This past July, Create International travelled to Nepal, revisiting the area that we filmed an evangelistic film and Video People Profile for a smaller unreached people called the Limbu. It was wonderful to return after two years: recognizing landmarks, seeing familiar faces and catching up with old friends.
The Limbu are a poor group of mostly rural Hindus, concentrated in the hills of eastern Nepal. Despite the brokenness amongst their communities that has been caused by drinking and anger, they are a beautiful people whom we experienced as friendly, hospitable, and full of joy.
The Create International team worked alongside an outreach team from a media-focused Discipleship Training School from YWAM Perth, and spent two weeks doing Bible distribution, prayer ministry, open-air evangelism and film screenings. It was a powerful time in which many people heard the gospel, several people were healed, and over 2500 Bibles were distributed. There was a great hunger for God’s word amongst the Limbu and their neighboring peoples, and lots of excitement as people were touched by the power of God for healing and salvation.
One man that we met was having difficulty with his vision. As our team prayed for him, he began to be able to see more and more clearly. When we shared a Bible with him, he declared that if Jesus would heal him, he would believe everything that was written in the Bible. After an extended time of prayer, he was able to see well enough to read the scriptures, and gladly testified to the people around him about the way that Jesus had touched him. We were privileged that day to pray with this man as he gave his life to Jesus.
One of the other highlights for us was of course being able to share the film that we had produced. We were able to show the movie in a number of villages, which in some cases meant sharing the gospel in that area for the first time. It was exciting to see people’s interest captured by the story they were seeing on the screen, interrupting whatever other activities they could have been doing to watch the gospel unfold before them in a compelling dramatic form.
We spoke to one young man after we showed the movie in the very village that we had filmed it in. He said that he identified with the main character in the movie, wanting to be like him not only in the struggles and challenges he faced, but also in the way his life was changed by the gospel.
It was a blessing to us to be able to see the fruit of our work. It was also an encouragement to keep pressing on to produce more resources and to communicate God’s love more effectively with the unreached.