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  • Men march to the beat of their own drum By Caroline Anderson KATHMANDU, Nepal–One, one, one, two, two, one. Nepalese across the nation recognize the beat. It’s part of the fabric and soul of Nepal and captures the rhythm of the Limbu people group. Limbu believers proudly explain that this rhythm from their tall, cylindrical drum echoes and carries across the Himalayas. Their drum is called a Ke ...
  • Blind songwriter sings of God’s vision By Caroline Anderson* KATHMANDU, Nepal–Sheshlal Rajbansi and two fellow Rajbansi** believers write songs in a room of canopied beds guarded by mosquito nets. The men sit cross-legged as the warm morning light seeps through the sheer green curtain. A picture of the Annapurna range in the Himalayas hangs on the wall. Sheshlal works through a tune, fiddling ...
  • Dancing, singing used in Santali worship By Caroline Anderson KATHMANDU, NEPAL–If there is one thing the Santali people love, it’s music. It’s not uncommon for Santali Christians to spend two hours singing and dancing in church. Until a recent contextualized music workshop, there were no songs in the Santali language. Before, believers used songs that were either in Nepali or translated from English to ...
  • Workshop helps believers preserve culture, language By Caroline Anderson KATHMANDU, Nepal— Cultures and languages of Nepal’s 120 people groups are vanishing into the Himalayas with the morning mist. This past fall, national believers and International Mission Board ethnomusicologist Ethan Leyton* helped coordinate a contextualized music workshop in eastern Nepal to help followers of Jesus Christ realize the importance of keeping culture and language ...
  • All in the Name of Jesus Why the Gospel Still Works This article appeared in the February, 2014, issue of Missions Mosaic. Used with permission. By Jean M. McLean Of the 80 pastors assembled, more than 60 had been severely beaten and jailed for preaching the gospel. Still, the men worshipped—praying, singing, and weeping to Jesus. The pastors’ conferences Donald McKinney* leads in this Hindu-dominated ...
  • Rhine visits a friend during Holi By Zach Rhine* Editor’s note: Zach Rhine* is a 17-year-old TCK (third-culture kid) who serves with his family in South Asia. In fulfillment of a writing assignment during a recent conference for Christian workers, Rhine wrote a personal essay about his experience of visiting a friend in South Asia during the Holi festival season. Spring break, I ...
  • Holi Ayee Re! (The Festival of Colors Has Come!) By Hope Livingston* “ho holi aayi holi aayi, dekho aayi holi re hey, here comes holi, look here comes holi milo khelo rang hai c’mon! let’s join in and play, it’s the festival of colours”  The lyrics of this song, “Holi Ayee Re,” describe the Hindu festival of Holi, which is growing in popularity throughout Europe and North America. Each year, ...
  • Trentons join the Gospel work with Indian businesses By Hope Livingston* INDIA — Robert Trenton*, leader of an international company, resigned his job. Robert and his wife Stephanie* rented out their home, stepped down from responsibilities at their church and arrived in India last year. The Trentons committed to stay in India for 17 months with a plan to reevaluate at the end of that ...
  • FIRST PERSON: Richard Hayes* shares his heart for missions. “Once I caught the bug, it was hard to stay home!” Member of First Baptist Church of Orlando, Fla., Richard Hayes* works in real estate and owns rental properties, which gives him flexibility with his time. He recently joined 44 other members from First Baptist Church of Orlando, Fla., who hosted a retreat for Christian workers in South Asia providing quality childcare, heartfelt worship and sound ...
  • 200,000 Hindi Bibles donated for Asia Posted on Feb 18, 2014 | by Aaron Earls http://www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?id=42030 NASHVILLE (BP) — LifeWay Christian Stores set a goal last fall of donating 100,000 Hindi language Bibles across South Asia, but customers gave enough for twice that many. “LifeWay has proven once again it is an organization with a heart for the world,” Tom Eliff, president of the ...
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