Nepal

For over 25 years, Emmanuel Baptist Church has been linked with a church group in Nepal called Emmanuel Ministries. 

How it started

It all began in the 1990’s when one of our church members, Jeanne Fraser, visited Nepal and met up with Gopal Regmi, one of the leaders of a local Nepali church.  Jeanne discovered that many of the children connected with the church could not afford to access decent education so on her return to Falmouth she set up a child sponsorship scheme to help the poorer children in the church.

What we’ve been doing

Following Jeanne’s death in 1995, Gordon and Doreen Fraser took over the scheme.  Hundreds of children have been helped to attend school and sometimes college which has greatly improved their life choices.  The scheme has also helped pastors and bible school students, it has provided emergency aid in the aftermath of the 2015 Earthquake and more recently when church members were suffering food shortages due to the COVID pandemic.  We have been so encouraged by the Nepali church’s vision and commitment to making disciples as they share the Good News and it has been exciting to be a part of that by helping them to fund church building in the more remote areas of the country.  Two so far and another is reaching completion.  A big thank you to all of those who have been able to contribute in some way.

Getting Involved

If you would like to be part of the sponsorship scheme or to learn more about the work in Nepal, please do get in contact. Every little helps and it is amazing what the equivalent of the cost of two coffees a week can do in a poor country like Nepal.

‘Mission’ is not just about going out for years to some foreign country, it is also about being a help and support to those who are actively working there.  It is about seeing what we can do to help by showing the Love of Jesus as we meet practical as well as spiritual needs even if we can’t visit ourselves.  As we start to explore Mission as a church we will begin to see that it starts where we are and that everyone has a part to play if we really take Jesus’ words in Acts seriously. Once we take the step of faith which may be very small for some of us, He has promised:

‘But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem/Falmouth, and in all Judea/Cornwall, and Samaria/UK, and to the ends of the earth.’ Acts 1v8

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