Aradhna to Yeshu

Written by David Stetler
Chris Hale grew up in Nepal during the 70's as a
missionary kid where he was completely immersed in Nepali culture, language and music. Now, his passion is to build bridges between cultures through music. He plays the sitar as the front man of a band called Aradhna, which means worship. They travel the world singing worship to Yeshu (Jesus) in Hindi, Nepali and English.

Last Friday evening, Chris made a quick stop right here in Kansas City to teach us and our Bhutanese friends worship songs to Jesus in their own language and in their own ethnic Nepali cultural music. About 65 of us gathered together at Mission House, sat in a giant circle on Tibetan rugs, sang to Jesus in Nepali and shared an ethnic Nepali meal together.

For some, this was the very first time they had experienced the ever so familiar cultural tunes that they grew up with in Bhutan and Nepal while singing worship to Jesus. For many new Bhutanese believers this marked an extremely significant moment that connected their beautiful and rich culture with their new found faith in Yeshu.

Prayer Requests:
  • Please pray for the launch of three house Latino house churches this week!
  • Please pray for wisdom and God's guidance in our planning and budgeting process.
Upcoming dates
  • Staff Open Houses: Saturday, November 19, 3:00-6:30, Mission Adelante staff homes in Kansas City, Kansas 66102.
  • Fall Break: There will be no outreach programs Tuesday, November 22 or Thursday, November 24.  The Mission Adelante office will be closed Wednesday, November 23-Saturday, November 26.