Nepal is widely known for its beautiful mountainous landscape, the Himalayas. It’s also the birthplace of the founder of Buddhism. The city of Lumbini is the holiest pilgrimage site for Buddhists from all over the world. Despite being a secular state on paper, Hinduism permeates the government and all aspects of life. Persecution of Christians is a reality, as most Nepalese view Christianity as foreign and the government keeps a close eye on all non-Hindu religions. Even though William Carey first translated the New Testament into Nepali in 1821, Nepal’s low literacy rates mean much of the population struggles with basic education.
One MBC partner church in this region is working tirelessly to see healthy churches grow and flourish. One of the biggest needs is pastoral training. To address this, they recently began a year-long internship which is currently equipping a group of young men in biblical foundations for ministry. Also, they have begun a publishing ministry, which translates, publishes, and distributes biblically faithful resources into the Nepali language. Most recently, this partner has experienced extreme levels of government scrutiny. This is making their work of evangelism, discipleship, and literature distribution difficult. But they are not deterred in their mission.
Total Population: 30,407,000
Major Religion: Hinduism
Joshua Project Status: Unreached
Percent Evangelical: Unknown
Major Needs: Evangelism, healthy churches, pastoral training
Visit Joshua Project to learn more about the unreached in this region.
See the full 2023 Global Outreach Prayer Guide HERE.