AN URGENT APPEAL FOR CHILDREN
Dear Friends and Prayer Partners in Christ!
Let me tell you the story of Samuel lama, a young boy, and Tirtha Maya, a
beautiful girl from Tanahun, Nepal. But first, I would like to tell you about the
place where they grew up. Nepal is a small landlocked country between China and
India with a population of 30 million people. It is known for the majestic beauty of
Mt. Everest, the Himalaya Mountains and happy, radiant smiling people. Despite
all this natural beauty, children of Nepal live in the midst of a harsh reality.
1. Almost half of the population is below the poverty
2. 89% of the population draws drinking water from wells, springs, and streams
with no sanitary
3. The national literacy rate is only 57% only
4. Subsistence farming is the only source of food and for % of the people
5. Child mortality is among the highest in the world at 143 deaths per 1,000 births
6. Christians, half of one percent of the population, are continually discriminated
against in jobs and education
7. Average life expectancy is just 53 years
This was the world in which Samuel Lama lost both his parents at the age of 3 and
had no relatives to take care of him. He had no place to live or call home. He was
malnourished, constantly exposed to communicable diseases, and was not able to
go to school. One of the social workers in his village brought him to me when he
was just four years old. I decided to take him into our orphanage; the New Life
Baptist children Haven Nepal children’s home.
At new life Baptist children haven Nepal children’s home; the staff gave him
loving care, medical treatment, food, clothing and a safe place to live. He also
started going to school. Soon, his teachers taught him about God and his infinite
love for us. Samuel Lama accepted Christ as his personal savior at an early age. He
attended church and grew spiritually in Jesus.
Samuel Lama completed his schooling at the new life Baptist children haven Nepal
high school where he graduated as one of the top in his class. He went on to
attend grace Bible College, founded and funded by Christian witness for Nepal. He
is currently serving in our ministry as a national director and senior pastor. All this
was possible due to support from our partnering sponsors.
Tirtha Maya was also very young when she came to the new life Baptist children
haven Nepal children’s haven in Nepal. She lost her parents as a small child and
had no place to go. At New Life Baptist Children Haven Nepal children’s haven she
was given love, security, care, and a peaceful place to live. She also began her
education there in a healthy environment. She learned about Christ and his love,
just as Samuel lama had. Today, she teaches part time in the school and is very
involved in the church youth ministry.
She is also attending university and majoring in economics. Tirtha Maya is a great
example and mentor for the current generation of Nepali girls and a tremendous
blessing for the lord’s ministry in Nepal.
There are many other stories like Tirtha’s and Samuel lama’s. Today, over 300
boys and girls are being cared for. However, with funds in short supply, many
children must live without proper food and many basic needs are not being met.
They cannot be rescued and cared for without the support of their wealthy
brothers and sisters in the us and other developed nation.
A monthly gift of only $45 will provide a child with food, shelter, and clothing. For
an additional $35 more per month, you can also provide an excellent education.
We pray that you would prayerfully consider partnering with us in our ministry to
the children of Nepal. Your patronage will help make an impact not only in the life
of a child, but help develop and nurture future Christian leaders who ensure that
the Christian message is heard by all the people of this nation.
Serving for his glory,
Kindly send your tax deductible gift directly to our Nepal address. Please make a check Payable to Baptist convention of Nepal office by certified air mail:
Contact Address in Nepal
Baptist Convention of Nepal
G.P.O. Box 3230