It’s amazing how the Lord makes many people eager to read His Word.”
That’s Bijaya speaking about one of his latest mission trips to the remote villages of Nepal. On these trips with his team, Bijaya encounters many people who have never before heard the name of Jesus. What a blessing it is for Bijaya to be the one to bring them the good news for the first time. And it’s the Lord’s doing that many people he encounters are eager to read and learn.
On their trips they distribute Bibles and gospel tracts in the languages where they are ministering. They also spend time preaching to the lost and discipling the young believers. To accomplish these two main goals, they have to get creative and they have to get a new perspective on their time and materials.
One way they shared the gospel with people on this trip was through distributing reading glasses to people in the village. Some of the villagers even hiked for 3 hours to get them! As the villagers tried on different pairs, Bijaya’s team would have them read John 3:16 over and over to test each one. May the Lord bear fruit through His Word and may the villagers get a new perspective—figuratively and literally—of the words on the page!
Bijaya also has to have a redeemed perspective of his possessions and time as he gives them up for God’s uses. At one point on this trip, Bijaya discovered that someone had stolen two of his Bibles.
Later I rejoiced to know that somebody had stolen two other new Bibles. God bless them with the glorious gift of salvation, I pray.