This past Sunday, Ray Murphy from Central India Christian Mission (CICM) braved the snow to come and tell our church about the work of CICM and to update us on what CICM is now doing in Nepal (the country where our church is looking to making a global impact with the gospel). It was the first missions speaker our church has had in awhile, and I wasn’t sure how our folks would react.
They were totally inspired and wanting to take action. It was awesome.
By the end of 2009, we hope to support a church planter who will go into Nepal to make disciples. As of right now, we could not go into Nepal ourselves. The best we can do is pray for Nepal’s political situation and for those already working there and preparing to work there, and support them financially.
Ray gave us a couple of DVD’s about CICM and it’s founder, Ajai Lall. One of the DVD’s was a short documentary that came out last year called “Binding Faith.” It documents an occasion where Ajai went to preach in an area that had never heard the gospel. The local police said he could only do so if he signed a legal document that said the police had the right to shoot him on sight if he said anything that induced a riot (a large group of Hindu extremists were present). Ajai signed the document and preached. Not only did he live, but a new church was planted (that church has since planted another church). Even though it’s only around sixteen minutes long, “Binding Faith” is certainly worth seeing.
You can find out more about this award winning film at www.bindingfaiththemovie.com.