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I grew up in a mountainous,
rocky, and remote area of Nepal near Mt. Everest. I was born
and brought up in a Hindu family in the midst of severe
poverty. When I was very young, my parents, frustrated with
our living conditions and with a desire to live a better
life, migrated to an area of the plains near the Northern
border of India. They felt, in this region, they could
cultivate good crops for food and make a better living.
My family moved to the plains area
thinking and hoping life would improve. But sadly, it did
not happen as they thought. Instead, my mother died after
two years of demonic attacks on her mind and body. There were no
hospitals, no churches, and many practiced witchcraft and
believed all kinds of superstitions.
Then life became worse! I was so sad
as a five year old boy - without my mother, and having no
love hope or joy. One day someone from the community saw our
pathetic conditions and recommended us to an orphanage home.
At the orphanage, I had a chance to
eat regularly and go to school! But because of sadness and a
broken hurting heart I couldn’t study well.
One day my brother got sick and I had no way to help him. As
his elder brother, I felt so helpless sitting beside my
brother. I regretted my life. A Christian came along and
told me about Jesus and asked my permission to pray over my
brother. He prayed and went away. After a while, my brother
was healed! That gave me hope in Jesus.
At that time there was no church and
only a handfull of believers used to gather for prayer
secretly because terrible persecution was going on all over
the country. One day I was invited to a children’s
They taught us choruses and told us
Jesus’ story and they asked me to memorize John 3:16. That
verse changed my life. I was deeply longing for the love of
my mother after her death. Through God’s Word, I learned
about the true love of God which never ends.
A few weeks later I believed in and
received Jesus as my Savior and the Lord of my Life. I found
myself new inside! I could feel joy and hope within me.
I was so excited and encouraged that
I began to study hard in school, and even won the “First
Position” in my entire class. That increased my faith. In
1993 I was water baptized. Water baptism is a very big step
for a Christian in many Hindu countries. It is a real
declaration that you now only worship and serve Jesus
At that time, the Lord gave me a
burning desire to serve Him. As I was praying, God opened
doors for me to attend a short term training program in
Nepal. That training motivated me to participate in God’s
In 1994, I was struggling. My
ministry seemed fruitless. People began to criticize me and
say that I had no real call from God and that I was a
“nobody” in the ministry. Some people suggested that I
should find another job and move away. I was so discouraged
and thinking of quitting the ministry.
I decided to “sit with the Lord” - to
seek His face and to fast and pray. As I was praying to God,
in the middle of the night, I received a true call of God for
the first time in my life. I started a prayer meeting at my
apartment. Soon it became a church! I pastored this church
for three years. During that time, it grew to 80
members! I appointed another leader in my place because I
was planning to attend Bible College in India. My plans
fell apart for lack of funds.
Once again I became sad because I had turned the church over
to another leader and now I could not go to Bible
College. My wife and I both were so disappointed.
But, we began to seek the Lord again,
and He showed us another place where we could start a new
church. In 1997, we started a church with four people and God
increased this church greatly. Today there are more than
250 people in the main church and we have started other
branches as well. We started SARA (Savior Alone Reaches
Asia) Children’s Home and a Missions Training Center for
pastors and leaders.
How I praise God for making me - a
nobody - into a somebody. My commitment to ministry is
making disciples and planting churches. God has given me so
many blessings and opportunities. He has given me a
wonderful wife and children, a place for ministry and ministry partners
such as Kingdom Expansion Resources. He also helped me to
obtain a Bachelors degree in Theology, and a Bachelor of
Arts degree. In addition, I have completed several
international level training courses such the Haggai
Institute in Singapore and the Keystone Project in the USA.
I thank God and those people that are
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