From Baltimore to Nepal


reaching the immigrants next door

The Sovereign Lord has moved the world into [Christians’] neighbourhoods so that [the least reached] peoples may become his followers. – J. D. Payne (Pastor for church multiplication with The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Alabama)

Key Bible Verse: After this I saw a vast crowd, too great to count, from every nation and tribe and people and language, standing in front of the throne and before the Lamb. (Revelation 7:9)

Dig Deeper: Revelation 7:9-17

Samuel and Young Cho are a middle-aged Korean couple living in Lutherville, Maryland. Korean is their first language and English is their second. A few years ago, the Lord used this couple to begin Nepal Church of Baltimore, after they met a Nepalese waitress and her family. Recently, the Chos also planted a Bhutani church in Baltimore.

The Nepalese, whether from Nepal or Bhutan, are considered among the world’s least reached people groups … and they live in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. In 2008 the Chos took a short-term mission trip to Nepal and visited the families of the church members living in Baltimore. In Nepal, one family invited other family members to hear Samuel preach. Several people came to faith and the Antioch Church in Jamsa was planted. By the conclusion of the trip, over two hundred people had made a profession of faith in Jesus.

[Representatives of] many of the world’s least reached people groups live in our communities. Now is the time to meet the strangers next door.

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