Today, we encountered a young man who had contact with cults in the countryside of Nepal. His doctrinal beliefs were weak to begin with, but the cults had caused even more confusion on basic essentials of the faith. Mr. Pradhan, our principal who also served as our translator, quickly helped answer questions in this young man, but I believe that some issues still remain in this young man’s mind.
We had a full day of teaching today on servant leadership. I spent the morning talking about examples of servant leadership in the bible, beginning with Jesus. It was a wonderful moment when I saw the responses of the students as we discussed the humility of Christ in dying for our sins. “While we were still sinners, Christ dies for us” (Rom 5:8).
Please pray for the young man who is confused, that he can get the essential doctrines sorted out in his mind. Please also pray for the teaching time tomorrow as we talk about the role of pastors, deacons, and ministry teams, and the huge importance that a good marriage has on the ministry. Pray that we can continue to cross cultural boundaries with our teaching as we adapt many principles to their culture. Most of all, pray that our mouths remain open to sharing Christ as we form relationships with people in the community around our hotel. We have made many contacts and will no doubt have some chances to share the gospel of Jesus with them.
To God be the glory!