Since 2010 “runwiththeword” has worked in partnership with “The Feet Ministries” in Nepal. Pastor Krishna and his wife, Pabitra have a passion to reach out and help the desperately needy in their impoverished country. Through four children’s homes and a scholarship program, many children are receiving care and education, equipping them to be reliable, resourceful and productive citizens.
“The Little Feet Children’s Home” was created in 2013 allowing 8 more orphans to find a home. (See www.a-newdawn.org) There are also 35 church outreaches throughout Nepal and 16 house church groups linked to Pastor Krishna’s program. There are many regions in Nepal in which transportation is unknown and people are used to walking barefoot 3-10 days from one village to another. Living conditions in Nepal are also very difficult due to devastating poverty. There is gross pollution in Kathmandu and a lack of water and proper sanitation. There are power cuts each day, some lasting up to 10 hours, making daily life in the city very tedious. In the remote, poverty stricken areas of the Himalayas, the small house church groups are becoming vibrant centres meeting the social, physical and spiritual needs of hundreds of needy people. Pastor Krishna has an ardent desire to reach out to try to assist the most remote areas of Nepal, often only accessible by foot.
“Runwiththeword” has specifically assisted the “Feet” Ministries in the pioneering of a small Bible training school in Kathmandu. It has also supplied the ongoing annual running costs for this now 6-9 month long school. This school specially hosts impoverished Christians adults from remote areas of the Himalayas and provides them with a basic training which enables them to return to their villages to become “lighthouses for Jesus” in often very dark places.(Many experience harsh persecution and rejection in their villages and from their families when they accept Jesus.) Many of these people have had very little opportunity of any schooling. Also, included within the program are much needed teachings on gender equality, hygiene, and how to break free from the oppressive caste system (today, technically abolished but still observed throughout Nepal.) 9 schools containing 12-22 students have been run since 2010. The 9th School was held from January-September 2019. (The 6th School was postponed in 2015 because of the 2 tragic earthquakes that hit Nepal on 12th April and 25th May 2015. This school was held in spring of 2016. Please click on ‘News’ for further information concerning the 2015 earthquakes). The 10th School will run from January to September 2020.
Have a look at what we are up to
“…pray for us that the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified…” (2 Thessalonians 3:1)
2010-1st Mission Tools School- Kathmandu
2011- 2nd Mission Tools School- Kathmandu
2012- 3rd Mission Tools School- Kathmandu
2013- 4th Mission Tools School- Kathmandu
2014- 5th Mission Tools School- Kathmandu
2016- 6th Mission Tools School- Kathmandu
2017- Students of 7th Mission Tools School, pointing to the harvest field
2018- 8th Mission Tools School- Kathmandu, showing their visual tools.
2019- 9th Mission Tools School
The different coloured stickers on this map of Nepal, mark the various places from which each student has come. The 8 different colours of the stickers represent the different groups of students that have attended the schools since 2010. The small portion of map, attached to the middle-upper right–side, shows the country of Bhutan, and in the 2017 group, there were 3 students from Bhutan, who attended the Mission School in Nepal. The numbers 1 and 2 on this map, mark the places of the epicentres of the tragic 2015 earthquakes.