Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, is the largest city in the nation with a population of 1.7 million in the Kathmandu District and upwards of 2.5 million in the greater Kathmandu Valley. Like greater Nepal, Hinduism and Buddhism are considered its main religions.
While Christians are certainly in the minority in Kathmandu, there are about 15 independent Baptist churches located throughout the city, with an average attendance of about 50 believers each. As recently as last week, missionary Paul Taube won his first Nepali to Christ and baptized another believer in Kathmandu.
As you can see, the Lord is working in Kathmandu. But, there is still so much work to be done. The vast majority of Kathmandu’s population knows little to nothing about the Savior Jesus Christ. We need more laborers who will go to Kathmandu to boldly proclaim the good news of the God of love who sent His Son to die for the world.
I challenge you to pray for Kathmandu. Pray that missionaries in the city would be bold in their witness for Christ. Pray for the churches to grow. And pray that the Lord would send more laborers into this field with the gospel.