Monday, April 18, 2011

Photos of Bhutanese - Nepali Church Learning, Discussing, & Praying About Global Challenges

Yesterday, the members of TriEak Parmeshwar Mandali -- a Nepali-speaking Bhutanese church in the Chicago area -- spent time learning, talking, and praying about three great global challenges.  Human trafficking, HIV/AIDS, and unreached people groups were the topics of focus for this young church made up entirely of refugees.  The primary question before them was this: "What would God have us do?"

The discussion was tremendously fruitful and I look forward to seeing what develops from here.  Some of the ideas that came forward including planning dedicated times of prayer and fasting, getting more education about these issues as a group, hosting fundraising and awareness events, and sending mission teams and even full-time missionaries from our church.  Little attention was paid to the fact that the ones having the conversation were mere refugees and thus typically considered unable to even attempt such things.  The belief was firm that with God's help, we could accomplish anything.

Now, I want to simply share some of the photos from our time.  These are some of the coolest photos:

Ganesh leading a conversation about Human Trafficking


Dikura explaining the concept of Unreached People Groups to members of UPGs

"Round-Robin" Style Conversations on Global Issues

Krishna explaining how HIV/AIDS & poverty are connected

UPGs praying for UPGs
  
Our Commitment: To Do Something Before Oct. 31, 2011



1 comment:

  1. Nice! Thanks for sharing. I'm very touched by this. So neat to see God stirring the hearts of our Nepali friends this way. Wow! I'm interested to see what we learn from them as their action steps become reality.

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