Approximately fifty  Christian guests attended and participated in a four-day series of classes at our new building. These preachers and Christian leaders, both male and female, came from various parts of Nepal plus the tea plantation area of India along the east Nepal border.
One of our goals since opening Nepal Center For Biblical Study in January 2010 has been to increase the participation of Nepali Christian leaders. Men who have graduated from NCBS taught about 50% of our classes, and the other half by our staff. Classes during the first two days were combined classes of men and women. The last two days included morning mixed classes and afternoon separate classes for ladies and classes for men.
The theme for our morning classes were as follows:
Tuesday: Extending and Defending the Faith. Evangelize the lost and mature the members.
Wednesday: Unity and Fellowship leading to Cooperation and Growth. Divine Parentage joined with Faithful Maturing Children.
Thursday: Christian Leadership … Elder = Pastor = Bishop N.T. qualifications, responsibilities, and pattern
Friday: Works … Deeds … Spiritual Fruit
Those that displease and disappoint God; Those that please God
In addition the morning classes included instruction, scriptures, and guided audience discussion on the following denominational false teachings:
Salvation by faith only, Human Creeds and Traditions, Instrumental Music, Denominational Pastors
Speaking in tongues, Immersion verses Sprinkling, Women in the church, and God’s Kindness and Severity
These meetings serve many benefits for the congregations all over Nepal and the border areas with India. We are also aware of the valuable lesion we learn as a preaching school:
- We are motivated when we see the progress being made.
- We are motivated when we see how much still needs to be done.
- The love and fellowship that is shared also serves to motivate and encourage us.
These four days, with leaders from many parts of Nepal, also served to review the progress made pertaining to the 2015 earthquakes, and to appraise the current needs. Our current goals focus on rebuilding destroyed and badly damaged meeting halls and personal homes. $20,000.00 was given to accomplish these goals. We are also better prepared to make wise use of whatever financial resources are available in the future. There is a HUGE amount that still needs to be done.
Please remember us in your prayers as we work to build up the Kingdom of Christ and to rebuild the devastation caused by the earthquake.
Gajendra Deshar firstname.lastname@example.org
Jerry Golphenee email@example.com