PARTNERING FOR THE GOSPEL

SIM Nepal exists to glorify God together by partnering with and empowering local churches, organizations, and communities through diverse ministries. As His followers and life-long students of language and culture, we:

• Commit to partner with one another, local churches, and organizations to promote Nepalis experiencing fullness of life through positive transformation.

• Seek to humbly represent Him in character, word, and action as a multi-ethnic, multi-skilled team, prayerfully serving as He leads in order to glorify Him through: health, education, development, disciple-making, training, and equipping ministries.

• Cross barriers to demonstrate his love in communities where He is least known.

Communities where He is least known

In Nepal, over 80 percent of people are Hindu, 10 percent Buddhist, 5 percent Muslim and 1.4 percent Christian.

People living in the Terai

The southern plains of Terai are home to more than 50 percent of the country’s population, with a variety of caste and ethnic backgrounds and languages. Agriculture is the main occupation. Challenges include poverty; ethnic inequalities between gender and caste; disasters (especially earthquakes, floods and fires); health and hygiene issues. Of the nearly 1 million Muslims living in Nepal, 97 percent live in the Terai. SIM is reaching out to Nepalis from different backgrounds and ethnicities in the Terai, demonstrating God’s love through a variety of 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, as many are segregated from society due to stigma and shame. The spiritual beliefs of Nepalis have traditionally regarded disability as punishment for bad deeds in a previous life. People with disabilities are often treated as objects of pity; some are neglected and abandoned.

PRAYERS

1.

Pray for work permits/visas, as it is not easy to get these documents.

2.

Pray for Christians, as persecution has been increasing.

3.

Pray for Muslim people living in the Terai to experience fullness of life in Jesus.

4.

Pray for political stability and safety.

5.

Pray for our various ministries, 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.

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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.