"We have heard for ourselves, and we know that this is indeed the Savior of the world." John 4:42
From rural villages to refugee camps, a gentle whisper stirs as people hear God’s Word. Rejoice over Scripture recorded in more than 1,000 languages. Challenge yourself to be a part of 1,000 more!
The Sunuwar New Testament recording began March 15, 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal. It progressed for more than a month and the team was excited - more than 38,000 people will soon be able to hear God's Word in their language.
Field recording teams sacrifice much and can face many challenges during a recording project. Power outages, wild animals, sicknesses (both for themselves and family members back home), and extreme heat and cold are but a few. On April 25, 2015, the team recording the Sunuwar New Testament in Kathmandu, Nepal faced their Goliath challenge - the 7.8 magnitude Gorkha earthquake. It was the worst natural disaster to hit Nepal in over 80 years.
"On April 25, 2015, we were worshipping in a church in Kathmandu when the massive earthquake shook Nepal. The roof collapsed on us, injuring many people who had gathered in the church, including myself and another recording team member. We thank God no one was killed." - a recording team member.
The team had to evacuate Kathmandu and stayed for two months at their homes in India while aftershocks continued to ripple through Nepal. The FCBH Regional Manager traveled to India to meet with them. Though injured, they were anxious to get back to Kathmandu. Their hearts burned to be with the Sunuwar people to complete this recording.
This team persevered because they knew what was needed - God’s Word to people who had suffered much. At the end of June 2015, the team returned to Nepal to find all the equipment and the recording completely intact. They were able to pick up where they had left off and within a month, the Sunuwar New Testament field recording was completed.
"I’m very happy that FCBH has come and recorded the Sunuwar language. In the days to come I believe our Sunuwar people will be blessed by hearing the Word of God on the Audio Bible. I thank those that are helping us to do this. God bless you!" - a pastor in Kathmandu.
There are currently 61 Sunuwar Audio Bible listening programs bringing the comfort and joy found only in Jesus Christ to nearly 3,000 people.