Gunpo Nepali sangati is a Nepali foreign worship in Gunpo Presbyterian Church among all Nepali speaking people in South Korea. The vision of the Nepali sangati is to reach and share love of Christ among all the Nepali factory workers, Nepali students, Nepali people who are married with Koreans. We evangelize all Nepali people, trained them to be good disciple during their stay in Korea and when they go back to their home country they can be a local missionary among their local people. We provide shelter for those Nepali people who don’t have work and are seeking job for 3 months of period.
1) Foreign Worship
Starting of Gunpo Church Foreign Worship goes back to April of 1995. Missionary Jang was preparing to go to Austria as a missionary. When he saw foreign workers in the subway, he decided to invite them to Gunpo Church. Gunpo Church allowed him to start foreign worship, he gave evangelic papers to foreigns with Elder Sung and Korean youths in Gunpo Church. The motto of this time is “All comes who is not Koreans!” Finally, there were 30 foreigners, who came from Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Ukraine, and other countries.
2) Nepal Worship
Jang left to Austria as his plan. After that, only Nepalese remain in Gunpo Church. Gunpo Church youths started Hangul school and computer school for Nepalese. Nepalese who finished the basic course of Hangul received certification in Gunpo Church Korean Worship. After Missionary Jang’s leaving, Pastor Lee, Missionary Lee, Pastor Oh, and Mr. Kang who studied theology, preached in Nepal worship. Mr. Madub translated their sermon in Nepalese. Mr. Madhav and Mr. Netra were appointed as deacons in Gunpo Church for the first time as foreigners. During that time, there was an awareness that Nepal pastor is better for Nepalese. So Missionary Indra, Pastor Tamang, Missionary Kaji preached in Gunpo Nepal Worship, and now Ejok who studies theology is preaching and caring for Nepalese. In Korea, Nepalese experienced IMF season, and sometimes their life was influenced by very strict foreigner policy of Korean government, they remember “Gunpo Church is our church” and they remain until now.
3) Network in Nepal Church
There are two churches which are connected. The one is in Kathmandu with Indra Pastor, the other is in Pokhara with KaJi Pastor. Gunpo Church help two churches with prayers and
financial supports. Some Koreans in Gunpo Church with Korean staffs in Gunpo Nepal Worship went for vision trip to Nepal two times. They encouraged Nepal Christians to keep a strong faith,
and they also met the family of Nepalese in Gunpo Church. They delivered their sons and daughters’ news to the family at the same time good news of Jesus Christ.
Nepalese come to Korea to work, to study and to have good opportunity with Korean dream. Through Gunpo Nepal Worship, we hope Nepalese accept Jesus as their savior, and they are trained well as good disciples of Jesus. And When they go back to Nepal, they will become lay preachers, local changers, and participant in various area for God’s mission.
Many Nepali people gather from different place of Korea to worship God from 1:30pm-3:30pm. Its an especial time of gather, fellowship and prayer.
Place: Kindergarten 3rd Floor.
1) Spring season outdoor worship: Enjoying Korean spring season beauty and outdoor worship
2) Autumn season outdoor worship and sports: Fellowship inviting all Nepalese brother and sister, worship and enjoying Korean natural beauty.
3) Nepali United Worship: Combine meeting among Nepalese fellowship located in Seoul, Worshipping God together, encourage each other, pray together and share blessing.
Main purpose is revival and spiritual renewal program in Sulnal and Chusak season. For example: leadership and discipleship program, spiritual revival.
4) Nepal Women Worship :
Nepal women worship God with their whole heart and strength. After Worship, they share prayer list in deep heart. They know more about each other, encourage well each other, and help each other to solve someone’s problem. Nepal women can praise God and preach sermon with women power God gives, and discuss how to use offering. When they prepare Nepal Women Worship, they can enjoy deep friendship with God in their daily life. When they play the role in the worship, they can find their gift, when they use it, they can develop their gift. Through the Nepal Women Worship, their spirit becomes stronger, they can find their vision with faith and confidence.
5) Special worship and event
: Invite new friend and welcome them, sharing gospel in Christmas Season.
1) Saturday prayer meeting: Those whose living place is near from church joins and prepare for Sunday worship.
We sing pray and worship. We also prepare and practice song and music for Sunday Worship.
Time sat 9pm-10, dinner 10-11, sharing and talking (fellowship)
2) Quire team Meeting and Leader Training
In during week days, Choir Team shares new Christian gospel and worship songs, 12:30pm-13:30pm practice songs and teach and learn musical instrument and practice Hymns.
Training for Choir team and Leaders is to learn leadership and discipleship and practice.
Ex) In 2016, Spiritual renewal program. In 2017, E12 (Extensional discipleship ministry.)
Especial time for spiritual growth, Leadership training, Especial prayer time.
Summer vacation, Spiritual revival in the beautiful place. Gather together and worship God. Gunpo Church Nepali members and their friends are invited to meet together, it is very graceful time for them who cannot meet and worship together because of their work