In the face of anti-conversion laws that have targeted Christians for many years, Nepalese believers hold tight to the Gospel.
Joe Handley with Asian Access says that Christians have been persecuted for over a decade. Christians have faced persecution for over a decade from dominant religious groups who pressure officials. In response, believers have faced discrimination and even found themselves in trouble with the law.
“For years, they’ve been pressuring them: not allowing them to have their own funeral sites, always overlooking them and their church services, accusing them of conversions just based on money – so buying people to convert – none of which is true. That pressure has been happening for some time and it continues.”
Despite the charges against them, the Church continues to teach truth and develop new leaders.
“They have a strong desire to see the Gospel flourish,” Handley says. “In fact, they set a massive goal years ago [coming] out of an Asian Access cohort: to see 75,000 churches planted in the nation. That’s an unbelievable number, and they have been seeing church growth like mad.”
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Anna Deckert
CALL TO ACTION
- Pray that God would strengthen believers in Nepal to withstand persecution.
- Pray that God would give Christians in Nepal wisdom as they consider how to live out their faith.
- Join Asian Access in supporting believers in Nepal.