Nepal - Church Planter
Ghan S. serves as a leader of a group of pastors with whom HeartCry partners in Nepal. He also pastors his own local congregation. Ghan is married and has two sons and two daughters.
Until fourteen years ago, I was a Hindu. After finishing my tenth standard exam in school, I began to become involved in politics. I was very much interested in this field and became a key leader of the Nepal Communist Party at the district level. After being involved in politics within the Communist Party, I came to believe that there was no God; but in my heart and mind, I would ask myself, “Who made the universe? How do these planets rotate on time? Who created me? Why do I exist in this world? Why do we die?” I could not get answers to these questions. I had no peace in my heart, even though outwardly I looked joyful.
Our whole family was under the bondage of Satan. Every year, one of my family members would die. My grandfather, my grandmother, my younger sister, my mother, my two sons, and my daughter all died within one year of each other. Later on, my wife faced a problem with headaches and back pain. She became very weak, and at that time, I was also sick and feeble, due to tuberculosis. My weight was normally 65 kg, but I had dropped to 48 kg. I thought that life would be very short, and I would no longer live. I had already known something about Christ, but I used to think that Christianity was a foreign religion. I did not show any concern toward those who told me about Christ. I was not interested. I had never even thought to follow the true, living God, and I had no desire to do so.
While I was sick, a pastor came to my house and told me about Christ. He said, “In His hand, there is life and death. If you believe in Him, He will uphold your life.” Then he prayed for me. Because of this event, I began to think, “So far in my family, most of the members have died, and we are going through pain all the days, months, and years. We will see whether there is power in the Christian God or not.”
I started attending a church. God changed my heart, and I felt joy in my heart, which I had never experienced before. In Matthew 9:13, Jesus said, “I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” This word encouraged me much. In my understanding from Hinduism, I believed that sinners would be destroyed, and the righteous would be saved. But in Christianity, I found just the opposite. I discovered that Christ came to save the sinners! How marvelous the love of God is through His Son Jesus Christ! When I began, I was thinking only about physical healing in Christ, but I came to know that He is our spiritual healer. In Him, our sins are forgiven, and we have everlasting life!
Over time, God enabled me to grow in grace, and I realized that He was calling me for His work. I left my political leadership and became involved in ministry. God called me to shepherd a flock in a local church, but I faced many challenges financially. In the midst of the difficulties, God allowed me to stand firm in the faith and the work of the kingdom. I was strong because I was confident that I had received a marvelous gift from God, which was a great joy for me.
I continued my ministry, and by God’s plan, I had the privilege of joining with HeartCry. I thank God and HeartCry for the support for my family and ministry. It is a great help for me in the work of God’s kingdom.
I am currently doing pastoral ministry in a local church called Emmanuel Church. Please pray for my ministry there, that I might serve God’s people faithfully. Pray for the church members where I am serving, and also pray for my family.