Nepal: Number of People Groups: 250 (28,743,000 people)
Unreached People Groups: 242 (28,487,000 people)
As you can see from the Joshua Project numbers, over 99% of Nepalese do not know our Lord. The focus of this entire trip is the Nepalese people…those who live in Nepal and those who live in the northern state of Punjab. May God’s Spirit blow upon these people!
April 20-22: Fly from JFK to DEL (Delhi, India). Please pray that Randy’s health is strong and he will have good preparation for the ministry in Nepal & India.
April 23-27: On Sunday, April 23, Randy will meet Pastor “K” with whom he worked before. They will fly to Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh in India, then travel by car for 4-5 hours. During these days, they will train around 40-50 pastors and leaders who take the gospel to unreached peoples.
Please pray for these brave men and women who serve our Lord in very difficult places. One report said that the small band of Christians are really uniting in the face of persecution. Let us pray for peace and protection, and that the Holy Spirit will empower them to reach the people in the Himalaya Mountains and beyond. Pray that God’s Word would equip these saints for rapid church planting movements like we read about in Acts.
April 28-30: On these days, Pastor “K” and Randy return to Punjab to minister with his church in Ludhiana. This town is one of the places “Praying John Hyde” worked and in modern-day Pakistan (1892-1914). He discovered this truth: “There is only one path to spiritual revival – prayer”.
Please pray that God’s Spirit will kindle a fire of prayer in His people. Nepal and India need a fresh wind to blow upon it, like He did in 1904 in answer to Hyde’s intercession.
May 1-2: During these two days, Pastor “K” and Randy will launch God’s Plan for His Church among the Nepalese who live in Ludhiana. Many have left their country to find work in Punjab, India.
Please pray for the leaders of people who have fled difficult places in Nepal. Ask God to plant His vision for His church in them. Also pray that Pastor “K” and Randy will know God’s Plan to follow-up with the Nepalese leaders.
May 2-3: Praise the Lord for the trip home! As mentioned before, please pray for health as I head back.
It is mission trips like this that remind us of the deep feelings Paul had for certain church plants. Read these words carefully; “For I feel a divine jealousy for you, since I betrothed you to one husband, to present you as a pure virgin to Christ” (2 Corinthians 11:2). This “divine jealousy” is growing in our hearts.
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