Such exuberant and excitement filled the hearts of the people as they worship God in our Saturday service. A miniature heavenly glimpse of one tongue, one nation, one tribe, one voice worshipping one true God! Hallelujah! Three people gave their hearts to Jesus that day as Ps Amos preached the message of the woman at the well, inviting the hurting people, wounded soul to respond to the gospel. Deliverance, healing was happening as the team ministered to the people. After lunch Ps Amos took the leader’s training session. An authentic and unreserved personal account of 30 years of life experience as a pastor and being a leader were candidly communicated to the Nepali church leaders. Only those who are faithful will be rewarded by God. The leaders were tremendously blessed by Ps Amos’ impartation.
The next day we began our series of ministries in the schools. Manohar Higher School is a government school. Most of the schools are poorly funded and very much lacking in any learning enhancement facilities. Although the atmosphere in the school was depressing but soon it transformed to overflowing joy roaring with thunderous laughter!! Constant unceasing prayers were done in every school and as well as concert venue as the team prepared themselves. As hundreds of students make their way to the meeting hall, we could feel the air of excitement and the seam was about to burst in anticipation.
We opened our program with a majestic flag dance welcoming the presence of God. Ram’s horn declaring and ushering the arrival of the King of kings were blown in gusto. What a glorious atmosphere! Indeed there is no closed heaven! God can reach anybody at anywhere even in the hardest ground. Hong Kong culture, costume and custom were presented; followed by drama, dance, songs, and testimonies. The team did an excellent job! Lastly Ps Kelly wrapped up the session by weaving the gospel into a 5 minute inspiring speech since we cannot give any public altar respond. We knew in our spirit that the door to this school is wide open. The principal and the teachers were very pleased with the program. Thank you Jesus for the seed planted in the hearts of these young people.
On the 4th day of the mission, we went to Deepjyoti Higher School; a school which totally took our breadth away! We were welcome by the above principal and vice principal with unbelievable hospitality and heavenly favor. Permission was granted to us to preach the gospel openly; in a public school! Hallelujah! As students made their to the basketball court, our hearts were mounting with mountain moving faith; the students can be saved; the students will be saved; the students must be saved! Ernest Southcott said, “The holiest moment of the church service is the moment when God's people strengthened by preaching and sacraments, go out of the church door into the world to be the Church. We do not go to church; we are the Church”. Truly we have brought the church into the marketplace!
The students were mesmerized by the excellent drama depicting the bondages of sins in our lives, the radical and energetic dance, powerful testimony, fun games and Hong Kong culture. The moment of truth came when the message salvation was preached. According to Candy (Hong Kong), when the altar call was given, she saw angelic beings hovering above the students! More than 95% of the students responded to the salvation call; about 250 students gave their hearts to Jesus! Even teachers in the crowd raised their hands to the call of salvation! Our hearts were exploding with unspeakable joy! Glory to God in the highest! He is mighty to save!
After lunch, we went to bless a Christian orphanage with some basic food supply. This orphanage does not have regular sponsor, so sometimes the children will go without food for a few days. The children would pray to God to provide for them. Upon arrival we told the children that God has heard their prayers, by sending us there to bless them.
We took Polaroid pictures with every child, prayed for every child and encouraged every child to continue to walk with God. One of the most moving moments was when we took time to hug the orphans, one at a time. Many of us, our eyes were well up with tears as we hold them close in our bosom. One of the boy asked Enoch (Hong Kong) sincerely and innocently, “Will you come back again?” Another boy who was left in the orphanage by his mother after the death of his father did not have even a single visit from anyone for the past four years. We were glad that in this short moment, we could share some significant times with the children.
The next day we went to Oxford International Academy. Although the crowd may not be as big as the previous schools, it did not deter us from giving our best. The happiest people in the world are those who are living out their dreams. It is an indescribable joy when we are living out the God given dream. Every day is a day of purpose. One choice, one chance, one moment for one God!
The team arrived in the school believing God is about to do wonders in our midst. Likewise we did similar program in this school. Students were roaring with laughter and smiling with glee on their faces as they watched the presentation. Right at the end before the team did the last dance item, Ps Kelly shared with the students, “secrets in excelling in their studies”. Praise God for the openness of the principal, teachers and students. Although we could not give any altar call openly, we knew the word of God will not return to Him void, but will accomplished according to what He has purpose! Amen!
Later in the afternoon, we went to another Christian orphanage. Likewise they do not have regular sponsors. We were delighted to be able to bless them with some basic food supply and pray for them. Although we only had a brief moment with the children, they have a special place in all our hearts. All souls are equally precious.
Fluorescent Higher School was the last school we visited. It is one of the top ten schools in Kathmandu. The school was so excited that they rehearsed their Nepali dance and cultural presentation weeks before we were there! The Nepali people are extremely hospitable and proud of their unique culture. The Hong Kong team without missing a beat blasted the hall with resounding blow of ram’s horn piercing the spiritual darkness and brought heaven to earth! What followed was a series of upbeat items like cultural exchange, drama, dance and games. Ties of friendship with the schools were forged thus making inroads for any future events. Praise God for the wonderful favor we have experienced in the last few days.
Ministries in the government and public schools to hundreds of young people, doing concerts in a public cafe and blessing the orphanages have never been by anybody in Kathmandu. Every day we have to absolutely be dependent on the power and the presence of the Holy Spirit to enable us to do the things we did. Indeed we are called to make history wherever we go. God is making waves of history in Nepal. All glory and praise to the one and true God, Jesus Christ who made all things possible! The history of Nepal is about to be rewritten by the living God!!