Nepal

Praise the Lord that Christian Aid is reaching the nations!

— Donna K., PA

The letters we get from Christian Aid keep us informed of the needs of our brothers and sisters in Christ. Thank you so much.

— Charles and Susana C., KY

Thank God for the good work you are doing.

— David E., NY

I praise God for the GREAT and MARVELOUS work He is doing through your ministries to our Brethren.

— DonnElise K.

Thank you for the letters included with our receipts. They help me understand your work. They remind me to pray for you….because you are missionaries too.

— Janet H., MT

Praise God for your ministry! Many others need to do missions this way.

— Sonja K., ME

Praying for each of you every day!

— Kenneth S., FL

God bless everyone involved in Christian Aid.

— Sheila B., CA

As we welcomed a new granddaughter recently, our hearts also ached for these children born as refugees. May this gift, however small, alleviate some hungry cries. We continue to pray for peace.

— Ron and Natalie T., MD

Thank you so much for your website and facebook site. They minister to me in such a great way. They help keep keep us informed on Christians worldwide.

— Von Morgan, MN

Top 5 People Groups

Chhetri: 4,245,000

Brahman: 3,249,000

Hill Brahman: 3,113,000

Magar: 1,822,000

Tharu: 1,676,000

Religion

Hindu: 82.4%

Buddhist: 9.4%

Muslim: 3.8%

Christian: 0.9%

Evangelical: 0.0%

Reference:

Operation World

CIA Factbook

Joshua Project

About Nepal

Situated northeast of India, the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal was once known as the world´s only Hindu Kingdom. The Pashupatinath Temple, where Hindus from all over the world make pilgrimage, is located in the capital city of Kathmandu. Over 75 percent of the Nepalese are Hindu. Another 16 percent are Buddhist and four percent are Muslim. Christians make up 2.8 percent of the population.

Today Nepal is considered a secular democratic country. Foreign religious NGOs can operate freely, but they are not permitted to proselytize. Of the 253 identified people groups, 242 remain unreached with the Gospel. Christian Aid Mission works with more than a dozen indigenous ministry partners who share the love of Jesus Christ with some of these groups.

According to Operation World, the first church was formed in 1952 with 29 Christians. At the height of persecution in 1990, there were an estimated 200,000 believers living in Nepal. Today there are as many as 850,000 Christ-followers.

This ethnically and culturally diverse nation is also one of the poorest in the world. One-third of the people exist below the poverty line on less than $1 a day. Subsistence farming is how 90 percent of the population ekes out a living, with most of the fertile land found in the southern part of the country. Eight of the world´s 10 highest peaks, including Mount Everest at 29,029 feet, are in Nepal.

Recent Prayerline Posts

NEPAL. A 15-day Hindu festival this month evokes strong feelings of evil. Christians will counter with gospel events where people will be awed by Holy Spirit ...

NEPAL. As Christianity flourishes in Nepal, native missionaries hunger for training. Through an effective two-month program, Himalayan Ezra Institute

NEPAL. A non-believing couple brought their sick daughter-in-law to church for prayer. She was insane, they said. They had heard that when Christians pray, the sick are healed. ...

NEPAL. An indigenous training institute equips native missionaries to bring the gospel to unreached areas in Nepal. Since the school’s beginning in 2001, trained leaders have planted ...

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Going Where Others Dare Not Go

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The Magar People of Nepal

perhaps best known as the world's only Hindu kingdom, the small, mountainous country of Nepal is home to approximately 400 ethnic groups. The Magar tribe represents 7 percent of the country's total population, and is one of the oldest tribes in Nepal. Read more.

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