Day 13

MAY | 2022

Nepal

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

Since the 2018 anti-proselytization laws were introduced, only one pastor has been accused and charged under these laws. Pastor Keshab Raj Acharya was in and out of jail over a period of 18 months while his case was ongoing. At the end of 2021, he was found guilty and sentenced to two years in prison, but a further appeal has allowed him to be released on bail again. Pray for a resolution to this case. Pray that this law will not be upheld. Pray that Pastor Acharya and his family and congregation will be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power (The Bible, Ephesians 6:10).

Source: Pastor in Nepal sentenced to prison under proselytism law (Evangelical Focus)

MORE ABOUT THIS COUNTRY

Nepal is famous for its high mountains and for its devastating earthquake that shook the nation in 2015. Recovery from the earthquake has been hampered by political infighting which has prevented the release of funds that were pledged. An extremely poor country, Nepal’s economy relies on international aid and tourism which has suffered tremendously because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Human trafficking and corruption remain major problems. Nepal and India are the world’s only Hindu majority nations. Despite this, Nepal is officially a secular nation and freedom of religion was enacted in 2006, but persecution has intensified.

CHIEF OF STATE
President Bidhya Devi Bhandari
HEAD OF GOV.
PM Sher Bahadur Deuba
POPULATION
31,551,000
CHRISTIANS
0.9%
EVANGLICAL CHRISTIANS
Unknown
DOMINANT RELIGION
Hinduism
PERSECUTION RANKING
34
REFUGEES
39,012
LIFE EXPECTANCY
67.52 yrs
LITERACY RATE
66%
POPULATION BELOW POVERTY LINE
25.2%