Listen as Joel and Sue Garrison share about what Vision Nationals is doing in Nepal.
Planting Churches | Training Nationals
Vision Nationals began work in Nepal in 2003 and began training pastors to plant churches specifically in 2008. Our church planters are trained through our six-month Bible school program and some of the men continue their studies at the Master’s College of Theology, our Vision Nationals seminary in India. As of 2012, there are over 50 churches affiliated with Vision Nationals scattered across Nepal and northern India.
Restoring Joy | Widow and Single-Mothers Livelihood Project
Vision Nationals Nepal supports and trains women who have been widowed or abandoned. We average about 10 women at any one time. A bakery was started to give the women meaningful work and training in baking and business skills. Presently the women live and bake in the girl’s orphanage and there are two stores where we sell our baked goods.
The name of the bakery is Kumi Ori, which means Arise, Shine in Hebrew and comes from Isaiah 60:1 – “Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.”
Transforming Lives | Mercy Mission Home
Mercy Mission Home, our children’s home in Nepal, began in 2008 with 7 children. Today there are 25 girls and 27 boys in separate facilities. The children range in age from 4 – 14. These children will stay with us as long as they want to continue going to school. We hope that many will earn college degrees. The children are typically referred to us by our Vision Nationals pastors around the country.
Pastor Samuel, a Kathmandu national, oversees our ministries in Nepal alongside Joel and Sue Garrison. Joel and Sue and their two sons, Isaac and Elliot, joined Vision Nationals in 2008 and bring with them a passion for ministry and extensive experience working with national leaders.
For more information on our ministries in Nepal contact Joel Garrison at firstname.lastname@example.org