Christmas is a wonderful season to celebrate with family and friends. This time is made particularly special because we remember why God sent His son, Jesus. As we reflect on God’s gift to mankind, we also remember that we are part of a bigger family – the family of God.
The disappointing news is that there are still people in the world who do not know the Christmas story. They do not know the love of God, simply because they cannot read. More importantly, there is no Bible translated in their mother tongue.
Nepal is one such region in need of God’s word.
Nepal is one of the world’s poorest countries, with one third of the people surviving on less than $1 a day. In this strong Hindu and Buddhist culture, Nepali is the official language but there are 117 others spoken. However, only four of these languages have a Bible, and the New Testament has been translated into only 16 languages.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord. “Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
Christianity is not welcome in many rural Nepali villages; however, literacy classes are tremendous windows of opportunity through which the gospel is introduced.
That’s why we need your help this Christmas.
Without access to an education or God’s word, people living in rural Nepal face a bleak future.
Local churches and Bible translators in rural Nepal have a challenging task. They are on the frontline of persecution. They are deeply committed and trust God to help them, but they cannot do it alone. Your Christmas gift will help provide the resources and encouragement they urgently need.
You have an opportunity to touch lives in rural Nepal with the Word of God. With your help, they will have hope for a brighter future. Literacy classes open doors to development and dignity. Once they have God’s word, their hearts will be filled with everything they need pertaining to life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3).
Please give a donation today, and pray for national Bible translators, so that men, women and children will hear the Christmas story and learn about God’s love.