These women, who are part of a Women’s Ministry group in Nepal, are shown presenting gifts for students in a local Bible college.
“She has done what she could. She has come beforehand to anoint My body for burial.” Mark 14:8 (NKJV)
A group of women in a church in Nepal knows that showing agape love to the world is not a one-time event. Rather it is the hundreds of seemingly small acts of love and kindness that allow their community to see Jesus in them. With Mark 14:8 as their guiding principle, these women are committed to sharing the love of Jesus in any way they can.
This dedicated group, comprised of 15 women who attend a local church in a small Nepali city, spreads the sweet aroma of Christ’s love through activities to help fellow believers and all those who live in their community. Twice a year, they conduct a women’s conference. Of course, the conference includes times of worship and strong Bible teaching. But unlike many other women’s conferences, the ladies who attend this event also go out and visit the sick, work with the poor and needy and share the love of Christ by talking one-on-one with people they meet.
The work they did during the most recent of these conferences was simply an extension of what they already do on a regular basis through their church. Each week the women in this group are doing what they can—no matter how small—to help people and to share the love of Jesus with them.
They also have an ongoing cooperative program with a local Bible college where they provide the basic needs—like clothing and school supplies—of students who are too poor to purchase them on their own. To help build one another up in the knowledge of God’s Word, the women organized a Bible quiz contest. This helped increase their knowledge of Scripture and provided a time of fun and fellowship.
And each of these acts of love and kindness are funded by the women themselves. Some of them sell handicrafts to earn money for ministry activities. Others set aside money from their household budget, and still others donate what they have—even if it’s just a handful of rice—to make sure there is enough money to continue the work.
The Lord is pouring out His blessings on these small sacrifices and multiplying the ministry in ways that are helping to grow the church in Nepal. And the fragrance of Christ’s love is spreading throughout their city.