Living and breathing the mission of God
Director of the National Missions Commission of Nepal
Ram Prasad is the director of the National Missions Commission of Nepal: a role which is jointly funded by Church Mission Society and the National Churches Fellowship of Nepal.
Ram is working to bring mission awareness to the churches, to provide training in evangelism, and to send trained missionaries throughout the Himalayan regions in partnership with local churches.
There was a time when missionaries to Asia came mostly from western countries. Today, there are more Christians in the global South than in the West. Many of these Christians, like Ram, are eager to become missionaries in their regions.
CMS believes it makes sense, financially and culturally, to support local mission partners, which is why they paid for Ram's training and theological studies. While it can cost around £25,000 a year to send a UK missionary to Asia, to support a local missionary can cost as little as £1,500 a year.
As he studied, Ram says God gave him a vision for sending Nepali missionaries to parts of Nepal that had never heard the name of Jesus.
Today the National Missions Commission of Nepal trains and sends out new missionaries each year to unreached areas of Nepal as well as to other countries in Asia. Within three years, each missionary is expected to plant at least one church.