Each Christmas CPC spotlights the need of a mission partner and ways for us to respond. Last year we raised funds for our ministry in Guatemala. We raised the funds to build seven houses in a rural village the church is serving. Our 2019 mission team met built houses for five families living in vulnerable situations. In 2020, we will build houses #6 and #7.
This year we will come alongside Pastor Philemon Chhetri in Nepal. Through his ministry of New Life Mission (NLM), Pastor Philemon Chhetri trains local pastors and plants churches in difficult to reach places throughout Nepal. Some pastors are in the capitol city, Kathmandu, but many walk for days to reach villages to preach the gospel.The Himalayan region is not only challenging physically, but it is also hostile to the gospel message.
As pastors go out to serve, NLM helps support them about $900 a year. We hope to support 20 pastors ($18,000) in their mission to carry the gospel to the least reach places in the Himalayas.
How Can We Help?
CPC Missions invites everyone to join together to support local pastors and evangelists.
Stories from the Pastors.
December 5,2019 This year’s focus for the Christmas Mission Giving is our mission partner Pastor Philemon Chhetri in Nepal. His ministry New Life Mission trains and equips local missionaries to take the gospel into the far corners of the Himalayas. Each week we are sharing a testimony about one of their pastors.
Sunday, December 15 post:We want to tell you about Pastor Habil Praja. Pastor Praja comes from a Hindu family. Among their many gods, they especially worshiped nature. Twenty-nine years ago, despite objections from his family, Pastor Praja accepted the Lord Jesus Christ. He grew in his faith and in leadership and is now in charge of the district of Makwanpur and Chitwan. He supervises the 78 missionaries in the area as they pastor 117 church congregations.
Pastor Praja also oversees New Life Mission’s Chepang school. The school educates very poor and needy Chepang and Tamang students. It is in a very remote area and is a 9-hour walk from the closest motorable road.
One time Pastor Praja and his friends were caught by the Nepal army thinking they were rebels. The military held them and questioned them about their activities. This could have ended very badly. nevertheless, Pastor Praja used the time to explain that he was a Christian pastor. The army officers asked why he had become a Christian. So he shared his full testimony about finding peace with God through Jesus! They listened carefully then decided to send him home!! Pastor Praja truly believes the Lord saved him from the mouth of death on that day.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this year’s Christmas Mission Focus. We are well on our way to supporting 20 pastors in 2020! You can still give by cash, check, or on our website. If you give by check, please write “Nepal” on the memo line. Details are in the bulletin.
December 22, 2019 Pastor Harka Bahadur Rai
This year’s focus for the Christmas Mission Giving is our mission partner Pastor Philemon Chhetri in Nepal. His ministry New Life Mission trains and equips local missionaries to take the gospel into the far corners of the Himalayas. Each week we have shared the testimony of one of their pastors.
Today is our final testimony. We want to tell you about Pastor Harka Bahadur Rai.
Pastor Harka comes from orthodox Hindu family in central Nepal. The first man who came to preach the gospel in their isolated village was persecuted and beaten nearly to death. But the Lord protected him. This man returned to their village again and again! Slowly people started believing Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior, including Harka.
The region now has 14 churches with 11 pastors. Pastor Harka is the overseer and he lives in one of the villages. His home is a two-day bus ride, plus several hours walk, from the capital Kathmandu. This is a difficult place to work but they regularly go walking several days to share the gospel. The result is that the church is getting started in several new areas.
Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this year’s Christmas Mission Focus. We are well on our way to supporting 20 pastors in 2020! You can still give by cash, check, or on our website. If you give by check, please write “Nepal” on the memo-line. Details are in the bulletin.
Will you consider joining us as we raise the support to share the good news of Jesus Christ with those who have not heard? Let’s come together to provide $18,000 for local pastors in Nepal. Any amount is greatly appreciated!
Questions? Contact Director of Missions Sharon Hoover (firstname.lastname@example.org).