Nepal is known as the paradise of mountains. The Himalayan range, which contains the tallest peak of the world, rests in Nepal; a small country nestled between the mammoth nations of India and China. The population of Nepal is around 30 million and is composed of many tribes, cultures, and languages. After centuries of Hindu monarchy, the revolution of 1990 saw Nepal evolve into constitutional monarchy. This offered partial freedom of religion and allowed the Christian church to start growing rapidly. However, lack of resources and continued resistance from the pagan majority has hampered a greater work, and the church continues to suffer and struggle.
CURRENT POLITICS OF NEPAL
Nepal is a federal republic democratic country .A federal republic was established in may 2008 which ended 240 years of monarchy rule in Nepal. The politics of Nepal functions within a framework of a republic with a multi-party system. Currently, the position of president (head of state) is occupied by Bidhya Devi Bhandari. The position of prime minister (head of government) is held by Sher Bahadur Deuba.Executive power is exercised by the prime minister and his cabinet, while legislative power is vested in the constituent assembly.
THE MAP OF NEPAL
Our organization in Nepal is one of the officially registered Christian organizations with the government. Legal support has been granted for our humanitarian work, including medical outreach, clean well water construction, and food/medicine/clothing provision for the poorest people. Our orphanages are at full capacity, taking about 300 orphans at a time. The main problem in the ancient case system, an unwritten code that stratifies society and gives preference to a small, rich minority. Due to lack of opportunity, the majority of the population has remained illiterate, uneducated and ignored.
Those who have found the light of our Lord Jesus Christ are immediately rejected from the families and the community. Most Christians are from the lowest caste and have no opportunities for employment. The churches are facing continuous financial shortage which hinders them from providing money. Thus, we are totally dependent on support from the wealthy, western churches who are currently immune from these challenges. Evangelistic outreach ministries project
For achieving the goal, we have planned the following seven projects: :
1. A nation wide evangelistic and church planting project.
2. Lutheran Bible college in Kathmandu to train city and town pastors
3. The establishment of lutheranorphanages in key population centers
4. Lutheran Christian primary, middle and high schools.
5. Christian liberal art college for young boys and girls
6. Skills and jobs training vocational institute for young people
7. A medical college and hospital to train medical professionals.
1.NATIONWIDE EVANGELISM AND CHURCH PLANTING PROJECT.
The main task of this project is to proclaim the gospel to all 45 unreached tribes all over Nepal. We need to train a group of 12 young people to head smaller evangelical groups for different locations. This will require the purchase of film projectors, video sets, tv sets, literature, bicycles, motor bikes, music instruments, cassette players, comestibles, computers, vehicles, and tools. We also seek to create a centralized recording studio for the creation of evangelistic messages which can be distributed throughout these areas.
2. LUTHERAN BIBLE COLLEGE
Since first being opened, the existing Bible college has been able to teach about 200 young leaders the majority of whom are already serving as church leaders. Our current efforts center around construction of a building for the Bible college, which can accommodate our current student body of sixty. We estimate that this will require at least 32856 square feet of land, and a building containing the classes, chapel, auditorium, hostel, offices, library,
3. LUTHERAN CHILDREN’S HAVEN
In 1985. Started the new life children’s haven, an orphanage that initially cared for the needs of twelve children. This increased to 150, and by God’s grace we hope to eventually accommodate over three thousand. Our policy for taking the child in our new life Christian children haven orphanage is to obtain a recommendation from the district authorities both political and administrative chief officers. Children suffering from severe deprivation are priorities. Our criteria for neediness are the fact of severe poverty and inability of the parents of the child to look after the child due to debilitating illness or physical/mental handicap.
Our expansion program seeks to establish small family units (12-16 children) all over Nepal so the children will enjoy maximum attention and affection. The central leadership will issue guidelines for all the family homes to assist foster parents in educating, socializing, and caring for the children. The estimated budget for running the homes include rent and utilities and have been calculated on the basis of family homes rental and the target for the first year being considered 1000 children and gradually adding 1000 more children in each successive year supporting staff salaries are calculated on the basis of each home.