Warmth For My Soul
A little over a week ago we began our health classes. Although they were paused for a few days while I was in Takure, they immediately resumed when I arrived back. It has been very interesting learning more about the Hindu culture here. Even though so many have so much joy, I can certainly see a deep longing for something they refuse to acknowledge. I have been reminded in Romans about our innate knowledge of God. After seeing so much beauty here, it is clearly irrefutable. The reminder of this provides warmth for my soul. For a long time now I have been praying about these classes and what God wishes me to say through them. Of course we give sound nutritional advice, but we long to talk about our Savior as well. I have been trying to ask other Christians what the best way to witness is here in Nepal. Just like many other places in the world, the ethical and monetary corruption of the "Christian" church here is ramped, leaving a very bitter taste in the mouths of the people when it comes to Christianity. After talking with the pastor about this, he recommended to me, "Just share your story, no one can refute your story." And so that is what we have been doing- sharing about how Christ impacted our lives personally. And we have received only good remarks from this! We have also been teaching at the nearby churches. Each time we teach, we give each individual a Bible. Even though most of the women at the churches are already Christians, we have been challenging them to give these Bible's to unsaved loved ones. Here, one of the best ways to share of Christ's love is to share with those of whom you already have built a relationship. So far we have given out 80 Bibles, and we plan to give out at least 100 more. Pray that these women embrace these challenges, because if they do, imagine how many people will be reached with God's word! Pray that God gives us wisdom and discernment in our teachings and sharing. Pray for unexpected divine appointments! We are open and willing to be continuously used in whatever way the Lord leads.
Ananand (With Joy),
For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For His invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse. For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to Him, but they became futile in their thinking and their foolish hearts were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.
~Romans 1: 19-23