Nepal is known as the paradise of mountains. The Himalayan range, which contains the tallest peak of the world, rests in Nepal; a small country nestled between the mammoth nations of India and china. The population of Nepal is around 31 million and is composed of many tribes, cultures, and languages. After centuries of Hindu monarchy, the revolution of 1990 saw Nepal evolve into constitutional monarchy. This offered partial freedom of religion and allowed the Christian church to start growing rapidly. However, lack of resources and continued resistance from the pagan majority has hampered a greater work, and the church continues to suffer and struggle.
NEPAL IS A FEDERAL REPUBLIC DEMOCRATIC COUNTRY
A federal republic was established in May 2008 which ended 240 years of monarchy rule in Nepal. The politics of Nepal functions within a framework of a republic with a multi-party system. Currently, the position of president (head of state) is occupied by Bidhya Devi Bhandari. The position of prime minister (head of government) is held by K.P.Oli Sharma. Executive power is exercised by the prime minister and his cabinet, while legislative power is vested in the constituent assembly.
EXISTING CHALLENGES IN THE NATION
Our organization in United States of America is one of the officially registered Christian organizations with the government. Legal support has been granted for our Christian ministries like evangelism, church planting and training native pastors, and Christian workers, helping restitutes orphans boys and girls and establisng Bible College, Christian schools and humanitarian work, including medical outreach, clean well water construction, and food/medicine/clothing provision for the poorest people. Our orphanages are at full capacity and taking more orphans at a time is very difficult due to the financial constraints.
The main problem in the ancient case system, an unwritten code that stratifies society and gives preference to a small, rich minority. Due to lack of opportunity, the majority of the populations have remained illiterate, uneducated and ignored. Those who have found the light of our lord Jesus Christ are immediately rejected from the families and the community.
Most Christians are from the lowest caste and have no opportunities for employment. The churches are facing continuous financial shortage which hinders them from providing money. Thus, we are totally dependent on support from the wealthy, western churches who are currently immune from these challenges.
Nationwide Evangelism and Church Planting project. The main task of this project is to proclaim the gospel to all 45 unreached tribes all over Nepal. We need to train a group of 12 young people to head smaller evangelical groups for different locations. This will require the purchase of film projectors, video sets, TV sets, literature, bicycles, motor bikes, music instruments, cassette players, comestibles, computers, vehicles, and tools. We also seek to create a centralized recording studio for the creation of evangelistic messages which can be distributed throughout these areas. Please join with us in prayer for Nepal and the world.