In November 200 a TMCJ training team traveled to Kathmandu, Nepal, where we trained a team of 12 Nepalis to perform The Story, which they entitled "The Crown of Thorns".
Because of the desire of this team to continue on, we opened a full-time office in Kathmandu, with a director who would oversee the team and process all the invitations they were receiving. TMCJ Nepal/North India director Karmu was raised in a tribal mountain home, where her father was the village Buddhist priest. After her conversion to Christianity, she was rejected by her family and moved to Kathmandu, where the Lord confirmed her decision to join TMCJ full time. SInce then, TMCJ Nepal/North India has done many outreaches in both countries. Karmu and her team have trained others to do "The Crown of Thorns", and have also filmed the production.
TMCJ Nepal/North India also presents The Quest, TMCJ's HIV/AIDS Awareness drama. Here is one of the testimonies from our TMCJ Nepal/North India Director Karmu:
"God has led us in new way in communities with making his people aware of HIV/AIDS. We met some infected people. They were discriminated and hiding from the society. There was one Pastor whom we met during our workshop in his village. He and his wife both are infected and they were so scared to share their situation to their family and church.
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They kept quiet about their sickness but in February Pastor got very sick and they couldn't bring him to the hospital. When I called them the wife said he is very sick and they don't have any money to bring him to the hospital. I called other Pastors in his area if they can help him to get to the hospital but everyone said, 'we don't have hope for him. No one hopes that he is going to get well.' I told them, 'please help his wife to bring him to the hospital, we can hope while he has breath''.
Long story in short- With help of TMCJ and local church in Siliguri he is brought to and admitted in the hospital. Few days later he has been diagnosed with brain TB. He stayed 20 days in the hospital. When he was discharged from hospital, he came to our base and stayed with us. I was so happy to see him smiling and talking normally. He asked us, 'why are you doing all this to me?' We told him, 'because we love you and respect you in Christ.' He said, 'you are really great people. Till now I haven't seen this kind of Christians. I have try to share my sickness to Christians and they said I have got this disease because of my sin and my forefather's sin. I don't know how this disease came to me but I have repented to God, but I don't' feel that I have power in prayer and preaching, what shall I do now?" It was really hard to answer his question but by the knowledge of the Holy Spirit we encouraged him that our sins have been forgiven once when we asked HIM to forgive. We need to proclaim this every day. We told the story of Adultery women whom Jesus forgave and told her not to sin again. We prayed with him and encourage him to live normally. Now he is getting well and has changed a lot. Prayer, Love and care can give new life to infected people, we saw!"