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Junction for Christ

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I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.~ Psalm 32:8

This profound statement of God keeps me alive. It’s not me or my self-desire but God’s calling that prompts me to go where He wants me to work on His behalf. And I worry for nothing because He is my shepherd and my provider.

Dear partners,

sometimes I struggle to find words to describe the mightiness of our God. The way He is leading RHMI is indescribable and beyond my imagination. His mighty plans of showing love and concern to His people are just incredible. We, the RHMI team, are happy and satisfied to enjoy being His ambassadors and channels of His blessings to the people of the Himalayas.

We believe God blesses us so we can pass those blessing on to others. Thank you, partners, for being faithful to God’s calling. We appreciate your kindness, generosity, and love over our land.

I want to let you know the astounding success we have achieved these past few months, through the following report. I must say, without your generous support, these blessings to others would not have been possible.

May God bless you abundantly!

Junction for Christ

Out of many ministerial tasks we have done so far, sewing machine support to the needy women of far-west Nepal has always had a major impact on lives. Especially with girls at risk of sex-trafficking and of domestic violence. Many times, learning to sew and the use of a sewing machine has boosted the confidence of many highly vulnerable women; the confidence of being financially independent.

Ms. Sita Rana, with tearful eyes, looked at us and said, “I trust God and His presence. He does exist for He has answered my prayers and blessed me. After my husband left me, I was completely alone and hopeless to further my life but the sewing center has not only given me hope but offered me a meeting place where I can meet my church sisters often. Now, I can expand my Christian friends circle, learn more about God, and provide for my children by myself.”

Dear partners, as you can see, sewing centers have not only supported this sister to become independent financially but have supported many women from socio-economic and social perspectives. Yes, we are making a big impact and are transforming lives in Christ. Praise the Lord. Thank you for your partnership.

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Special Report from the Mission Field

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Every day I will praise you and extol your name forever and ever. Great is the Lord and worthiest of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. One generation commends your works to another; they tell of your mighty acts. ~ Psalm 145:2-4

Our God is Omnipotent, Omniscient, and Omnipresent. Not only are His characteristics a fact but they are also my belief and my declaration. I know that God is powerful, present everywhere, and knows everything.

I am so thankful to God for He has always blessed RHMI with abundant love and gracious partners. Our prayers, hardship, and faith in Him haven’t gone empty but have resulted in a glorious legacy for many generations to come. I can surely declare that the people of the Himalayas have been blessed through RHMI.

Through these newsletters, you have been able to journey with us on this mission to the high Himalayas. We thank God for His unbelievable presence and testimonies of blessings. I am quite sure that when you read this newsletter, you will be blessed to see firsthand the daily life of the people of the Himalayas and see God working through the lives of our missionaries.

Dear Partners, I feel humbled to thank you for always being there with us.

Timely Gifts Are the Valuable Gifts

The daily life of Himalayan people in the winter season is unimaginable. Life in the Himalayas is hard and dangerous. Anyone who visits the place thinks “How is life even possible here?” Cold weather, poverty, and the lack of proper warm clothes are an important reason for much illness and premature deaths in the Himalayas. Towards this end, our team was able to provide 40 down jackets to children, and 30 woolen caps to elderly people as a timely gift.

Dear partners, they have asked us to thank you for your gift that was so timely, for all of your support, and most of all, for showing that you care about them. What a wonderful joy it is to become a channel of blessings to these beloved people of God.

Fellowship Cannot Be Denied

The pandemic situation that grips Nepal right now is causing many people to be in despair and hopelessness. But despite such adversity, our believers did not pause a second to decide whether to have a church conference or not. Practically, it may sound unwise but praising Jesus who has awarded us with eternal salvation, protection, and provision was their primary matter of concern that took precedence over fear and uncertainty. We were very happy to be part of this conference where many lives were transformed. The celebration was huge. Singing, dancing, praising, worshipping, feasting, and much more were the beautiful parts of the conference that we not only captured in pictures but also in our hearts.

As we were enjoying ourselves with them, we realized that these people are the blessed ones from who we were to receive abundant blessings. We were not blessing them near as much as they were the source of blessings for us.

Dear partners, the joy and happiness we experienced are a precious treasure that you and I, and the whole RHMI family have earned for the eternal kingdom of Heaven. We are blessed!

Native Missionary Travel Kits

Apart from gifts to children and elderly people, we enjoyed distributing jackets, sleeping bags, trekking backpacks, boots, and socks to 7 native missionary leaders. These kits will help them to travel to distant places with safety and comfort. Amid any harsh situation, they can take the Gospels to the most unreached places with much comfort. When they are equipped to handle the environment, they do not worry about where they will stay or the difficulties while walking.

Most of the time, when they had to walk miles, their shoes were worn out. Their shoes were not special hiking boots because they are not able to afford such expensive boots. They had to struggle with their uncomfortable and compact backpacks with little space. When traveling through dense and frigid woods, they always had concern about how their outfits would hold up.

However, now, due to those valuable gifts, they can do the ministry with physical comfort and security. Thank you partners for caring for our leaders for what they are doing with humility and faithfulness.

Electronic Teachings and Songs

We also received the privilege of distributing a mini speaker with more than 200 recorded powerful messages of God placed in a mini SD card to 10 of our mission field leaders. These messages are a real blessing to the most underprivileged and destitute of the Himalayas. The messages keep them motivated and fill them with the fire of the Holy Spirit all the time. They use the powerful teachings to share the Gospel and bring many lives to Christ. At the same time, they are able to use the teachings for sermons in the church services and house churches services.

Those teachings, with spiritual and practical content inter-mixed with heart-touching hymns, lift them up them and give them the strength to tackle the different harsh situations they face in the Himalayas. Those messages and songs are welcome companions to our leaders in their travels too.

How great those gracious hearts and generous hands are who have enabled us to share these electronic teachings and songs.

Dear partners, thank you very much for partnering with us with such incredible support.

 

 

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On-The Ground Mission

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As Colossians 3:17 reminds us, “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

Dear partners, we want to share with you that 2021: the Year of Maturity is teaching us about thankfulness. Thankfulness in everything comes through practicing being thankful to God for His presence, peace, faithfulness, comfort, and grace when facing challenges, rather than letting the difficulties be the focus of our thoughts, words, and prayers.

We bestow our heartfelt thanks, appreciation, and gratefulness for your commitment, generosity, and determination to help our beloved brothers and sisters in the Himalayas.

We prayer for abundant blessing over you as you go through the following report where we have put all the wonderful outcomes of your generous giving. May God bless you.

Jacket and woolen caps distribution

Warm clothes in such a cold place are always in demand. Many are living in poverty in this place. We thank our beloved father and our gracious partners, for providing 71 warm woolen caps for the elderly people and 100 warm jackets to our beautiful children. We find ourselves blessed to provide these clothes to such needy ones. Their tearful eyes and heartfelt thanks made us feel even more blessed. Hallelujah!

Native missionary travel kits

Also, sincere thanks and gratitude to our generous partners for providing a jacket, sleeping bag, trekking bag, shoes, and socks to 11 of our diligent native mission field leaders, mini Radio speakers where we place a mini SD card with 214 recorded powerful scriptures of God and also children stationaries. Dear partners, we want to let you know that they are very happy and have asked us to tell you ‘thank you.’ They wanted you to know that your safety, welfare, prosperity, and success in all your doings are part of their regular prayers.

Dear partners, believers of the Himalayas are praying for you 24/7. Expect success in your ministry, businesses and families from their prayers.

With all my gratitude,

RHMI Family.

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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

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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

Blog, It Is Happening, Mission Trip, Outreach

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.