Keep The Fire Burning – Message by Evg Philip Ong (GFA Board Member)

Message for Go Forth Asia’s 7th Newsletter (July to December 2018)

Keep The Fire Burning – Message by Evg Philip Ong (GFA Board Member)

General News

“When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.” – Acts 2:1-4 (NIV)

In one of the remote western mountain regions of Nepal, Pastor Rohn Tamang, a bible school graduate, reaches out to his many countrymen who have returned ‘saved’ during their working sojourn in Malaysia. Pastor Rohn fondly refers to these fellow countrymen as ‘returnees’. To him, these ‘returnees’ are precious souls who have received salvation whilst far away from their homeland because someone in Malaysia cared about them and took the time to share the love of Christ with them while they sojourned here. Pastor Rohn himself had previously worked in a factory in Pekan Nenas, Johor, with the sole purpose of reaching out to his fellow countrymen in partnership with local churches. Such is his love and compassion for his people!

Together with his wife, sis Shristi Shrestha, Pastor Rohn joined Go Forth Asia upon his return to Nepal, with a vision and a burden to ‘keep the fire burning’ in the hearts of these returnees when they resettled into their villages. Pastor Rohn visits them regularly with his wife and co-workers. In order to facilitate travelling to the villages, Go Forth Asia has purchased a motorcycle for him. He prays for and encourages these returnees to initiate house fellowships in order to keep the Pentecost fire burning within their hearts and to freely share the love of Christ with others as they had freely received His love themselves.

Go Forth Asia has had the privilege of conducting 2 trainings with Pastor Rohn and other pastors in Nepal. We support their outreach efforts by partnering with some of their local churches. You too, can partner with Go Forth Asia, with the same vision and burden, to help keep the fire burning in the lives of those precious souls whom God had sent to our shores and to spread the gospel in these remote villages in the mountains of Nepal.

May the same fire of the Holy Spirit that burned at Pentecost continue to burn brightly in all the regions where Go Forth Asia has made inroads – Malaysia, Cambodia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar & Nepal. May the fire also burn in our hearts as we share our heavenly Father’s fervent love and compassion for the lost, moving us to serve Him and His people with passionate zeal and urgency. May God bless you as we all look forward to an exciting and fruitful new year in 2019!

– Evg. Philip Ong, Board member of Go Forth Asia

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