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.
The Aryals invite us to pray for them, their ministry, and their communities.
Praise God for leading our organization to finally be officially registered with the Nepal government. Please pray this will open more doors for us to collaborate with local government units as we pursue community development initiatives that will help bridge the gospel and allow us to minister to the people. May the Lord continually direct our every step for His Kingdom purposes in Nepal!
Praise God for the continuing four Ph.D. students who are being encouraged and coached for their dissertation topics as they need to finish writing their proposals so they can soon pursue their 3rd modular course. Please pray for good time management for them to balance their family and ministry involvement so they can finish their Ph.D. program well and be mightily used by the Lord for greater impact among believers and the Nepali society!
We’re targeting to plant 50 churches within two years from Jan 2024 to Dec 2025. It’s a big faith goal as we trust our big God to provide all resources needed especially in supporting the pastors we would be working with and guiding them through these church planting movements.