Coronavirus Lockdown Can’t Stop Gospel Work in Nepal

A woman with her child at the medical shop during lockdown in Rajbiraj, Nepal. (Photo, caption courtesy of Bijay Chaurasia via Wikimedia Commons)

Today marks one month since a nationwide lockdown began in Nepal. The borders are closed and there’s no domestic or international travel allowed Only five COVID-19 cases have been confirmed so far in Nepal, but authorities strictly maintain and enforce the restrictions. See our full pandemic coverage here.

The good news? COVID-19 containment isn’t stopping Gospel work. In fact, “something that might possibly slow things down has actually speeded up the project,” says Greg Yoder of Keys for Kids Ministries.

In February, Keys for Kids teamed up with Good News Nepal to translate Keys for Kids resources into Nepali.  Today, lockdown measures help their translator get more done. “He has actually had more time now to be at the computer and continue to translate a year’s worth of daily stories; that’s been a real blessing,” Good News Nepal’s David Kapteyn says.

From print to radio

As described here, translating Keys for Kids text from English to Nepali is the first of a multi-step process. Increased focus and availability provided by Nepal’s lockdown allowed the translator to complete work through June. When the text is completely finished, Keys for Kids and Good News Nepal hope to start on audio recordings.

Radio holds large-scale potential to reach Nepali families for Christ.  “We have 17 FM stations that broadcast the evangelistic message of Jesus Christ all over Northwest Nepal,” Kapteyn explains.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News,


  • Praise God for the translator’s progress on this project! Ask the Lord to bless him with strength and perseverance.
  • Pray for effective communication and collaboration between Keys for Kids’ and Good News Nepal’s teams.
  • Pray for continued funding support. Keys for Kids is only $20,000 away from meeting their $100,000 goal!

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