When Nepal was founded in 1951, there were no known Christians there. Christianity has come a long way in the country in the last 70 years. By 2022, the Nepal Christian Community Survey estimated nearly 800,000 Christians among the 30.3 million population. Praise God the gospel is advancing in Nepal! But there’s still plenty of evangelistic work to be done. Christians make up a small percentage of the population, while Hinduism and Buddhism are strong religious influences in the country.
Amid threats of societal and political backlash for converting to Christianity in Nepal, the gospel is still proclaimed by courageous churches. In March 2023, Acts 29 welcomed our third partner church in Kathmandu, Nepal. God has been faithful to his church in Nepal as they share the gospel, but the task at hand isn’t easy.
One Acts 29 pastor said it’s difficult to faithfully present the gospel because “Christianity is seen as an emotion-driven activity rather than an understanding of God and love for him on a cognitive level.” More gospel-centered churches are needed in Nepal, and Acts 29 is meeting this need. We’re hosting another assessment conference to interview and train more planters in the country later this year, and hope this results in more churches planted.
Acts 29 is hosting another assessment conference to interview and train more planters in Nepal later this year.
This work wouldn’t be possible without your partnership. Please pray for these conversations and for the gospel to continue to flourish throughout Nepal and the Asia-Pacific region!