Introducing the Aryal Family

Jun 2, 2023 | News

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A new initiative for NZCMS in 2023 is supporting Co-Mission Partners. NZCMS is partnering with AsiaCMS to ‘co-send’ missionaries from Asia to Asia. These missionaries work in strategic mission roles in their own or near culture contexts. We pray that this partnership bears fruit and opens our eyes and hearts to what God is doing in the world.

Kumar and Kathryn Aryal are the first Co-Mission Partners NZCMS is supporting. Kumar Aryal was born and raised in a devout Hindu family in Nepal. Kathryn grew up in the Philippines in a practising Catholic home. Both of them had unique experiences of coming to faith and committing their lives to mission. Their children are Kevin, Kyle and Kurt.

Kumar’s early ministry was with the Nepali migrant community in Malaysia and then he went on to continue his theological studies in the Philippines. He and Kathryn met at the International Graduate School of Leadership (IGSL) in the Philippines and eventually got married. They both taught at IGSL for many years in different capacities.

They had a burden to serve in Nepal. In 2021, they moved to Nepal as a family to begin a pioneering ministry of training leaders and reaching the poor and unreached groups with the Gospel.

They expressed interest in the AsiaCMS Co-Mission Partner program when they arrived in Nepal. After a year of review and ensuring that their ministry aligned with AsiaCMS focus, they were selected as Co-Mission Partners.

Prayer Requests from the Aryals: 

  • We’ve just completed two years of serving the Lord in Nepal and making Jesus known. Praise God for His faithfulness and provision in our lives and ministry. Pray that God will continue to give us wisdom and guidance as we work to network and collaborate with the Bible Schools and key organisations in Nepal.
  • We are visiting the Philippines during June and July during the kid’s school summer break. Please pray we can process our youngest’s (Kurt’s) visa quickly in the Philippines, do medical tests and have a blessed time with loved ones.
  • Kyle is enjoying school and showing confidence in performing action songs on stage and volunteering for activities. We praise God for keeping him healthy after he needed to go to the hospital and was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) after a bad fall. Praise God for His mighty hand of protection and help in the recovery. Pray for Kyle’s continued recovery and that his joy and confidence will continue to grow.
  • We are working to create a community outreach for widows, single mothers, orphans and the disabled. Pray for God’s wisdom and guidance so that we will know the right people to work with and the right opportunities to invest in.

Read more about the Co-Mission Partner Initiative here.

  1. Anne Gover

    May God bless your ministry in Nepal

  2. Beryl

    A great idea.

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