Amar Mandal had been the only Christian in his village in Nepal. Even though his family opposes him and he faces rejection by the community, he is faithful and bold in his witness. “If I don’t share the gospel with my villagers, I will be always alone,” he said.

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In July, Pastor Krishna Pariyar’s mother, who was also a believer, passed away in their home village. Because there is no local place for Christians to bury their dead, Pastor Krishna chose to bury his mother on his own land. However, Pastor Krishna’s Hindu neighbors opposed this and insisted that the body be cremated according to Hindu ritual.

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After working as a security guard for 45 years, Krishna Prasad, now 65, returned to Nepal. His family, however, wouldn’t let him stay at their home; distraught, he tried to commit suicide. His younger son, who lived in another part of Nepal, took him in. After moving in with his son, he still felt no inner peace. Someone he met suggested that he go to church because Jesus could give him peace.

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“Pastor Chitria” has been arrested multiple times for his ministry work in Nepal. He says such treatment is an honor and a privilege! Pastor Chitria talks about preparing believers to stand strong in the face of Christian persecution. He says new Christians preparing for baptism must answer seven questions, including whether they are willing to lose their family, friends and even their freedom to stand for Christ. Hindus believe there are more than 330 million gods—yet radical Hindus in Nepal see Jesus as a great threat to their life and culture. Pastor Chitria shares one unique challenge Nepali Christians face when one of their fellow believers dies, and how it is used to pressure new believers to renounce their faith in Christ. Never miss an episode of VOM Radio! Subscribe to the podcast.

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Believers in Nepal are mourning the death of a beloved pastor who died from complications of coronavirus. Lomas Shrestha had served as a pastor for the last 20 years after coming to Christ. Last year, Pastor Lomas enthusiastically distributed Christmas Care Packs and supplies to pastors during the first wave of the pandemic. “This is the right time to help people who are in need,” he said.

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