Nepal (MNN/FEBC) — Doors are opening the Gospel in Nepal. According to the Far East Broadcasting
Company, with the arrival of the new government and leadership, Christians are
no longer persecuted as before.
Nepal is also a leader in Asia in the
development of community radio, so there is government support. And with the advent of freedom, believers are laying the
groundwork for building up the body of Christ.
Last June, the first of several planned Christian radio
stations began broadcasting in Dadeldhura and Okhaldunga. They
are part of a project called "Community Radio Initiative in Nepal," or
The project is a partnership between Far East Broadcasting
Associates UK (FEBA-UK) and the Human Development & Community Services
(HDCS), a Nepali Christian non-governmental organization.
The goal is to build FM stations in districts where HDCS has
hospitals, which provide vital services to thousands of Nepali.
The stations broadcast to listeners who have little or no
contact with Christians or the Gospel. It's a work in progress. Training is ongoing and will continue to be a
big part of the CoRIN Project's focus.
The long term goal for CoRIN is to see a number of stations
around the country become self-supporting within the next four to five years
and remain a long-term presence in their communities. Ongoing funding will be
required for this.
Pray for the country and government of Nepal, where there
has been a lot of unrest due to shortages of basic supplies such as
electricity, petrol and water. Pray for
encouragement for CoRIN staff, particularly Project Co-ordinator Vijay and
three staff members in both Dadeldhura and Okhaldunga.