The Gurung are a minority people group in Nepal who are culturally and
linguistically relate to the Tibetans. Due to the influence of the majority
Nepalese, the Gurung are gradually losing their language and culture, and young
people are adopting the Nepali language and even Hinduism over their traditional
• The Gurung have had little response to the gospel in the past, however, church-planting work among
them has increased and there is a sense that a new interest in the gospel is
taking place. Pray that this new season of openness might be stewarded well by
• The Gurung homeland is in the mountain valleys of Central Nepal, where most work
as subsistence farmers. As a result of extreme poverty many have migrated to the
lower plains of Nepal. Pray that these migrants might encounter a welcoming
among Nepali believers.
• In the past Gurung believers have been severely persecuted in Gurung villages.
Pray that the new generation of believers coming to faith might stand firm and be
able to remain in their communities.
Heavenly Father, we rejoice that the day of salvation has come for the Gurung. May
their valleys and mountains resound with your praise!