My name is Mana Maya Rai. I am a Bible worker living in Naretar, Udaipur, in Nepal. My husband, Haindra Kumar Rai, and I have been Gospel Outreach Bible workers for more than 12 years. We worship each Sabbath and frequently visit the homes of our church members and also those who don’t go to church to tell them about Jesus.
I would like to share the story of Rama Rai, a 43-year-old married housewife from my village. She was brought up in the Kirat religion, a separate sect of the Hindu religion. Kirati people worship nature, stones, rivers, birds and other animals. They often celebrate with elaborate festivals.
One evening, Rama fainted inside her home. Medical help wasn’t available, and transportation services were closed for the night. My husband and I were called to come and help Rama. Since we couldn’t take her to the hospital, we prayed for her throughout the night. Early the next morning, she woke up feeling better.
After this, Rama started attending our church with her husband. We gave them Bible studies. They were both baptized and are now active members of the Seventh-day Adventist church in Naretar.