Earlier this year Metamorphic completed one of its church planting and Community Transformation Programs (CTP) for community leaders in Nepal. The Program is designed to equip those who are trained to be dynamic leaders that bring real and lasting transformation into their environments. One of the leaders trained was a man named Som.
Recently our team visited Som’s village to see how things were progressing since the training. They found that Som has played a significant role in helping to rebuild his community since the tragic earthquake earlier this year. Som has led his church and other community members in distributing aid and meeting the most urgent needs of the worst affected earthquake victims. He is now initiating the rebuilding and development of homes in his community of Bajoket.
By making the most of the resources at hand and enlisting the help of his church members and local youth, Som has facilitated assistance for more than 80 families including the rebuilding of houses and emergency money and supplies. Additionally, in the month after the earthquake, Som and his team also facilitated the emergency housing and feeding of more than 100 people in his church building. Even now when it rains many people are still sleeping in the church while the rebuilding of their homes continues.
Currently the biggest problem facing Som and his community is their lack of access to basic water and sanitation facilities. Som and his team are currently planning to address this situation by gathering resources from the community and beyond to solve this latest challenge.
It is clear that Som and the other leaders who attended the Metamorphic training have been able to bring significant transformation to the lives of those around them. Coming up in October, Som and his fellow community leaders will be returning to Kathmandu for follow up training with the Metamorphic team and 30 new leaders that have the same passion to transform their communities.
Som (center) talking with members of the Metamorphic Nepal Team