Population: More than 23 million
Religion: Hindu 74.82%,Buddhist 16%, Muslim 5%, Christian 1.89%
Other religions 1.7% non-Religious/other 0.5%, Sikh 0.06%, Baha’l 0.03%
Major Languages: Nepail 47.8%, Maithali 12.1% Bhojpuri 7.4%, Tharu( Dagaura/Rana) 5.8%
Tamang 5.1%, Newar 3.6%, Magar 3.3% Awadhi 2.4% other 1.0%.
Unspecified 2.5%(2001 Census).There are 124 languages spoken in Nepal
Answers to Prayer
A new Nepal began in 2008 with the absolute power of the Hindu monarchy yielding to pro-democracy protests. Sweeping political change, begun in the 1950s, has climaxed in the last couple of years. This is an answer to the specific prayers of almost all Christians in Nepal who have interceded for their nation, and it paves the way for new freedoms and opportunities for Christian ministry.
Sustained church growth over decades and through many trials gives Nepali Christianity a strong foundation. The first church was formed in 1952 with 29 Christians.
At the height of persecution in 1990, there were 200,000 believers. In 2010 there are as many as 850,000 Christ-followers in nearly 10,000 groups. This was achieved by willingness to suffer for the gospel, profound prayerfulness and a Nepali-driven long-term commitment to evangelism and church planting. Now, new social and transformational ministries are growing on the back of this foundation.
- There is a church planted in every one of the 75 districts of Nepal, and there are at least some believers in almost every people and caste group.
- 500,000 children work as laborers before they reach the age of 14
- The Whole Bible is available in 6 languages.
- The New Testament is available in 11 languages. Parts of the Bible are being translated in 21 languages.
- 86 languages spoken do not have a Bible.
- Pray against the strongholds of spiritual forces.