Awana Hope Center

One year ago, The Compass Church provided a generous donation through our Christmas offering to help make the Awana Hope Center in Nepal a reality.

We were fortunate to be in Nepal on the day of its ribbon cutting and dedication. It is a holistic center, in that it houses a medical clinic, a church, regional training facilities that serves India, Nepal, and Bhutan, and of course Awana. There are currently over 50,000 children in Awana Clubs throughout Nepal. This center will give children in the area a place of refuge. Many of them are children whose parents are in bonded labor at the brick kilns in the valley just behind it.

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We enjoyed a great ceremony that included lots of singing, drama, ethnic dance, and lots of memory verses by the children. There was also a Member of Parliament present who addressed the guests.

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I accepted this certificate of appreciation on behalf of The Compass Church and the congregation’s generosity.

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We begin the long flights for home tomorrow…out of Kathmandu. I have appreciated all of your prayers. Thank you.

Trips like these remind me of why The Compass Church reaches here, near and far. Our investment of time and resources truly are making a significant difference. I am always humbled in the presence of these church planters, amazing men and women of God. Through them, the kingdom is advancing…far.

“After this I looked, and behold, a vast crowd, too great to count, from every nation and tribe and people and language, standing in front of the throne and before the Lamb.” Revelation 7:9

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Outside of Paro, The Kingdom of Bhutan.

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