When, two years ago, a major earthquake struck, the church responded by providing 50 people with its building as a place to sleep, blankets for warmth and sheeting to start rebuilding their homes. The wider community saw that these Christians cared about them and so relationships started to improve.
Nowadays the church is a channel of all sorts of blessing. Inspired and trained through church and community transformation, the church has worked with the community to start goat rearing, beekeeping and vegetable growing as ways to improve their lives. Shyam demonstrates making bricks using hand-worked machines for sale at 60 rupees (45p) per brick. The church has also worked to repair and upgrade the local road so the vehicle that collects milk can access the area even in the monsoon. When asked what keeps him persevering, Pastor Kancha Bahadur says “I want to be like Jesus, caring for the poor and being part of their struggles.”