Words of Hope has been helping to produce radio programs in the Nepali language since the 1980s. In the country of Nepal, we have partnered with Cross-Way Church for radio broadcasting since 2009.
Nepal is a hard place to do ministry. This mountainous country is home to eight of the ten highest peaks in the world, making distance a real barrier to spreading the gospel. The first church was formed in Nepal in 1952 with just 25 Christians. Successful church planting has seen this number grow quickly, recently swelling to 850,000 converts. This, however, still only accounts for 3% of the population. Leadership training is urgently needed among these fledgling Christian communities. Illiteracy is also a problem in Nepal, with less than half of the population able to read or write. How best can churches raise up leaders and replicate themselves? Words of Hope donors are having a positive impact in the country of Nepal as they come alongside Cross-Way Church to expand the reach of the gospel through media and holistic aid efforts. Donations allow Cross-Way Church to better the community around it in practical ways, and utilize radio and video recording to train up new pastors and nurture church groups in hard-to-reach areas.
- Pray that the power of the gospel would reach the hearts of many more listeners and that they would find hope in Jesus Christ.
- Pray for ongoing church planting efforts.
- Pray for continuing relief and rebuilding efforts following the devastating 2015 earthquakes.