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Nepali Christians praying - Photo: AsiaNews
Photo: AsiaNews

In August 2018, a new anti-conversion law came into effect in Nepal, including new punishments for those convicted (see this report). According to John Puidate of Bibles for the World, this has resulted in persecution as never before.

At the same time, however, God's Spirit has been moving hearts and bringing many to faith in Christ. John Puidate speaks of tremendous growth among those following the Christian faith, despite the dangers. "We've seen Nepal go from totally unreached levels (two to three percent) all the way up to three million followers of Christ. That's ten percent of the population."

Praise God for this wonderful news! Remember these new brothers and sisters in your prayers, as they face the challenges of following Christ in the midst of oppression.