Dear loving brothers and sisters in Christ,
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.
Graduation: We finished our third group of classes last week and did our graduation service on the 13th and 14th of October, 2015. We had an audience of 100+ for our lectureship and graduation program. We invited all our preachers, graduated students, and family members of our current students. Almost all participated. Due to a shortage of petrol, diesel, and kerosene a few people and guests were not able to come. Eleven students graduated from this group. We have new applicants of students. We did entrance exams and interviews last week. We will select good and dedicated students for the new class. Thanks all of your help, regular support, and love toward God's people in Nepal. We would like to continue working together in the coming days.
Seminar: We held three days of a Bible seminar from the 15th - 17th of October, 2015. Brother Mike Brooks from Highland Park Church of Christ, Alabama taught for that seminar. He taught us about the "Life of Christ.” Almost 80 people participated. People were really encouraged by his lessons.
Youth program is cancelled: Due to a shortage of fuel, very light transportations are running on the highway. It is impossible to travel back and forth by our youth in this time. We have talked with our Christians leaders regarding the present situation of strikes and problems in Nepal. All preachers were in agreement to cancel our youth program this month.
Vacation trip: Brother Jerry and Gajendra decided to revisit East Nepal and India from the 24th of October to 2nd of November 2015. We will encourage our brethren by God's word. We will concentrate our time with God's work and future plans. Brother Jerry will return back to Kathmandu on the 2nd of November. I will return back to Kathmandu one week later than Jerry. I will spend some more time in selection of good and dedicated students for the next class from other parts of Nepal where we have our graduates. If things go smoothly, we will begin our new class on the 16th of November, 2015.
My engagement: I will engage Rejina Thapa from India on the 1st of November, 2015. My marriage date will be the 14th of December. 2015. Please kindly remember us in your daily prayer.
On behalf of Nepal Center for Biblical Studies, once again, from the bottom of our heart we would like to say, "Thank you to all.”
Brother in Christ,