Hundreds hear the Gospel; challenges remain

By January 3, 2013

Nepal (MNN) — There is much to celebrate as 700 people in 25 villages heard the Gospel recently in southern Nepal. Nearly 30 people accepted the Lord as their Savior, and nine were baptized.

But that's the silver lining in a dark situation.

Vision Beyond Borders (VBB) says approximately 400,000 people live in the southern districts where they're working. Of these, only 150 are known to follow Christ. VBB says families in this region are killing their daughters-in-law because of dowry fees, and child marriage is commonplace.

Kids in southern Nepal reportedly marry between the ages of 10 and 14. An estimated 250,000 Nepalese women and girls have been trafficked to India to work in the brothels. NGO's estimate that around 7,500 are trafficked within Nepal's borders each year.

Pray for freedom for those in spiritual bondage. Click here for a 15-day prayer guide for vulnerable women in SE Asia.

In addition, temperatures are dropping, and many people die each year because they lack winter clothing. Ask God to provide needed blankets and supplies to help combat the cold weather.

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