Biratnagar, Nepal

Demographic Overview
  • Population 215,000
  • 1% Christian, 83% Hindu, 8% Buddhist, 5% Muslim
  • 4th largest city in Nepal
  • Major industrial city
  • Most ethnically diverse region of Nepal as it borders India
  • It is estimated that 25,000 Nepalese girls are trafficked to India and beyond yearly
  • 80% of the girls that are trafficked will end up being sexually exploited
  • 48% literacy rate
2018-Present Major Accomplishments
  • 1,834 newly baptized believers
  • 86 new house fellowships started
  • 1 church built and strengthened
  • 1 Bible training school established
  • 161 girls rescued from trafficking
  • 10 women’s empowerment groups started with 311 members
  • 18 community business start-ups established
  • 35,000 meals served during covid crisis relief
First Colony's 2022 Mission Plans
  • Support 6 Nepali missionaries who will plant churches among “untouchable” social class
  • Add 2 more Nepali families to the mission team
  • Purchase land & build a house church ready to transition to a community church
  • Launch a Bible training school to equip Nepali ministers and lay leaders
  • Host a leader conference for 100 Nepali ministers from across Nepal
  • Distribute 500 Bibles
  • Show Jesus Video to 5,000 people
  • Share the Gospel with 30,000 people
  • Host 60 discipleship and leadership trainings across South East Nepal
  • Partner with border station efforts to rescue girls from the sex trade
  • Establish new surveillance & counseling team to oversee a new train station going from Nepal to India
  • Help six trafficked girls start business and stay away from trafficking situations
  • Support human trafficking awareness programs and support groups
  • Send one short-term mission team