Audiences enjoy and relate to the cultural dances, which often draw people in to hear the Gospel in Asian countries.
Christmas 2008 was special for Christians in Nepal, because it was the first year the government of the mountainous nation made the day an official holiday. As Christians around the world celebrated Christmas, Gospel for Asia missionaries led believers throughout Nepal in Christmas celebrations that reached out to their communities with the hope of the Savior.
On December 22, youth from a church led by a GFA missionary held an evangelistic Christmas program of songs and cultural dances. Other churches joined in the efforts, and various public figures and human rights activists were present, expressing their solidarity with the Christians. Narayan Sharma, GFA’s regional leader in Nepal, gave the message and welcomed guests.
A 30-minute Christmas program was aired on Nepali television, too. There was also a Christmas greeting in a national newspaper, proclaiming with Scriptures that “Today in the city of David, a Savior is born!”As Christians around the world celebrated Christmas, Gospel for Asia missionaries led believers throughout Nepal in Christmas celebrations that reached out to their communities with the hope of the Savior.
Hundreds of GFA Radio listeners attended two radio rallies during the Christmas season. At both rallies, Narayan shared the Christmas message from Luke 2, speaking passionately of Jesus’ peace and love and challenging listeners to give their lives to Him. Hundreds of New Testaments were distributed. Many said their lives were changed because of the message.
Such rallies are an extension of GFA’s radio ministry, which touches many lives in Nepal.
“God is using our radio ministry to reach thousands of people every day,” a field correspondent wrote. “The program has played a vital role in changing the mindset of the people in this country. Many have misunderstandings about Jesus Christ and Christianity. There are many more places where we have thousands of listeners; we want to meet them someday.”
GFA leaders in Nepal request prayer that many will personally embrace Christ as a result of the radio rallies and other outreach initiatives during the Christmas season.