Purna Rai

Holy Immanuel Church , Ohio
Lead Church Planter
West Chester Ohio
Holy Immanuel Church
March 31
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About My Family

My wife, Tiba, and I have three children. Treza, Angela and Samuel are my blessed kids. We lived in Idaho for eight years after moving there from Nepal. We moved to Cincinnati in 2019 from Idaho.

We enjoy being together as a family and playing with the children. I am in the process of becoming a realtor, which will be a great way to meet people.

About My Church Plant

My family and I planted Holy Immanuel Church in January of 2021. We meet at Lakota Hills Baptist Church, which is our Sending Church. We started with 24 people and are trusting the Lord to help our church grow. I always keep a positive attitude toward striving to hit the goal.

More than 25,000 Bhutanese/Nepalese people live in the Greater Cincinnati area. We help the Nepali people in the area by providing translation services and rides to places they need to go, finding places for them to live and counseling. The need is great here in Cincinnati.

NAMB Church Planting

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Pray for my family as we work together in ministry. Pray for Holy Immanuel Church. Pray and support us as we share the gospel with loved ones and beyond. Pray for the Lord to bring leaders who can help spiritually and financially within the church. Pray for stamina and longevity for ministry amidst attacks from the enemy.


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