by Elizabeth J., BSN student
Our first week of teaching in Nepal was filled with laughter at our attempts to speak Nepali, and cups of steaming chai and dry rusks during “tea break.” We enjoy learning from the Nepali students when class is over — they’ve taught us some great dance moves. 😉
During our teaching we overviewed foundations for Christian living, and then went on to study the successes and failures of different leaders in the Bible. The students dramatized the life and leadership keys from the life of Abraham, celebrated the faithfulness of God through hardship as they studied Joseph’s life, and learned about the importance of humility and what it really looks like from the life of Moses. Students faced their fears to reach God’s promises to them as they walked through Joshua’s life.
One student said, “We are so blessed to have interactive teaching where we get to discover and share what we learn together. We have never really studied the Bible characters to know why they are good leaders, but now we are seeing why. It is very powerful teaching.”
On Sunday, the students will become the teachers, preachers and evangelists as they head out on a local outreach.
This past week we have also been inspired by the stories of the believers in this country. Although Christians may experience ostracism and opposition from their society, people are drawn to their transformed character and the hope offered in Jesus.
Please continue to pray for these young leaders of the Nepali church. They face many challenges from their society, but they are passionate about sharing the love of God with Nepal. We have been challenged and blessed by their commitment and love.