Abukhaireni of Tanahun District, Western Nepal – March 2017
Update from Sonam Kabo
BTMP continues, even in the most challenging time in the history of the Nepalese Church of Nepal !
It is a great joy and honor for Rita and me to be able to share about what God has been doing in and through us in Nepal with all of our fellow servants of the Lord Jesus Christ – the returning King.
Despite all political, religious challenges in Nepal and the natural calamities as well due a heavy monsoon season in this part of the world, nothing could stop us from providing BTMP training courses for local church pastors and leaders into different regions of Nepal. With the new bill of anti conversion laws in the new constitution of Nepal and eight young Christian people imprisoned because of sharing their faith in Christ, Nepal government now has made an announcement that every single Christian organization, institutions and even orphan children’s homes are not allowed to renew anymore their registrations because of the false allegations of conversion into Christianity. Nepalese Christians can do nothing except cry out onto the Lord in prayer.
In the midst of all of these hardships and trials, BTMP training continues for the local church pastors and leaders into the different regions of Nepal. God’s word indeed is alive! Also, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you very much for your continuous prayer support for us.
Sonam taught the BTMP curriculum to about 30 Christian leaders in Eastern Nepal, and Rita taught Technology and Your Family and Living with Your Emotions to the women’s leaders.
Rita Kabo is on the Board Meeting of Federation of National Christian, Nepal. Three major Christian national organizations (NCFN, NCS and FNCN) have decided to come together to voice to the government on behalf of Nepalese Christian Community of Nepal. Rita is Co-President of FNCN.
July 2016 – Sonam and Rita Kabo Travel to Navalparasi, Nepal
There are more than 75 house churches affiliated in Christian Society of Navalparasi region, and they had a 10th Annual Meeting held at Yoyense Baptist Church in Sunwal, Navalparasi on 22nd and 23rd of July. Sonam Kabo was invited to preach the word of God for their spiritual nourishment and to introduce BTMP training courses to them. More than 100 pastors and leaders participated in this annual meeting.
After Sonam presented the BMI Biblical Training and Mentoring Program, the president, Pastor Navraj Pandey, of Navalparasi Christian Society said that they desperately need such practical leadership training for their local church pastors and leaders in order to empower the body of Christ at large. Pastor Pandey on behalf of the Christian Society, requested Sonam begin teaching BTMP later this year and continue next year. Leaders from over 75 Churches will be participating in this training!
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Kathmandu, Nepal – September 2014
On the occasion of Teej celebration (Women’s celebration day in Nepal),Rita Kabo taught a full day to about 200 ladies on Living with Your Emotions in this women’s conference. At the end of the conference, all ladies celebrated with dancing and fellowship.
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Pastors, College Professors, Seminary Presidents from
Seven Countries Will Attend
BTMP – Biblical Training and Mentoring Program
Christian leaders – including pastors, seminary presidents and college professors – from seven countries will fly to Bangkok, Thailand, to attend training sessions and strategic planning with Jonathan Burnham for the BTMP, Biblical Training and Mentoring Program. This is a new package of training curriculum put together by Jonathan Burnham with the assistance of Vitaliy Sorokun to help Bible colleges, seminaries and churches train Christian leaders. This unique program will supply students with the training they need to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ to the regions in which they live. It will be first taught by the BMI representatives who will then train others, and so on, and so on. This will provide for the exponential growth of well-trained, biblically literate leaders and teachers in many different countries around the world. The BTMP materials include the 48 hours of practical BMI training plus the Encountering Christ curriculum and the new 7 Steps of Christian Living.
This program is already being utilized in different parts of the world at Bible colleges and seminaries as part of their accredited curriculum. These leaders will expand this and be trained to institute the BTMP into their part of the world.
This leadership summit will include our National Directors, Vitaliy Sorokun (Ukraine and Soviet States) , Sonam Kabo (Nepal and South Asia) and Joshua Nguyen (Vietnam and Southeast Asia). The additional leaders who will become BMI Representatives to their region of the world come from the following countries: Rwanda, Vietnam, Cambodia, India, and Belarus. (Some pictured below.)