Northern India, Bhutan and Nepal

by alan.young on October 18, 2011

Will you Go with us in Prayer as we go to Northern India, Bhutan and Nepal?

The Kingdom of Bhutan has 2.7 million people in it and only .0007% of them have received the gospel of Jesus Christ. Nepal is the only Hindu Kingdom. Christianity is banned in that country. West Bengal, India is a very large state of 81 million people and is only .03% Christian. This is in the heart of the 10/40 window and is the target of Agape International’s most current mandate from the Lord. Because of the sensitivity of what we are doing and where, we are not giving our exact location or the exact times that we are going there but in the next month we will be doing God’s work there.

Our strategy is simple. We are planting Bible Schools and Churches throughout that region. We will be reaching over 500 pastors and leaders in a convention in India. Even now preparations are being made for this huge event. Pastors and their leaders will come from all three nations to be energized, filled with the Spirit and given tools to reach their communities for Christ.

Following this convention, we will drive into Nepal where we will work with the Nepali refugee’s who are living in miserable condition. There are about 100,000 who fled from Bhutan to get away from the harsh requirements of the King of Bhutan. We will be preaching the gospel in this place. We will then head very far north to the border of China and India to teach pastors and leaders and equip them and encourage them to continue to fight the good fight of faith.

After this we will head to a border town of Bhutan, on the Indian side where we will be planting our Agape School of Ministry at a facility there. Students will eat, sleep and live there 24 hours a day to be taught the Word of God. They will be taught 8 hours a day, 5 days a week for three months. When we are finished with the Bible School location, we will drive into Bhutan itself. Bhutan is a very closed nation and needs much prayer. There is strong demonic influence there and the Tibetan Buddhism religion is very dominant. It controls the whole nation. We will meet in secret locations to train leaders and encourage Christians from house to house.

We know and understand the Power of Prayer and Intercession so we are asking you to pray for us as we enter these nations to preach the everlasting gospel and plant Bible Schools.

Hundreds of new Church’s will be birthed in communities that have no Gospel witness at all as our fired up students go forth and share the Love and Power of the Gospel!

Thank you Jesus and thank you for joining us in prayer as we Go In Faith!

I will be giving updates, testimonies and praise reports on our Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/goinfaith

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faith October 18, 2011 at 9:27 pm

We will be part in prayer. God bless the team in continuing to reach the 10/40 window! God will be with you in every single step you take! Glory to Him

C.S.Lewis October 20, 2011 at 5:13 pm

Did you know Bhutan is one of the happiest places on this earth??
Why would you want to change that with your ideology. You think there is a demonic presence in Bhutan because of there religion, Buddhism. Which is the most peaceful religion and alot older and wiser than Christianity.
You are what you preach, if you believe in the devil, perhaps you know him well. Perhaps he dwells inside of you.
Have you heard of PEACE. This is the word if God. Let them be in peace.
While America continues to rape the earth, kill each other and ge ignorant fools.
God help YOU.

alan.young October 20, 2011 at 9:16 pm

Thanks for your post. I am not sure if you have been to any of these Hindu or Buddhist countries in the 10/40 window. I first went to India in March of 1983 and lived in the Indian Sub-Continent and Asia for quite some time. The people there are a very loving and peaceful in many ways but the devastation is unparalleled in the world. In India, Bhutan, Nepal and many other neighboring countries, the people live in extreme poverty, they are destitute, the women are denied their rights, children are abused by the masses and child sex slavery is overrunning this region. So much for the idea of a “wiser” religion. You also said that it is an older religion. We would say that our religion didn’t start with Christ but it started from the first person that was placed by our creator on the earth. We have a Jewish religious culture as our foundation. I don’t like the word, Religion anyway. Religion focuses on a list of do’s and don’ts but we focus on relationship. We have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Back to your original argument, Bhutan is not OK in it’s current state. The major religion is not your typical Buddhism. It is Tibetan Buddhism which is very overbearing to the people of the country. For instance, a Christian in that country is not allowed to openly be Christian. They are risking their lives and their freedom to be public with their religion. Again, I will ask you, IS THIS A PEACEFUL RELIGION? Christians in that country, bury their dead rather than cremate. But if a Tibetan Buddhist finds the grave of a Christian they will desecrate the grave by digging up the bones or body of the Christian and laying it on the ground and then doing dances and pouring blood all over the grave.The King of Bhutan, who is a Tibetan Buddhist persecuted the people of the south for not adhering to his religious customs. He forced the whole country to dress a certain way and to follow the religious practices. Those who didn’t were beaten and killed. 100,000 people fled to neighboring Nepal, who would not nationalize them. So the refugees, have been starving to death and dying of diseases by the thousands. They cannot go back to Bhutan and they cannot stay in Nepal or be nationalized so they are just dying off. One more time, I will ask you, IS THIS A PEACEFUL PLACE? Are they really OK as they are. I don’t think so and we are going to take the life transforming gospel of Jesus there to teach them that it is not about a bunch of rules and regulations and dress codes but rather about a relationship with a Heavenly Father.
In regards to your mention of the devil, you don’t have to be a genius to see that there is evil in the world. We have literally cast demons out of people that were in total torment. Some would harm themselves, or manifest in many horrifying ways to hurt other people or themselves. But in the Name of Jesus they were set free and went on to live normal lives.

Bridget Atmaja October 21, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Let us remember here that we are not our country, as followers of Jesus we want to be like Him. So, in reply to C.S. Lewis (by the way have you read any of the famous British Author’s books, they are great!) I want to say that we do not have to compare true faith to a country(which is a political institution). Being a follower of Jesus means you love Him, life and people, and you are ready to give your life to Him so others can have that life and peace. If you had the cure for cancer, yet kept it to yourself and never shared it, the whole world would believe that you are hateful, and you could be convicted in a court of law. We believe that Jesus can free us from the cancer of eternal death, and we are compelled to lovingly share this message with everyone. Let us not misunderstand why Alan is going to Bhutan. His motive is out of love for the wonderful people there, so they have a chance to hear the good news of eternal life and be set free, to have a relationship with their creator. To bring the gift of love and life is a wonderful mission!

Chris Harrison October 21, 2011 at 10:06 am

This is awesome! You are exactly right Alan. When light comes in, darkness leaves. The only hope for these countries is Jesus!

Pastor Naresh Paul October 21, 2011 at 10:04 pm

amen

Joyce October 21, 2011 at 11:21 am

We will keep you and the team in prayer! We pray for an awesome move of God in the lives of many people in these nations. We know God loves them, is compassionate towards them and made a way for them to have abundant, eternal life through Christ! It is only the peace of God that will make a difference in the lives of people. I agree with you Alan – it is not about religion, rules and codes. It is about a real and personal relationship with our creator, Jesus Christ. Go in the strength and power of God! Love & prayers, Joyce

Pastor Naresh Paul October 21, 2011 at 10:01 pm

Dear Brother and sister , Greetings to u in the name of Jesus Christ. what a Great privilege to Serve Jesus Christ. I pray That God be with you and Guide you as you go for your Mission Trip to India,Bhutan and nepal. May The Spirit of god direct your path. your are going to be a blessing for the nations. Going to give light who are living in Darkness. God is with u .

Many Blessing to u and ur Ministry.
Brother In Christ
Paul

Wanda October 25, 2011 at 1:42 pm

I will pray with you and for the precious people your team will reach with the gospel. May God’s anointing and protection be strong upon you all. I know God is pleased with your desire and efforts to reach the lost for which Jesus died.

Gordon November 2, 2011 at 8:46 pm

To C.S.Lewis of Oct. 20 post:
You, sir, are an imposter. I know the true spirit of the famous C.S.Lewis, and you are not now, but there is hope through the promises of God for you to know that Spirit and be changed in your world-view. The most important promise is that if you receive the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour, you shall be born again and be saved. Please do that ASAP in a Bible believing Church.

Partiman Pokhrel January 18, 2012 at 1:48 am

Dear Sir
Greetings from Thimphu; BHUTAN. am in His ministries since 1983 and at present I am leading the independent churches in BHUTAN, as well as running a BIBLE SCHOOL in BHUTAN, these days we are facing many problems, Please pray for us.
with love and high regards
Partiman Pokhrel
G.S for
Bhutan Church Council

alan.young January 18, 2012 at 9:39 am

Dear Pastor Partiman,
Thank you so much for sharing. Know that we are praying for you, your family and for your ministry. You are not alone, we are standing with you. Please send me a email with your specific prayer request so I can get others praying with and for you and the work that the Lord has called you to do.
Your brother in Christ,
Alan

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