18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20)
Our objective is to see indigenous churches planted among unreached. In this scripture we see that Jesus is giving some specific strategy to believers in fulfilling the great commission. He says, go and make disciples of all nations.
Nations is translated from the Greek as ethne: where we get the word ethnic.
The target is all nations, or we could say people groups. Nations is significant to the ethnic people groups that are in the world today. He is not talking about nations that have a geo-political boundary but the 16,000 people groups that are in the world today. Out of these people groups over 7 thousand are what we consider to be UPGs (Unreached People Groups) these are specific people groups who to not have a viable church in their midst to evangelize their own people. Also, it is noted that among these people groups, less than 2% are Christians. These UPGs represent over 3 billion of the 7+ billion people in our world today.
Jesus says that these ethne need to be discipled. Our vision is to see churches planted among these Unreached Peoples in Nepal and wherever God would direct us to network. Not everyone in these people groups will be able to uproot and move to another city or country to go to a Bible School. We believe in the vision and purpose of Bible Schools, but we also believe that for these People Groups to be discipled they must have churches planted in their midst.
God chose the church to be the primary instrument of discipleship. Adults, Seniors, young adults, youth, children and families must have the opportunity to be discipled. And they can be discipled through churches with effective models of training that can be multiplied.
Thank you for partnering and networking with the church in Nepal and the various countries we will be ministering in throughout the 10/40 window. Your prays, support and activity is making a difference ithe harvest among the unreached.
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