NEPAL: Pastor Keshav Released on Bail

08 February 2023

NEPAL Pastor Keshav Released on Bail

Source: Church in Chains

Since March 2020, Pastor Keshav Raj Acharya of the Abundant Harvest Church in Pokhara has faced numerous allegations and charges.

Initially charged with spreading false information about COVID-19, the pastor was eventually cleared of all accusations. However, he was later arrested for two cases of “outraging religious feelings”.

In July 2022, he was convicted and sentenced to one year in prison.

An appeal of Pastor Keshav’s conviction has since been filed, and the upcoming court hearing is scheduled to take place on 10 February. Thankfully, as of 8 January, this father of two young children has been released on bail in the meantime. Pastor Keshav’s wife, Junu, is currently leading churches in two locations with a combined membership of about 500 people.

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    Praise God that Pastor Keshav has been released from prison as he awaits the scheduled court hearing.

    Pray for Pastor Keshav’s legal representatives and the verdict of the upcoming hearing. Ask for the Lord’s favour and intervention.

    Uphold the members of Pastor Keshav’s churches as he deals with these legal issues, and also for Junu as she faithfully continues with their ministry work – in addition to caring for their young children.

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