The Nepali Christian community loves to sing. Music is fundamental to traditional Nepali society and the Christians infuse lots of music into all their services. It is not unusual for a Saturday service (Sundays are work days in Nepal) to go three hours with the first hour dedicated to worship music. To experience this for yourself see our mini-documentary Sunday School on Saturday where you’ll meet Amit Nepali and the rest of the Golgotha Church musicians.
As the Christian faith spreads to even the most remote villages in Nepal there is a great need for the music to follow. The Nepali hymnal has more than 400 songs, many of which are very familiar to those in the West. To Nepalis though, the music is often quite foreign sounding, many of whom have never heard a Christian hymn. The hymns are a brand new kind of music.
The hymnal is not enough on its own since new Nepali Christians don’t know the songs nor what they are supposed to sound like.
Amit and his father Reverend Shyam Nepali created the Jubal Music Ministry several years back to produce and distribute recordings of the Nepali hymns to Christians throughout Nepal. With more than 200 recordings thus far they are releasing Vol. 18 in the coming days.
And they can use your help.
This coming Sunday, July 21st, Jubal will release new recordings and video from Vol 18 along with a new way to help support their ministry on Patreon – a wonderful way for supporters to become patrons.
So please be on the lookout and check back with the Jubal Music Ministry page on our website. In the meantime, please check out this new video from Amit to take you more in depth about the Jubal Music Ministry!