It has been nearly three years since my last visit to Nepal.
Despite a massive earthquake, political instability, and the passing of time,
not much has changed. The roads are still dusty and filled with motorcycles,
buses, and taxies. The children walk to school in their uniforms. The food is
plentiful and delicious. Our hosts are gracious. And our students are eager to
We have completed two days of training in 2 Timothy.
Although numbers are lower than in 2015, the growing maturity of the students
present is evident in the discussions taking place. It is clear that they have
grasped what has been taught in previous courses. Their commitment to studying
and proclaiming God’s Word stands in contrast to many. And their lives and
ministries are changed.
That is what makes the charges in 2 Timothy so timely. This
short book is filled with commands from a spiritual father to his son in the
faith. With an appeal to watch their lives and doctrine closely, God’s Word
speaks directly to their work in pastoral ministry. As we conclude our training
this week, we leave confident that they have heard Paul’s charge to Timothy as
Later today the students begin their final sermons as part
of TLI’s training course. Tomorrow we will celebrate what God has done over
five years. Pray with us that the lessons learned would continue to result in
Grateful for God’s grace at work,