Last month, we travelled with our second KidZ at Heart Nepal Team to the beautiful country of Nepal to offer the KidZ at Heart Ministry Certification Program training. This year's team marks the second KidZ at Heart Children's Ministry training team to visit Nepal, and was a follow-up from our previous visit in January 2016.
We were blessed to see returning students and also to train many new students! Sixteen of our 60 students in Kathmandu were returning for the second time, and this year we were also able to give a first-time training in Pokahara, with 63 new students in attendance! Year 1 students in Kathmandu completed the Training for the KidZ at Heart Ministry Certification Program Modules 1-4 and Year 2 students are now caught up by completing Ministry Certification Program training for Modules 1-4, also. Year 1 students in Pokhara completed the KidZ at Heart Ministry Certification Program training for Modules 1-2.
It was so exciting to be with such a great team and see the training that the Nepalese were able to receive and put into practice. The students were very active at the training. Their interactions showed us that they really understood it! We saw what they learned bring transformation to their minds as they sat and talked with one another about the KidZ material!
Click here for photos from the Pokhara portion trip.
Click here for photos from the Kathmandu portion of our trip.
Personal Testimony: The Perfect Gift One of the students, Sagar, recounted this story during lunch one day:
"I received the Lord Jesus into my life only three years ago. I am from a Hindu family who does not approve of my faith in Jesus Christ, and I am following Jesus at all costs because the Lord has transformed me!
"I did not attend the classes last year, but I heard Lee speak in my church. When I heard that there was going to be another KidZ Ministry Certification Program training for four days in my church, I knew that this was the answer to my cry to God! My desire to be trained and equipped for the works of God among children is so strong. I was amazed that God was sending the KidZ at Heart Nepal Team to my church in Kathmandu again!
"I decided that no matter what, I would attend the KidZ Ministry Certification Program. I am a college student, so I would awaken early enough to get ready to attend my college classes each day before heading out to the KidZ Ministry Certification Program.
Sagar has received half of his “perfect gift” — and it’s up to us, the senders, to see that he receives the second half of the training as well. He is only one of the many participants who have conveyed their gratitude to the KidZ at Heart Nepal Team for coming to Kathmandu and giving this awesome opportunity to be trained and equipped with the KMCP!
God bless you, and thank you so much for your prayers and support of the KidZ at Heart Nepal Team!
Lee & Praveena Ruud
P.S. - April 20th is Lee's 51st Birthday! Would you consider making a donation in the amount of $51 to honor his life and ministry?
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