Nepal: Impacting a Nation
By Sandi Haner
You never know when you might encounter someone who will impact a nation. While serving as a chaplain at the Atlanta airport, I met Dr. Kewal Bahadur Khadka from Kathmandu, Nepal on a Friday evening in 2019. After saving for two years, Dr. Khadka had finally come to America! He proceeded immediately to the airport chapel, where our monthly meeting was starting. Our theme? Prayer for the nations. Dr. Khadka walked in with a fire in his heart and a vision to disciple young believers rejected by society. We joyfully embraced our new-found brother! Together, we petitioned God to show His Hand mightily in Nepal and to birth a school of evangelism. Soon thereafter, Evangelical Christian College (ECC) of Nepal was born. This small school of 43 has discipled students, fed the poor, trained pastors, hosted youth conferences, run soccer competitions, taught dance, and distributed practical gifts and Bibles as they shared the gospel with poor Hindu families. Their ‘Delight Based Evangelism’ has touched thousands and even won the public admiration of local authorities. This year the first graduating class of six students are being sent out by two’s, as in the book of Acts, to disciple others and to start churches in undisclosed areas in Nepal.
We are honored to partner with Dr. Khadka through teaching students online, praying with Dr. Khadka weekly, encouragement, and supporting ECC financially, including investing in the entrepreneurial project the school began to teach sewing skills and foundational Bible to impoverished Hindu women in their community. Many have given their lives to Christ! ECC is discipling nation-changers from the lowest castes in Nepal. Please join us in praying for ECC and for the Gospel of Jesus Christ to transform Nepal.
Pastor Benjamin and Rani of the Evangelical Christian College (ECC) of Nepal
ECC's sewing project. Local women are taught to sew and learn of the Gospel.