Nepal | Faith Comes By Hearing…
September 23, 2009
“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” (Romans 10:17, NKJV)
A large number of people in Nepal live in remote villages which are far away from the major cities. Many of these villages do not have running water and electricity, let alone essential facilities such as healthcare. Many of them do not have the opportunity to learn how to read and write.
Newspapers, books, and even the Bible are inaccessible to them. As a result, villagers such as ‘S’ have to rely primarily on the radio as their daily source of news, entertainment and spiritual nourishment.
“My hometown is a very remote place without clean drinking water, electricity, schools, post offices or medical facilities. Most of us are poor and live in hardship. As we cannot read or write, we enjoy listening to the radio and to the songs, news and religious messages broadcast on the different FM stations.
I’ve always liked listening to religious programmes but before I listened to TWR and came to know Christ, my life was miserable and I isolated myself from other people. My family became very concerned and sent me to a witch doctor who performed religious rituals, but nothing changed.
One day, I had the chance to listen to TWR’s program Margadarshan (Gospel Tide Hour) and got to know the true God who gave His life for our sins. I received Jesus into my heart and my life has been completely transformed. I now talk to people more, and I am very happy with my life as God loves and accepts me as His son.”
Praise the Lord for the far-reaching Word of God that can be made more accessible to the different language groups in Nepal and the non-literate listeners through the orality programs of TWR.
Prayer and Praise
- Praise God for using radio to touch and transform lives in Nepal.
- Pray that God will continue to give wisdom to the team that produces these programs.