NEPAL: Wife of Threatened Evangelist Suffering After Trauma

26 April 2023

Source: The Voice of the Martyrs USA

There is a small, visible Christian community in Nepal, but believers experience opposition from extremists among the Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist and Marxist groups.

Christians face harassment and beatings from local Hindu nationalists who envision Nepal becoming a ‘pure’ Hindu nation.

Jagat Wagle was transformed from a violent career criminal to a passionate evangelist when he encountered Jesus in the Bible given to him by a stranger in 1996. Since then, he completed Bible school, became a pastor and now shepherds more than 300 believers.

Hindu radical groups that dominate the area where Jagat ministers have repeatedly threatened harm or death, even bombing one church and posting pamphlets identifying Jagat as ‘most wanted’.

One morning, police alerted him that his life was in imminent danger, and he took refuge in the mountains. The anguish of that time has had a lasting effect on Jagat’s wife, causing tremendous suffering. Jagat remains passionate about his ministry, but his wife’s condition is a heavy burden, and he asks for prayer.

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    Praise God for the way He put Jagat’s life on a new path and has been using him for the expansion of His kingdom ever since.

    Pray for the church in Nepal, that they will be united in love and be courageous for the gospel. Pray for those who currently oppose the Lord and His church.

    Pray for Jagat’s wife, that the Lord would ease her suffering and give her His peace, healing and protection. Pray that she and Jagat will take comfort in the goodness and sovereignty of God and be encouraged.

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