wow! What an inspiring moment it was to hear such words coming from them. Throughout the lockdowns, we were concerned about them and their faith, but we are so grateful to God that He is building our ministry more fruitfully.

After some hours of chatting with them, we slept soundly for we needed to be well-rested for the next day’s conference.

The next day was a big day. It was the conference day where we met so many unexpected numbers of our beloved believers. Beautiful smiles were glowing in their faces.

Focusing on the risks of the COVID-19 pandemics, we provided surgical masks to each believer before entering the conference. We also made them aware about the proper use of it and its benefits. Despite zero infected corona patients in the village, we wanted to make everyone aware about the current pandemic, its symptoms and preventive measures

 

Many people came to the conference. They were so hungry for the Lord’s eternal bread of life. Some even were standing outside and looking in the windows in order to hear the messages.

God manifested His mighty presence in the conference. Many thirsty believers quenched their thirst as their cups were refilled with spiritual abundance. Many believer’s faith was restored as they were fed the Word. Fellowships and church services have been interrupted during the prolonged coronavirus lockdowns. Our concern has been that some believers might be losing hope in Jesus during this time.

But our God is faithful. He made the way for our mission trip at the appropriate time to restore hope to many believers and encourage them stay firm in the plans of the Lord. Hallelujah!

After the conference we wanted to distribute some basic essential gifts to the believers. Since lockdown initial days, for the past six months, sanitary napkins have not reached many remote villages, forcing girls to go back to using unhygienic methods.

The RHMI team distributed sanitary pads to nearly 100 sisters. They were very appreciative of these gifts. A short training provided by a local sister on the proper use and disposal helped our sisters realize the importance and benefits of staying healthy and hygienic.

Thank you partners for your love and sweet concerns for our sisters.

 

Also, after the Radio speaker distribution, we distributed chocolates to the children. We spent some quality time with them talking about their interests and asking how much they love coming to Church and attending Sunday School.

One girl surprised us with her sweet answer. She said, “It is nice that Grandfather Jesus has shut our school because I don’t like studying. But… But… I miss playing with my best friends in the class. I like coming to Sunday school, to hear stories from the Bible, dance and play games with my friends.”

She further questioned us, “When will corona go?” We replied, “Ask Grandfather Jesus tonight in your prayer, Ok?” She nodded her head with a smile on her face.

It was great a moment to see those beautiful smiles on their faces. We see a great missionary in them. We pray every child shall receive scholarship and proper education along with Bible knowledge in the Church as well.

The feast after the conference is always the best moment to serve and chat with our believers, get to know each other more, learn about their hardships, and gather their feedback.

Many believers and their children had come from very far distance, travelling hours to attend the conference and receive the blessings. It was our immense joy to feed them with delicious food to satisfy their physical hunger.

Ps. P said, “The feast is always a great treat and a celebration of being one big family of our supreme God.” Our heartfelt appreciation and thanks go to the volunteers who helped us in preparing food for the feast. God is Great.

After the conference, we went to a river nearby and baptized 19 new believers. It was a joy to instruct them in the importance of water baptism through scriptures based on their decision to follow Jesus. We glorify our Lord that 19 new souls have been added in His kingdom. It is a great sign of healthy growth of our ministry.

Ms. Chaudhary was crying as she rose up from the water. She told us, “I can feel Jesus touching me and hugging me tight in His mighty arms.” Another brother, Mr. Rana said, ” As I came out of the river, I saw a bright light focused on me and God was calling my name.” Another sister with tearful eyes came near to us. As we asked, “Why are you crying?” She answered, “I never knew I could be worthy enough to get water baptized and be called one of His children.”

We could clearly see their passion, understanding, and steadfast faith towards the Lord. What an immense pleasure of being part of the baptism ceremony. God is truly awesome.

This mission trip has provided us with great experiences and unforgettable moments. Thank you partners for always being there and supporting us to win so many souls in the Heavenly realm. This would have never been possible without your tremendous support and sacrificial giving. Your help and prayers mean a lot for our successful mission trip. Thank you very much.

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Together, we surely can.

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We need worship for our spirit, fellowship for our soul, and committed subservience for our body

“So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.

~ Acts 20:32

A fellowship is an integral part of worshipping God. Our believers in the Himalayas are so devoted and determined to worship the Lord that regardless of such a risky COVID-19 pandemic issue, they gather together and pray for the wellness of entire missionaries, churches, global issues, and different issues of their own lives.

They gather together, discuss the Bible studies, plan the strategies to win one more unreached or lost souls in the Himalayas. We believe this is the real passion for Christ.

The word of His grace comes alive and real when shared with others of like mind and faith. The power of getting together around God’s word must always be a highlight of our week. Walking together in the light is how we stay sanctified.

Your conviction determines your company. Your company determines your convictions. Dear Partners, kindly keep praying for Godly wisdom and strategies for our native missionaries.

About RHMI

Reach Himalaya Ministries International is a IRS Code Section 501(c)(3) tax exempt nonprofit ministry. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

100% goes to mission field

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Woodbridge VA 22195

 +1-571-719-5438

 contact@reachhimalaya.org

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