SIM Nepal exists to glorify God by partnering with and empowering local churches, organizations and communities through diverse ministries. As Jesus followers and as lifelong students of language and culture, we:
- commit to partner with one another, local churches and organizations in order to promote the goal of Nepalis experiencing fullness of life through positive transformation.
- seek to humbly represent Christ in character, word and action as a multi-ethnic and multi-skilled team, prayerfully serving as He leads, in order to glorify Him through health, education, development, disciplemaking, training, equipping and other ministries.
- cross barriers to demonstrate Christ’s love in communities where He is least known.
- Disaster response
- Community development
- Mentoring and disciple making
- Training and equipping
Communities where He is least known
In Nepal, approximately 80 per cent of the people are Hindu, 10 per cent are Buddhist, 5 per cent are Muslim, and 1.4 per cent are Christian.
People living in the Terai
The southern plains of Terai are home to more than half of the country’s population, with a variety of languages, castes and ethnic backgrounds. Agriculture is the main occupation. Challenges include poverty, inequalities between the genders and castes, disasters (especially earthquakes, floods and fires) and health and hygiene issues.
Of the nearly one million Muslims in Nepal, 97 per cent live in the Terai. SIM is reaching out to Nepalis from a variety of backgrounds in the Terai, demonstrating God’s love through various transformative and empowering ministries.
People living with disabilities
More than half a million people are known to be living with disabilities in Nepal. The actual number is higher, because many are segregated from society due to stigma and shame. The spiritual beliefs of Nepalis have traditionally regarded disability as a punishment for bad deeds in a previous life.
People with disabilities are often treated as objects of pity; some are neglected and abandoned. People with disabilities have more health problems, lower education levels and higher unemployment than the rest of the population. They also experience higher rates of abuse, discrimination and social exclusion.
Through partnerships, SIM is reaching out to those affected by disabilities, by providing treatment, rehabilitation, vocational training, advocacy for inclusion and social participation and psychosocial care and support.
Pray for work permits and visas; it is not easy to get these documents.
Pray for Christians, as persecution has been increasing.
Pray for Muslim people living in the Terai to experience fullness of life in Christ.
Pray for Muslim people living in the Terai to experience fullness of life in Christ
Pray for our various ministries, with the goal that Nepalis will be empowered and experience positive transformation.
Interested in serving in Nepal?
Complete the form below, and a member of our team will reach out to learn more about you, answer your questions, and discuss next steps as you explore serving with SIM.
Please note that SIM missionaries raise financial support. We trust God to provide and we will assist you in the support raising process! If this is a concern for you, our recruitment team will be happy to discuss this process with you further.