Nepal, though a small and relatively poor national situated between the more powerful nations of India and China, has experienced one of the most significant bursts of church growth in history. Trustworthy statistics indicate there were less than 100 Christians in the country in 1960. Today the number might be as high as 2.5 million, representing 10% of the entire population. More than outside evangelistic help, the Nepali church today needs Biblical and theological education and help in building the national economy. With the proper training and resources, Nepal could take on a major role in reaching its neighbors in South and Central Asia.
Nepal has one of the fastest growing churches in the world.
Hinduism and Buddhism are the dominant religions (90%).
Nepal ranks 145/187 in Human Development Indicators, placing them in the bottom 25%.
8 of the 10 highest mountains in the world are in Nepal. Mt. Everest is the highest at 29,035 feet.