Posted on : Friday December 14, 2018

PERRY HALL, Md.—Bhutan Baptist Church of Baltimore (BBCB) hosted a combined revival service and a deacon ordination during their annual Thanksgiving service. More than 70 people attended, representing four churches, Bhutanese and Nepalese, including two from Virginia


Raju Budathoki, the pastor of the BBCB said it’s not always easy for Bhutanese and Nepalese people to get together in fellowship, due to long work hours. They spend a significant amount of time together during the holidays, especially at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Budathoki is bi-vocational so he understands the struggle. Working full time as a mail carrier, he says it can be difficult for church members when at times he can’t be there for them due to his work schedule.

At the Thanksgiving service, the churches enjoyed communing together over a “Nepali feast.”

(L-R) Special Guest Evangelist Simon Sampang; Decon Ghana Rai; Decon Jeevan Darjee; Razu Budhathoki, pastor of Bhutan Baptist Church of Baltimore; Manoz Shrestha, pastor of Nepal Baptist Church of Baltimore

They worshipped with singing, worship dancing and the preaching of the Word of God at a revival service, led by Simon Sampang, a pastor and conference leader from Vermont. They also ordained two new deacons: Ghana Rai, and Jeevan Darjee, both members of Bhutan Baptist Church of Baltimore.

Budathoki requests prayer for himself and a young adult member of the church as they prepare to travel in March 2019 to his hometown in Nepal, as well as to India and to the Bhutan border to encourage pastors and church leaders.