|Sources of Persecution||Religious Nationalism|
|Leader||President Bidhya Devi Bhandari|
In Nepal, evangelising is illegal and Christians can be arrested for attending a baptism. Christian children are often mocked by their peers, while adult believers face challenges in their personal relationships and workplace. Some Hindu extremist groups see Christianity as a threat and have bombed churches and attacked believers. Despite this, the number of people coming to faith is on the rise.
“The people who assaulted us live near our house. They pick on us for small reasons, but we stay silent because we are concerned about the safety of our children.” – Sunita, from Nepal.
Sunita is the wife of a local pastor. They were unloading their truck when they were attacked by a neighbouring family who had threatened to hurt them if they didn’t stop preaching the gospel.
Through our local partners, we provide Bibles and training materials to Christians. We help prepare believers for persecution, provide emergency relief and adult literacy training. When there is a victim of persecution, we send Rapid Action Teams and legal assistance.
Praise God that the church is growing in Nepal.
Pray for families like Sunita’s who are suffering for sharing the gospel.
Pray that that the eternal hope of Nepalese Christians will outshine the multiple pressures on their daily lives.