Nepal is a small country in South Asia Pacific region with an area of approximately 150,000 km square, situated between India and China. According to the census of 2011, it has a population of around 30 million with growth of 1:35% per annum. The majority of population in Nepal is below the poverty line as declared by the Human Development Index. Geographically Nepal is divided into 3 regions as Himalayan region, Mountain region and Terai (Plain) region. But administratively it is divided into 5 development regions with 14 zones and 75 districts.
The political situation of Nepal is volatile and unstable. More than 80% of the country populations are considered to be Hindus, whereas the Christian population is only about 1.4% as per the census 2011. However, in reality Christian population is estimated to be above 3%.
Nepal was known as the only Hindu Kingdom in the world for many centuries until 2006 AD when People Movement was successful to overthrow the monarchy system and declare Nepal as Federal Re-public Democratic country. Along with this significant change the new government also declared Nepal as a secular state. This declaration gave more freedom to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ more openly without any legal restriction. In May 2015, Nepal promulgated its new Constitution which mentions Nepal as secular state. However, the definition of secular state says as follows:
Based on this civil laws are being worked as regards to religious freedom. It has been published that an anti-conversion law is being drafted. It is still uncertain how it is going to be implemented.
One of the Ministries of Message of Hope is to broadcast Gospel through National media called Radio Nepal. This ministry has been effective to reach the unreached people with Gospel of Jesus Christ. Since 2006 this ministry has been running to share the Gospel through national media such as Radio Nepal in partnership with likeminded Christian individual friends and organizations and publishing Christian devotional book “The Word For Today” in Nepali language to help the growing numbers of Christians throughout the country including radio listeners with sound biblical teaching.
The Message of Hope was then registered as NGO with the government of Nepal in the name of MESSAGE OF HOPE, NEPAL (MOH). This is the first Christian media program that has been registered with the government. This registration allowed MOH Nepal to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ using government and private Medias. Ever since then MOH has been broadcasting the Gospel message through Radio Nepal. It is encouraging to receive many letters from our listeners every month and to know that many of them are receiving Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Now as the time and context has changed, as people these days use televisions for the means of their entertainment and information, and with the feedback from our listeners.
The vision of “Message of Hope Nepal” is to expand the kingdom of God through medias.
The mission of “Message of Hope Nepal” is - Using national and local medias to reach the unreached people with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through various activities.
⦁ To spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ through medias to the unreached people of Nepal and beyond
⦁ To help the listeners in their faith by providing relevant materials and help them motivate to live Godly life
⦁ To help the nation in bringing peace and reconciliation by means of Biblical message
⦁ To help the Nepali Churches for devotional life by providing relevant literature.
⦁ To bring awareness to the people of Nepal by lifting up the backward people and to run service oriented programs.