I am glad to share good news from the Udaipur District. Udaipur is in the northeastern part of Nepal, about 90 miles by air from Kathmandu, the capital city. However, to reach a Seventh-day Adventist church in this area, you have to travel almost 24 hours by bus from Kathmandu and then hike for eight hours over a rugged mountain trail.
On May 17, I headed for Udaipur. Assisted by Pastor Kumar Adhikari, I instructed the baptismal candidates prepared by Gospel Outreach workers Hyendra Rail and Man Bhadur Rai.
Thirty-eight people were baptized. Fifteen more could not come for the baptism because their age made it impossible to journey over mountain trails. We are making alternate arrangements for their baptisms.
The work in this district is growing tremendously. In four villages, all the people are Seventh-day Adventists.
After the baptism service we walked up the mountain path to the Naretar church. There we conducted a communion service. The people had not seen this done.
In the picture, you can see the unfinished Naretar church. The following gifts by the congregation and friends have been received toward its construction:
- Land: local believers
- Tin sheets for the roof: Sandra Horner
- Solar light: local believers
- $250: local believers
- $200: Ambika Thapa, Gospel Outreach worker
- $550, Mrs. Devi Tamang
- $500, Nepal Field
Your gifts can help expand the work done in this district and elsewhere.