The Gospel of John for the Most Populated Area
My heart is overwhelmed with the joy of publishing, distributing, and supplying the Ancient Path booklet in the Southeastern language of Nepal. This is the first literature ever printed in the Tharu Language, which is spoken by more than 80% of the people living in the most populated area of Nepal.—Bijaya
God has worked miraculously to lead Bijaya to be the translator of this gospel tract into Tharu. Now that this project is complete, he and his team are laboring vigorously to publish the Gospel of John in the Tharu language for the first time.
The Writer of the Word Is Present
As a part of this translation process, Bijaya has been visiting 11 pastors in the southeastern region of Nepal who are all native speakers of Tharu. On his recent tour, Bijaya distributed literature to them, gave them manuscripts of the Gospel for editing, and encouraged them that God’s Word had the power to convert the soul and that it could work long after pastors had left the reader’s presence because the Writer of the Word Himself would be present with it.
Healed from Mental Illness
One of the 11 pastors shared his testimony. He was mentally ill for three years and had to sell his land for treatment which turned out to be unsuccessful. One day, several pastors and believers came to visit him and prayed for him. They also gave him some literature. He was healed miraculously, but he did not move out of his bed. He knew he was well, but was just lying on his bed.
There He Read the Word
While in bed, he read the Words, “If any would not work, neither should he eat.” He thought that the verse was speaking to him. He had not been working for three years, yet he was eating. Feeling convicted, he went out to give water to his cattle in the field. People tried to catch him and stop him thinking he had gone crazy again and was running away but the man spoke for the first time after a long time saying that he was in good health and was not running away. The next day he went to plow his field and went back to his normal life. The written Word had given him new life in Christ. He now serves as a pastor in a village.
Actually, Bijaya said that this man encouraged him and they gladly prayed together for the Gospel of John project in the Tharu language.
The Most Neglected Area
The southeastern part of Nepal is the most neglected area in terms of the gospel. According to statistics, in one district there are 700,000 people but only 500 known believers. This is one of the least-reached ends of the earth, and Tharu is the most common language in this area. Let’s pray that God would move the Gospel of John project forward and save souls through His written Word.
Bijaya and his team want to print at least 100,000 copies of the translated Gospel of John when it’s finished and it only costs 10 American cents ($.10) to print one copy of the Gospel of John with a colorful cover! You can be a part of getting God’s Word into the hands of Tharu speaking unbelievers by giving to this project below.