Nearly twice as many students as were expected crowd into the conference hall to worship and hear relevant teaching.
In spite of a last-minute venue change, nearly twice the expected number of young people came to a Gospel for Asia youth convention in Nepal. The convention, which took place June 2-4, covered such topics as love and marriage, faith in our work and how God communicates with us.
While the event was targeted mainly toward discipling Christian young people, by the end of the three days, 34 youth came forward to receive Christ.
“The theme of the convention was based on 2 Peter 1:4, ‘He has given us his very great and precious promises, that through them, you may partake in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world,’” GFA’s correspondent wrote. “They were expecting about 200 attendees,” he wrote, “but 350 came. The organizers were under sweat as they made arrangements for this unexpected number.”
In a country with lingering political instability and competition for power, the youth heard powerful messages to help them follow the Lord. Question-and-answer sessions allowed the speakers to specifically address situations and problems the young people faced in their lives. The youth were grateful for the time poured into them—and also greatly enjoyed a memorable talent show.
The hard-working organizers of the event were met with much gratitude as the convention ended with many youth asking to do it again.
“Everyone in the convention expressed their desire to have this kind of event once or twice a year,” wrote GFA’s correspondent.
The missionaries who led the convention ask for prayer that each attendee will keep a strong relationship with the Lord and that the young people who just received Jesus will grow in their new faith.