Nepal

Since 2004

At one time Nepal was the world’s only official Hindu kingdom. Hinduism is so strong in Nepal that during their monarchy years the king of Nepal was worshipped as the incarnation of a Hindu God. Today, Nepal identifies itself as a secular nation. Although the politics have changed, the people of Nepal remain deeply religious, especially the 86% who are followers of Hinduism. Despite this, many people of Nepal are failing to find hope and fulfillment in life, and are spiritually hungry.

Since October, 2004, The Tide ministry has been producing and airing a weekly Christian radio program in the Nepali language. This program is called ‘Prasasta Jivan’ which means ‘Abundant Life’ in English. This program has the potential to reach over 19 million Nepali speaking people with the message that Jesus came to give them abundant life.

In 2013, we added programming in the Tharu language to help make disciples and plant churches among the Tharu people of Nepal. Most of this tribal people group practices an ethnic religion influenced by Hindusim, and less than 0.5% of Tharu people are Christian.

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News from Nepal

Radio Programs Reach Listeners in Remote Villages of Nepal

The Tide® radio programs reach people around the world in a variety of settings—in busy cities, in rural farmland and in remote villages. These precious listeners are from a multitude of backgrounds, but they have one thing in common—they are valued in Jesus’...

Nepal Listeners Share Impact of Gospel Programming

For 14 years, The Tide® has been recording and broadcasting gospel programming in the nation of Nepal, which is heavily Hindu. Just a fraction of the population is Christian, and The Tide programs in two languages—Nepali and Tharu—aim to lift up listeners and...