Dedication of IPHC Nepal Headquarters Complex
- World Missions Ministries Communications Office
NEPAL — On December 4, 2023, at the invitation of Rev. Danny and Judith Williams, IPHC missionaries and national leaders of IPHC Nepal, I (Bishop Talmadge Gardner) was privileged to dedicate the Jackie Hess Headquarters building in Katmandu, Nepal. Joining us for this special occasion were Rev. Russell Board, WMM Regional Director of Continental Asia, and Rev. Deborah Crook, People to People Coordinator for Continental Asia and the Indo-Pacific regions.
In honor of the first anniversary of the death of Jackie Hess on July 2, 2020, World Missions Ministries, in consultation with Rev. Hans Hess and daughters, Sarah and Alex, announced that the funds from World Missions Ministries Jackie Hess Memorial Fund #98005P would be designated to the development of IPHC’s first multi-use campus in Nepal in her honor and memory.
The Williams, along with Assistant National Director Ashok Lama and his wife Sunu, found the perfect multi-use facility which has several rooms that will serve as offices for IPHC Nepal headquarters, living quarters to house the chairman and his family, guest quarters, a large meeting space to serve as a training facility, and a coffee house for pastors and visitors.
The complex exceeded my expectations and will serve as a fitting tribute to Jackie, who was a remarkable lady who lived life to the fullest.
The Joshua Project lists the total population of Nepal at 30,757,000. It also reports that 27,347,000 or 88.9% of the population are designated as unreached. The largest religion in Nepal is Hinduism (81.4%). It also estimates there are 1.42% Christian adherents in Nepal. In other words, Nepal is ripe for the harvest!
IPHC Nepal has 756 churches representing over 38,000 members nationwide. It is the fastest-growing country, ministry-wise, in the IPHC.
Thank the Lord for this significant breakthrough. We take hold of the promise in God’s word which declares that “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it” (John 1:5, NLT).
Many partners contributed to helping us honor Jackie’s ministry legacy in this significant and enduring way. To God Be the Glory!