A big way God works in our world is in the forming of ministry partnerships. Mountain Life has a wonderful and deepening partnership with God’s work in Nepal. This is largely in part to the relationship we have formed with Rajan Neupane, the Pastor and Radio Nepal Program director in Kathmandu, Nepal. When Pastor Rajan visited Mountain Life in 2009 to share the impact his radio program was having in the most remote parts of his country, the response from Mountain Lifers was overwhelming. We have since begun partnering with Rajan in various ways to further God’s work in Nepal. This partnership includes a heart-to-heart relationship with Pastors Karl Silva and Pastor Rajan Neupane, our funding each year of “Radio Nepal”, sending teams to Nepal, and last year, purchasing a prime lot for the building of a church/ pastor training center.
Nepal Training Center
When Mountain Life members went to Nepal in May 2010, the vision was cast for the building of a Missions Training Center in a strategic location in Nepal that will help Pastor Rajan Neupane & his Kathmandu church reach their goal of planting a church in every one of Nepal’s 75 districts in the next 10 years. After spontaneous giving from Mountain Lifers, a prime lot was purchased for the building of a church/ pastor training center, following that, God led Mountain Life Church to raise $80,000 that provided the funding necessary to build a 4,000 square foot building on this strategically located parcel of land in the capital of Kathmandu. In October of 2013, Pastor Scott travelled to Nepal to participate in the dedication of this new training center.
Radio Nepal is a weekly gospel radio program which reaches the very remotest parts of mountainous Nepal, where there are no roads or electricity. The broadcasts and follow-up correspondence courses cost nearly $20,000 per year. Since the program began in February 2009, countless thousands have heard the gospel over the airways and well over 1,200 letters have been received with request to be sent Bible study materials.
Hope Orphans’ Home – Kathmandu, Nepal
An unexpected outgrowth of our interest in Nepal has been a fledgling relationship with a small orphan home run by a Pastor-Wife team just outside of Kathmandu. When we learned that the 16 children currently in the home were not able to register for the new school year because of lack of money, Mountain Life was able to fund the entire year’s schooling (school fees, supplies & uniforms). We plan to explore a continued relationship with these dear children.