*After you push the play button on the video - click on the two arrows in the upper left of the screen.
Watching a Hindu funeral in person is something I’ll never forget.
Standing on the opposite side of a river in Kathmandu, Nepal and witnessing the mourners carry their loved ones on a planks of wood, covered in white sheets, down to the water was simply heartbreaking.
Once they were there they would uncover the feet and the head and wash them with the brown river water they considered holy - hoping and praying that this last act of love would prepare their souls for reincarnation.
Afterwards, four men carried the body to a concrete platform - stained black from the ashes of countless others who had traveled this same mistaken path before them.
I sadly watched as they covered the person with wet brown hay and then a relative of the dead took a flaming piece of wood and set everything on fire.
The smoke began to rise - slowly at first and then in great plumes the wind began to push the thick black cloud right towards me.
In just a few seconds the smoke and smell engulfed me.
I began to feel nauseous.
I can still smell it.
In a few short moments the fire completely consumed the body and then slowly began to fade and die.
Then there was nothing.
Eventually an old man approached the smoldering ashes and scraped the remaining remnants into the river.
The moment was tragic.
I stood there helpless.
A living soul was now gone - falling headlong into eternity.
They had known nothing else but the dark and evil lie of Hinduism.
They never heard the Good News of Jesus Christ.
And now it was too late.
However, it’s not too late for the other one billion Hindus living in India and Nepal.
Oral Learners Initiatives is in the process of bringing the light to those living in spiritual darkness through the training of church planting pastors.
These pastors are taking the Light of Jesus to the local villages that surround them.
We still have time to make a difference but time is running out.
Please take time to watch the very short video above that I’ve included with this newsletter.
Then, please prayerfully consider joining our team if you have not done so.
Together we can make a difference in a billion lives that are living and dying in spiritual darkness all because no one has told them about Jesus.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and a special thank you to those who support us prayerfully and financially.
We couldn’t do this without you.
Please contact us if you have any questions.