About Us

"Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; But the LORD will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you. The Gentiles shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising."

Isaiah 60:1-3

Vision Nationals-Nepal was founded in 2008, an outreach of its parent organization Vision Nationals, www.visionnationals.org,  which began in India in the early 1990s. Vision Nationals-Nepal was established with the intent of training church planters, ministering to widows and providing a home for orphans.

Since the inception of the ministry, the Lord has continued to bless the work of Vision Nationals-Nepal, expanding the reach and boundaries of His work in this small Himalayan country.

The mission of Vision Nationals Nepal is threefold: 
1) To provide church planter/pastor training for Nepalis, Indians and Bhutanese in an effort to build effective, local churches with an emphasis on solid Biblical teaching.
2) To provide a home and livelihood for widows and single mothers.
3) To provide a godly home and education for orphaned children and desperately poor children from single-parent homes.

We Believe:
1.  The Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, as verbally inspired by God and inerrant in the original writings.
2.  In One God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons namely, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
3. The Lord Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and that He is true God and true Man who died on the Cross for our sins, arose from the dead, ascended into heaven where He sits at the right hand of the Majesty as our High Priest and Advocate.
4. The ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and to convict the world of sin, regenerate, seal, indwell, guide, instruct and empower the believer for godly living and service.
5. Man was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore lost and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.
6. That men are saved and justified before God only through the shed blood of Christ upon faith in Him, and are born again by the work of the Holy Spirit.
7. The Church is the body of Christ, composed of all born again persons in this present age. The mission of the Church is to witness concerning Jesus Christ, to preach the Gospel among all nations, and to perform works of service.
8. That water baptism and the Lord’s supper are ordinances to be observed by the Church during the present age. However, they are not a means of Salvation.
9. In the personal, visible, pre-millennial and imminent return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
10. In the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost; those that are saved to the resurrection of life, and those that are unsaved to judgment and punishment.

The work of Vision Nationals-Nepal is currently supported by four families:

Elliot, Sue, Joel and Isaac
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Joel and Sue Garrision, missionaries with Vision Nationals, moved to Kathmandu in 2008 with their sons Isaac and Elliot. The Garrisons are the founders of the ministry and Joel serves as VN-N's country director. Sue works with the women's livelihood project and helps manage Kumi Ori Bakery.

Ben and Kimberly

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Ben and Kimberly Benedict, also members of Vision Nationals, joined the work in early 2013. The Benedicts currently serve in a support capacity for the ministry. Ben will be part of the mobile pastor training program and is in the process of creating a workshop to allow some of the boys to learn a trade. Kimberly works on communications for the ministry.

Matt and Nicole

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Noah & Cathryn and Matt and Nicole Dawes partnered with Vision Nationals in 2012 through a "business as missions" model. The Dawes have established a dairy company, Milkmandu, www.milkmandu.com, and run a local guest house, Hira Guest  House, www.stayinnepal.com, with the intent of passing the profits from the businesses on to the ministry. The Dawes are also involved in the daily activities of Vision Nationals. 

Noah and Cathryn

Contact Noah and Cathryn at cthrndawes@gmail.com.