Warm greetings to you all in the precious name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. May the grace of God, love and peace always be with you.
I am always happy to write about some of our present activities to our brothers and sisters in Christ around the world. It is my duty to inform what things are happening with us. It gives us encouragement in the Lord's work, but I am always late to send a report. Please understand me.
We were blessed and encouraged to have brother Jerry Bates and sister Paula Bates during the month of August, 2014 for seven days. Brother Jerry Bates is one of the staff members of the extension program with the BVBID and associate editor of "The Voice of Truth International." He is from Winona, Mississippi. He arrived at Kathmandu on the 16th of August and left Nepal on the 23rd of August.
According to our first plan, we were to visit out of Kathmandu for three days. But we couldn't go for the first three days because of heavy rain, a land slide and road block. Then we had decided to have three days of Bible study at Kathmandu valley. We had good classes from the 16th -18th of August at three or four different congregations at Kathmandu. Brother Jerry gave lessons from Romans and other topics. We had a Bible seminar from the 19th-22nd of August, 2014. We invited more than 25 preachers and our graduated students. Because of rain and the land slide, only 14 preachers were able to attend our classes. We had a total of 35 people in our men's classes. But also attending were people who enjoyed and learned many lessons from his classes. There were women's classes during those four days classes. I believe sisters were encouraged by Paula's teaching.
During his visit, we had opportunity to talk with brother Jerry about "The Voice of Truth International." We had requested him to print the material in the Nepali language. He gave us permission to print in our Nepali language. Thank you so much.
Thank you all of our support, help, encouragement and suggestions.
Servant of Christ
Director of NCBS