First Sabbath Offering for a Chapel in Nepal
Nepal is a country in southern Asia with a population of 26.4 million. It is a multiethnic nation with Nepali as the official language. Kathmandu is the nation’s capital and the largest city. Modern Nepal is a secular parliamentary republic.
Though secular, conversion is banned in Nepal, where the population is composed mostly of Hindus and of Buddhists. However, there are always doors kept open by the mighty Lord for His people to do His work.
It has been a few years since the message of Reformation entered into Nepal. The truth has taken root deeply in this country. While this is so, we know too well that the archenemy does not keep silent. He goes about as a roaring lion to deceive the very elect.
There are several interested souls in this country. Especially we have a group coming out from the SDA’s and we have studied with them church history—the sad events that took place during World War I. This work, by the grace of God, has yielded a sure result. We have three groups of souls here and they are diligently studying the present truth while doing evangelism in this country—but indeed it is very difficult in a nation where conversion is banned.
“If there was ever a time when sacrifices should be made, it is now. Those who have money should understand that now is the time to use it for God. Let not means be absorbed in multiplying facilities where the work is already established. Do not add building to building where many interests are now centered. Use the means to establish centers in new fields. Thus you may bring in souls who will act their part in producing.
“Think of our missions in foreign countries. Some of them are struggling to gain even a foothold; they are destitute of even the most meager facilities. Instead of adding to facilities already abundant, build up the work in these destitute fields.”—Testimonies, vol. 6, p. 450.
It is our sincere appeal to all our beloved brethren far and near to help in procuring a piece of land, and further, building a church in Nepal for the newly formed group.
May God bless all those who would wholeheartedly lend their supportive hands towards this mission. Amen.
—Your Sisters and brethren from Nepal