Rudra Mishra

Cincinnati Nepali Baptist Church , Ohio
Lead Church Planter
Cincinnati Ohio
Cincinnati Nepali Baptist Church
June 26
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About My Family

I am from Bhutan, a country in Asia near China and India. I lived much of my early life in Nepal. In 2009, I moved to the United States as part of the refugee relocation program and settled in Cincinnati, Ohio. Most of my family was raised in the Hindu religion.

I met my future wife, Purna, in 2009, and she was a Christian. She and others shared the good news about Jesus with me, and I was saved. I was baptized in 2010 and began helping at the first Bhutanese/Nepali church in Cincinnati called Grace Nepali Baptist Church.

Purna and I were married in 2011, and we now have two daughters. Ismarika is 4 years old, and Alina is 2 years old. Much of my extended family lives in Cincinnati, so God has blessed me in a great way.

About My Church Plant

After being saved in 2009, I began working with a new church plant to reach the Bhutanese and Nepali people with the gospel. I served as music minister, youth minister and helped with outreach. The church has now grown to more than 200 people.

I have a real desire to reach the lost and share the good news with them. More than 10,000 Bhutanese/Nepali people live in Cincinnati, so more churches are needed. I plan to plant a new church in the Forest Park area of Cincinnati.

Thank you for your prayers and support. If you would like to help with or be part of this new church please contact me or the North American Mission Board.

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Pray for me and my family as we set out on this new mission. Pray many Bhutanese and Nepali people in Cincinnati will hear and believe the gospel. Pray for churches as they prepare to send out missionaries and chaplains to push back lostness in North America. Pray for receptive hearts among the people in communities where missionaries and chaplains serve. Pray churches and individuals will partner with missionaries and chaplains, giving of their time and talents. Pray the Father will send more workers into His harvest.


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