With more than 4,000 people dead from Nepal’s worst earthquake since 1934, the tragedy will likely revive an ongoing debate over burial rituals.

Nepal’s minority Christians and Muslims favor burying their dead, while its majority Hindus prefer cremation. Plans to establish official cemeteries for Christians, who have tripled in number since the Hindu monarchy was abolished in 2006, have not resolved tensions [see below].

World Watch Monitor offers an in-depth report on the issues facing Nepalese Christians, including how a new constitution enshrining religious freedoms continues to be delayed.

( This text is  published before the Earthquake  disaster)

The Seventh Day Adventists tell:

The Assembly of God World Mission Churches:

UPDATE FROM AN AG CHURCH LEADER IN NEPAL – “Three AG churches in nearby districts are totally destroyed and several lives lost. Many village houses are turned into rubble. People in the city of Kathmandu are sleeping on the streets and in open spaces for safety, expecting more major earthquakes. My wife and I are spending the whole night in the car outside our house. We are uncertain about the future, just trusting the Lord for His care.”

Ther Church of Nepal:

500 Christians are fear dead, 200 alone in Dhadhing near Quake center, 100 in Kathmandu, and 200 in rest areas. Total dead bodies collected exceeded 4000. More then 50,000 in intensive care unit. Thousands awaiting rescue and help. Hundreds still missing in Everest avalanche. No water in shop, no food and vegetables since market is not open. Because of fear of more quake, people still are in open field in cold and rain with their little new born babies, difficult for children and elderly. People are starting to have flue, fever and cold. We will start to help others from tomorrow. Its Monday 9:37 PM. Just hitted by Quake again at 9:37 pm.

The Church of Christ in Kathmandu

The Nepal Church of Christ in Kathmandu was holding services when the earthquake hit, leaving five families homeless and injuring one member. “Mobile phones are still not active and public transportation is not available,” the church posted on Facebook, requesting that anyone with a bicycle check on other church members.

Another church in Kathmandu was just letting out as the quake hit. “Ten minutes earlier and everyone would still have been inside,” said Christian Aid’s South Asia director. “There would have certainly been many injuries, if not deaths.”

The impoverished, tourism-dependent nation also lost four of its seven UNESCO sites in the Kathmandu Valley.

On Mt. Everest, at least 18 climbers died following an avalanche.



Nepali, also called Nepalese, is a Himalayan language, mainly spoken in Nepal but also spoken in Sikkim, Bhutan and Darjeeling. It is the language of the Ghurkas and is sometimes called Ghurkali. The language is written in the Devanagari script. The Old Version (OV) was printed by the Baptist Missionary Society in Serampore in 1821. The Revised Version (RV) was published in 1977.

Nepali speaking Christians are mainly evangelical Protestant, with a Catholic minority. Bible work is done by the Bible Society of India and the Nepal Bible Society, which recently produced the Simple Nepali Holy Bible (SNHB).

The Nepali Church is growing, and in 2008 the Neplali government made Christmas a national holiday for the first time.

Nepal Airfields

April 30, 2015

There is only one International Airfield ( 6 km from Kathmandu  eastward)  and its runaway is about 3 km. It seems to function, and  departures and boardings seems to happen every 5 minutes: big planes,  normal  civilian air traffic. if the  internet  info is  Live.

There must be  some oother  runaways soomewhere in the country to bu used by   relief  forces. Hope  soomebopdy  checks all the fiedls.   It is fantastic  fine thing that  Kathmandu Airport is functioning and  the only   runaway is undamaged.

Janakpur has asfalt surface: 1, 006  km runaway

Tumlingtar airpoort

Syangboche  airfield:  Runaway 400 m, unpaved,  for helicopter,  mostly

Surkhet airfioeld,, 1200 m runaway,  asphalt

Simikot airfield, 549 m runaway, black topped

Simara Airport (Nepali: सिमरा विमानस्थल) (IATA: SIFICAO: VNSI) is an airport serving Pipara Simara in Nepal. It is also the clostest airport to Birganj, Nepal’s sixth biggest City. The airport was established July 4, 1958 and is operated by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal.[1]

The airport is capable to handle aircraft from the Nepalese Army Air Service.  1192 m runaway

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