Early in 18th century two Roman Catholic Fathers left Rome to work as missionary in Tibet. After 3 years of long journey they arrived in Kathmandu on 21st Feb 1707. After some time of rest in Kathmandu they proceeded their journey to Tibet for their mission. They worked in Tibet for four and half years. But life was very hard for them to continue their mission there. So they returned to Kathmandu again. At that time Nepal was divided in many small kingdoms and Kathmandu was one of them. Those two Fathers together with a few others later added began their ministry in Kathmandu. Their life and ministry was appreciated by the king of Kathmandu Valley. In course of time some people had become Christian. But in the middle of this century Prithivi Naryan Shah became the king of Gorkha, which was one of the kingdoms at that time. He was very brave and conquered all the kingdoms and made the present Nepal as one kingdom. He made Kathmandu as the capital of Nepal. The king suspected the Fathers of being partners with the British, because at that time the British were ruling India and other parts of the world . The Fathers were treated badly and were compelled to leave the Country. The situation was difficult also for the Nepali Christians to live in Kathmandu, so they migrated to India in Feb. 1769 and began to settle in a town of Bettia. According to recent government policy the ruler of Nepal adopted no foreigners were allowed to enter the county. Christianity was considered as a foreign religion. Since then no more Christians were allowed to live and work in Nepal.
While Nepal remained closed for 200 years the Gospel of Jesus Christ, though God was still at work preparing the ground through His people across the boarders and across the sea. He had not closed His mission for the People of Nepal. God raised such men and women who heard HIs voce and were obedient to carry His Gospel to Nepal. The mission was undertaken sometimes by individuals, sometimes by Churches and sometimes by mission organizations. Christians around the world prayed for Nepal that the door for the Gospel of Christ may be opened.
In 1951 a political revolution took place. As a result, the Rana`s dictatorship came to an end and new democratic government came in power. Thus the door was opened to foreign mission to come to Nepal and help in the development work such as schools, hospitals, etc. Taking this as an opportunity and realizing that it is an answer to the prayer Christians in different parts of the world were inspired to start mission in Nepal.
Over a period of time various missions and Para church organizations have come to Nepal with their main agenda to share the Gospel to the people of Nepal in various ways. Among those missions the International Nepal Fellowship was officially opened in 1952, then United Mission to Nepal in 1953. In course of time some Nepali Christian living in Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Sikkim and other parts of India were inspired to come to Nepal and share their faith to the people who speak the same language. Thus the Gospel of Jesus Christ entered Nepal and began to spread gradually. From the beginning, the leaders of the mission which were involved in various types of development work made a clear policy not to start any foreign denominations in Nepal. Also, those Christians coming individually from Darjeeling, etc shared the gospel and not any denomination, if they had belonged to any. This certainly was the good beginning of the history of the churches in Nepal.
Then ten year period during the early 1951 to 1960 was a time of democracy. Nepal was like secular state having no restriction on the conversion of religion. It was a time for the Christians to find ways to witness to Christ to their people. The entry of the Gospel of Jesus began to take place in different parts of the country. However, due to various reasons no significant growth of the Christians was seen. Nevertheless, it was still the time of preparation. The Gospel has power. It is the word of God. Since 1958 onwards the harvest was almost ready, but the workers were few. People began to respond to the Gospel and accept Jesus as their Savior. Fellowships were started in different centers under the leadership of those who were waiting and praying for the door to open in Nepal and who were pioneer in Church leadership .