Twelve pastors graduated from ServLife’s Pastor Training School last fall. They learned how to share the Gospel, teach the Bible, disciple others and generally how to run a church. Nepal Director Bekharaj shares, “We should train leaders so they can also train in their church and they can train their disciples.”
The main agent of change in India and Nepal is local churches. Though they may face persecution from the government or local villagers, they cannot wait to share God’s transformative, healing power as they have each experienced it.
“I’ll be the first person to share the Gospel in this place and that’s the reason I’m so excited. I want to share what I’ve learned here,” says one of the new graduates, Pastor Tamang. Tamang became a Christian after being prayed for and healed of leprosy at his local church. He was the only Christian in his family until he came to the pastor training school. He learned how to share Christ with his parents, and they are now believers. Now Pastor Tamang wants to share the Gospel with anyone he can.
The other graduates have similar stories and just as much passion for sharing the Gospel. It’s through local pastors that villagers will hear about God’s love. Former graduates have gone on to pastor large churches and send out pastors from their church, which is why Christianity is growing in Nepal faster than anywhere else. “Our one desire is to see the healthy church in Nepal,” Director Bekharaj shares. “That’s why we train leaders and pastors.”