Ramesha’s stomach groaned as she handed the last bite of food from her plate to her younger sister. Their family had been sharing only one meal a day for weeks, with no end in sight.
Your Christmas gift for Jannatul Naim changed his life — and eternity! He was struggling for survival in an impoverished slum of Dhaka in Bangladesh. His country is 90% Muslim, and he came from a Muslim family. But there was little time for religion as his mother desperately tried to provide for her children on her own — Naim’s dad had left long ago.
They don’t learn about the Savior multiplying the loaves and fishes — there’s no singing of “Jesus loves the little children” … Instead as they’re growing up, they learn about tales of angry spirits and witches! Most children in Nepal are Hindus — but a strong strain of ancient animistic religion has become syncretized with their Hinduism and infuses tales of hungry ghosts that bring destruction.
That’s how long it would take to translate the Full Life Study Bible, known internationally as the Fire Bible, from English to Nepali.Even then, you would need two translators. One person working alone couldn’t possibly do it.But when Udgam heard about it, he immediately applied for the translation assignment and said he would do it all, himself. He is a bi-lingual Nepali man who had received the English-language Fire Bible years ago.
If her stepfather had his way, a little girl named Ishrat would have just disappeared. She was the child of his wife’s first marriage … they had children of their own now, and he begrudged Ishrat her place in his home. That would be bad enough in the USA where school is mandatory and the rights of children are more protected …