We have a vision for a new church in Nepal, a country where for centuries, no Christian missionaries were allowed to enter.
• Can you envision a land where cows are holy, animal sacrifices are a weekly occurrence, and human cremations take place daily?
• Can you envision a country that officially worships 330 million gods and only has a population of 29 million people?
• Can you envision what it would be like to live in a country where for most of its history the King was considered to be one of those gods?
• Can you envision living in a country where the mass media has launched an extensive campaign against Christians, accusing them of destroying the culture?
• Can you envision a country where for centuries, no Christians (at least missionaries) were allowed to enter?
• Can you envision what it would be like to live in one of the poorest countries in the world?
• Can you envision the impact a new Church preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ could have in a place like this?
I want to share with you a challenging ministry opportunity God has presented to God Loves Kids. We have an opportunity to help launch a Church in Nepal which is one of the most unreached countries in the world, with almost 80% of its population being Hindu, the rest Buddhist or animist, and less than 1% Christian.
Yes, I said plant a church in a country where Hinduism is the major religion. In fact, Nepal is a country known as the last Hindu kingdom in the world, and with Hinduism comes many spiritual challenges – one of the greatest being the Caste System. The Caste System is a major issue, and the reason the religious social system of Hinduism so clearly devalues humanity. The structure of this system says that you must always be in the caste into which you were born. The Brahmin caste is the most privileged in the society, because people in this group are considered to be gods. Every other caste is under them. People were, and still are, identified with their caste in the society as well as in the government of Nepal. When a person becomes Christian, he or she loses their identity and becomes an outcast without standing in the community, therefore losing any social & even government recognition. You are no longer considered a Nepali and you lose your citizenship.2