We are a network of people, programs and ministries dedicated to loving and serving the people of Nepal.
Since 2008, the work of Vision Nationals Nepal has resulted in over 60 church plants across the country; an in-depth, 6-month training program for pastors; a thriving children's home with more than 60 children; a women's livelihood project; Kumi Ori Bakery; the founding of Mercy Mission Academy; and a new campus to house the ministry.
Joel and Sue Garrison have represented Vision Nationals in Nepal since 2008, establishing a strong partnership with two Nepali pastors. They met at Colorado State University and were married in 1984. An interest in missions and other cultures led them to work in other Asian countries. Before coming to Nepal with Vision Nationals, they served with Wycliffe Bible Translators in the Philippines and Indonesia from 2002 to 2008. The Garrisons have two sons, Isaac (20) and Elliot (19), who are now based in Edmonds, WA, as they continue their schooling.
Pastor J. B. Samuel is one of our Nepali partners and founder of Mercy Mission Himalayas Nepal. He and his wife, Gita, share the responsibility for administrating the affairs of the ministry, which include the Mercy Mission Children's Home, Mercy Mission Academy, Mercy Mission Bible School, our mobile training for pastors, and our home for widows.
Pastor Chandra Sharma is our other strategic partner in Nepal. He's been working with us for six years. Recently, he and his family moved to the eastern Nepal border to establish another base of ministry for Vision Nationals Nepal.