by Thomas Shrestha
When I came back to Nepal from Hong Kong, I started to preach the gospel in my village. As I did this, many families in my immediate community came to know the Lord through me.
In Nepal, most things are done together in community, from fetching water at one tap for one village, and field work, to even festival participation. Every hand is crucial to the well-being of the community, and it is very difficult to live day by day apart from society. On one particular day, a community family welcomed a child, and Hindu customs dictates that there be a ritual purifying ceremony five days after birth. But because we had become Christian, we decided to hold a prayer meeting instead.