Nepal: Where Talking About Your Faith Gets You Fined, Jailed, Attacked

July 2, 2019 by Lindy Lowry in Prayer updates

In Nepal, the situation for Christians is worsening. And the spiritual climate is becoming increasingly tension-filled. Our local ministry partners in the Southeast Asian country are sharing multiple stories of persecution–including several recent incidents of Christians being accused of proselytizing.

Under Nepal’s criminal code, the state forbids a person from one faith to “convert a person or abet him to change his religion,” Anyone, including Christians, can be falsely accused of converting someone.

Please pray that our brothers and sisters in Nepal “… stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong” (1 Cor. 16:13). Pray that as they endure this increasing persecution, their stories of unjust treatment would spread and the gospel would be shared. Pray that in the face of uncertainty and fear of accusations, Christians would continue to serve others despite the risk. Pray with those who are in police custody or prison for talking about their faith. Finally, pray that these laws would be eradicated and that religious freedom would become part of Nepal’s identity. 

 

 

 

 

 

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