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Profile : Nepal

Region: South Asia
Capital: Kathmandu
Population: 29,033,914
Area: 147 181
GDP per capita: $1200.00
Religions: Hindu 81.3%, Buddhist 9%, Muslim 4.4%
Languages: Nepali

Description

Nepal is one of the world's least developed countries. It was the only official Hindu state in the world until the monarchy was abolished in 2007 as part of a compromise measure aimed at ending a decade-long Maoist insurgency. Political instability and security concerns continue to cause problems.

Nepal is landlocked and acts as an important buffer zone between India and China. Eight of the world's ten highest peaks are in Nepal. Hydroelectric power is a potential growth and export industry. While most people still live in rural areas, urbanisation has seen Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, double in size in the 1990s.

Despite years of persecution, the number of Christians has grown to an estimated 400,000 in 2000. Churches led by local teachers and pastors have been planted in each of the country's 75 districts.

Prayer Points

  • Pray that God will continue to enable UMN to serve those living in poverty in Nepal, and to make Christ known through the words and lives of UMN workers.
  • Pray for school students

at KISC, that they would study diligently and grow up hearing the gospel of Jesus, preached faithfully by Christian friends, family and teachers.

  • Pray that Christians in Nepal would remain united and strong in their faith.
  • Pray that those involved in INF in Nepal would remain in Christ, being bold in giving an answer for the hope they have, and seeing much fruit.
  • Praise God for providing a Nepali Christian to serve as Medical Director for Green Pastures Hospital, where Ruth has served.
  • Pray that the Nepali people would be protected from natural disasters.
  • Pray that the Nepali government would make wise and transparent decisions that are good for the people of Nepal.

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Opportunities

Category Opportunity Category Duration
Professional Doctors - Nepal Medical Long Term
Professional Health Professionals - Nepal Medical Long Term
Bible and Theology, Professional Pastoral Carer - Nepal Development and Caring Long Term
Education Primary Teachers - Nepal Long and Short Term
Education School Teachers - Nepal School Teachers Long Term and Short Term
Education Teacher Trainers - Nepal School Teachers Long Term and Short Term

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