SERVING IN: Asia
Sudip was born into an Orthodox Hindu family in 1975. He became a Christian in 1986. He dedicated his life to full-time service of the Lord in 1989. In 2001, he traveled to Pensacola, Florida to attend the Brownsville Revival School of Ministry. BRSM transformed his life. He and Anne Lise (from Norway) met at BRSM and were married in 2005. Currently, they provide oversight for more than 30 churches. They also run an orphanage home for street children and other orphans. Sudip and Anne Lise train and equip leaders and are involved in social projects to provide safe drinking water and education to the people of Nepal.
Coronavirus numbers continue to go up in Nepal. The good thing is, the government has loosened the national lockdown. The lockdown has been placed on specific areas and provinces. Public transportation is still closed. Gatherings are allowed 20/25 people at a time. The food prices are going higher and higher.
During these times, our kids have done great in every aspect. They have been attending school online and this has given
a structure between weekdays and weekends. Schools in Norway have started opening little by little, with strict routines for hygiene and distancing. We have been having Sunday services in our home for weeks, but now we are finally able
to worship with our church family again.
Nepal is going through the complete lockdown as like many other countries. It was done without any warning and people did not get a chance to store up food. There have been several cases of corona and some people have died. I am praying that it will not last long. Schools are closed and Nepal is not at all prepared for an epidemic.
Can you believe we are already at the end of February 2020! I have a thankful heart to God for last year. Each month
was filled with challenges and opportunities. The circumstances we lived under really pushed us to trust God more
because we believe that the victory belongs to the Lord.
In the beginning of November we had our annual pastors and leadership conference in Kathmandu. It is always so good to meet together and get refreshed.
We are hoping to get the neighboring property for $5000, where the boy’s home and kitchen can be built. We are very excited to see Asish Children’s Home be established and for these children to have a good and safe place to grow up.
In our last newsletter, we talked about children’s home steps. Thank you so much to those of you who have given towards this project. The foundation is now completed and paid for and we believe for the finances to complete the steps.
We are planning to start the construction of new emergency steps for the multi functional building at the children’s home in a few weeks. Please pray that the funds will come so we can complete on time. This is a major need for the children!
After I came from Nawalparashi I have spent most of my time building our downtown church, Mephy, in Kathmandu and the children home church in Phutung. In Mephy we have new people visiting every week and people are getting saved.
As wonderful things are happening, there is also a great need for prayer. This year brings its own challenges as the government is tightening its grip on Christians.
Jonathan, our former Bible College student and present pastor in his local church, came and spoke with me in February. He told me how blessed he had been in his spiritual journey through the teaching at the Bible College.
USA is our support base. We realize that the foundation has to be strong if we want the house to stay strong and endure. That means we are building a strong support base, building a team around us who can help and stand with us in different seasons.