Pastor Mangal Man
1. Would you please tell us about yourself?
My name is Mangal Man Maharjan, Pastor of Patan Koinonia Church and a Senior Pastor for all Koinonia Churches. We have about thirty six churches. I have two children: one daughter and a son.
2. How was the initial phase of Christianity in Nepal?
Christianity in Nepal started in 1951 onward; missionaries came to work as social workers. They had testified and witnessed through their lives and words. Some of them came from Kalempong, Darjeeling. That time it was very difficult for them to live; they couldn't say they are Christians but witnessed through their lifestyle. So it was very difficult in the initial phase of Christianity in Nepal.
NC. तपाईंको बाल्यकाल कसरी बित्यो?
मेरो जन्म केरलामा भएको हो। मेरो परिवारमा बुबा, आमा हजुरबुबा सबै ख्रीष्टियन हुनुहुन्छ। अनि हा...
NC: Please tell us about your family background.
I was born in Hindu family on 1960 at Kabre district, Panauti. I have my wife with three children one son and two daughters. NC: How did you come into Christian life?
When I was in School about 6 or 7 classes, I was influenced by atheistic ideology. I had question of my life like, what is after death. What is the purpose of life?
One day two people came to my school. They brought some Christian booklets. I bought two booklets of cost Rs. 25 for each. It was about 1972. I found many of the answer of my questions when I read it. There was one thing which was deeply touched and captured my heart. ‘Jesus died and risen from the death’. It was different than other...