Day 13

DECEMBER | 2021

Nepal

PRAYER FOR THIS COUNTRY

This month we celebrate that Jesus is Emmanuel—God with us. He came into the world to be with us, save us and give us assurance of eternal life. This God is our God forever and ever. He will be our guide even to the end. As we think of eternal life, we are grieved when people who don’t know Jesus perish without hearing the Good News. Recent storms resulting in flash floods have caused the deaths of more than 180 people in Nepal and northern India with dozens still missing. Pray for the mercy of Jesus on Nepal! May the families of flood victims have the opportunity to hear about Jesus this month (The Bible, Psalm 48:14).

Source: Death toll passes 180 in Nepal and India floods

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%