Nepal Mission Initiative
The United Methodist Church in Nepal currently has 22 congregations and is steadily growing. High in the Himalayan Mountains, Nepal is predominantly Hindu.
All of the congregations have indigenous leaders. The Rev. Devi Bahadur Bhujel, a missionary, is the senior pastor. Born and raised in Nepal, he began his journey in Christian faith when he heard a radio broadcast about Jesus Christ. As his faith deepened, so did his commitment to serve Christ. While studying for ministry in India, he met his wife, Karuna, who died in a motorcycle accident in April, 2005.
The United Methodist Church will have its first mission center in Nepal through the generosity of an individual church member in New Jersey. Mr. Chang W. Kim of Arcola United Methodist Church, Paramus, NJ, has given $100,000 to the General Board of Global Ministries toward the purchase of a building in Kathmandu to house offices, a congregation, and housing for the pastor. The board will add another $114,000 to the project.
The United Methodist Church has had a presence for almost fifty years in Nepal through the United Mission to Nepal, and continues this strong and important relationship of vital medical and health, agrarian, educational, and a variety of technical services and ministries in a country with tremendous needs.
- Gift of Individual Through New Jersey Church Will Provide Mission Center in Nepal, April 2007
- New United Methodist Church in Nepal Named in Memory of Missionary Killed in Road Accident, June 2005
- United Methodist Missionary Killed In Motorbike Accident in Nepal, April 2005
- The First United Methodist Church Dedicated in Nepal, February 2003