By Mark Ellis, Special to ASSIST News Service
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (ANS – September 8, 2015) — Tyler Connell, with the Ekballo Project, is currently in the Himalayan Mountains in one of the most unreached places of the world distributing Bibles, praying for the sick, and preaching the Good News.
“We hope to get a bible in every home and every village in the next two years,” Tyler noted in a recent blog post. “It’s exciting to be a small part in changing history in Nepal with God!”
The Ekballo Project uses film as a mobilizing spark on college campuses and churches to send believers into the unreached, unengaged regions of the world.
A month ago, Tyler and his team trekked to a village called Jhong, one of the highest villages in the Tibetan region of Nepal.
“We arrived desperate to hear where the Spirit was wanting us to walk,” he recounted. They split into groups of four and prayed for the Holy Spirit to direct their paths.
Tyler’s group felt led to walk to the highest point of the village where they observed ancient ruins protruding above them.
At the moment they reached the promontory, a monk appeared, smiling as he approached them. “Hi, I’m Jems,” he said in perfect English. “We’ve been watching you guys; it is rare for anyone foreign to come to our village. Would you like to come inside our monastery?”
Tyler and his teammates looked at each other with wonderment and smiled, sensing it was a God-moment.
They entered the monastery and were met by men and boys of all ages, studying under “the llama of the
mountain.” They met the llama and proceeded to continue to converse with their new friend, Jems, who studied under the Dalai Llama in Dharmsala, India and learned English there.
“We are followers of Jesus, the man and God greater than any other god,” Tyler told the monk.
Photo caption: Sharing in the village.
About the writer: Mark Ellis is senior correspondent for the ASSIST News Service and also the founder of www.Godreports.com , a website that shares stories, testimonies and videos from the church around the world to build interest and involvement in world missions.
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