Help Us Buy 159 Warm, Wool Blankets for Tenchet Village, Nepal
Tenchet Village of Dhading District was completely destroyed by the earthquakes of April 27th and May 12th this year. The second earthquake triggered a landslide that completely wiped out the village. The earthquakes destroyed the church, 53 homes, the school, the medical outpost as well as the centuries old terraced farms.
Tenchet Village was one of the first Christian villages in the Ganesh Himal Range of the Himalaya Mountains. This is a remote village that overlooks the Ankhu Khola River Valley. There are no roads to this village, and is accessible only by foot trails. It is in keeping with the traditional mountain villages of the region.
Renaissance Outreach Ministries is teaming up with HIMS-Nepal, a local Christian NGO (non-government organization) to raise funds to purchase 159 blankets for the residents who are now beginning the work of reconstruction. The people are living in a tent city as they rebuild their church, houses, school, farms and medical outpost. They desperately need warm blankets before the winter snows begin to set in. Cold weather is already starting to come at night and by December, winter snows will be upon the Himalayas.
Warm, thick wool blankets are being purchased in Kathmandu by HIMS-Nepal (a government registered NGO) and cost $37 each. Donations can be sent to Renaissance Outreach Ministries at
Renaissance Outreach Ministries
PO Box 121, Greentown, IN 46936
Here are some of our upcoming projects: Blessed Bible School
We have been teaching and supporting Rev. Mahdev Poudal at Blessed Bible School in Chobar, Nepal. This Bible School trains rural pastors outside of Kathmandu. This school can feed, house and train 15 pastors in training a year for a cost of $800 a month. Renaissance is seeking one or two ministry partners to contribute $115 a month toward the operation of the school. Rev. Jan L. Beaderstadt teaches church history, Pastoral Care and Counseling along with Christian Leadership at this School.
Sponsorship of 1 day a week at $115 a month.
Mugu & Jumla Mission Trip
Renaissance Outreach Ministries has been invited to the far west of Nepal to teach in the far west of Nepal. This is a remote area in the Himalayas that is accessible only by foot or by small plane. This trip will be teaching pastors in Mugu and Jumla Districts. This trip requires a translator, a guide and porter as there will be a several day trek between Mugu and Jumla. Cost of this trip is estimated at $1500, which will include all expenses (including airfare in and out).
Far West Nepal Teaching Trip – $1500
Pastoral Care Training
The earthquakes of 2015 have driven home the need for pastors to be trained in Pastoral Care and Counseling. This is something no one is doing in Nepal, and there is a tremendous need to incorporate this into ministry in order to make effective disciples for Christ. We are proposing 10 one day seminars at a cost of $300 each. The price includes food for participants (up to 50 people), plus transportation for presenter, handouts and interpreter. If we can get 10 sponsors at $300 each, we can completely fund one year’s worth of seminars in rural Nepal.
Pastoral Care Seminar – $300
A trip to Bangladesh and India is in the works to provide training to rural pastors there. We are continuing to work with rural pastors in those counties. The trip is proposed from mid-December, 2015 to mid-January, 2016 and will cost $1000. The cost is primarily for transportation plus helping to feed pastors at the conferences.