The team arrived safely in Nepal, early Sunday morning, near the first area of ministry. The first conference took place in Itahari, a town of south-eastern Nepal. Pastor Samuel Rai had indicated to us that our conference theme was on the Persecuted Church. In this area, however, a different pastor by the name of Barnabas was the host. He had chosen the theme of “The Doctrines of Grace and Security of Salvation”. The team adapted well and was able to combine both themes in a meaningful way. The Lord was with the speakers and the results were immediate.
“WHAT WILL BE KNOWN AS THE NEPALI REVIVAL”
By Dr. John Waldrip
This is my first Church worship service since I have returned from my fifth consecutive mission trip to Nepal, the small country that lies between China and India and is mostly famous for its most prominent feature, Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world. I will take the opportunity this morning to testify of God’s grace and greatness.
Are you like me when it comes to experiencing two parallel reality tracks that come together in your consciousness and you experience in an aha moment? That was the genesis of what will be my testimony to you this morning. Let me explain.
I have been in the Gospel ministry since 1975, when God called me, when my wife and I met and married, and when my serious preparation for my calling began. I had been a Christian for about eighteen months at the time and had been a member of a Baptist Church for about fifteen months. The Church where I was baptized and became a member was a Church in which the pastor scheduled revivals. You heard me correctly; he scheduled revivals.
If you are in a Church in which the pastor schedules revivals you can be assured that it is highly unlikely that you are in a Church that has ever seen revival and that the congregation is led by a fellow who has ever experienced a revival, observed a revival, or read much about revival. Though I have never experienced revival, I know several men who have experienced a revival as Church members or as pastors, I have read about revival from serious students of revival, and now I can tell you that I have observed a revival.