There is a large population of Nepali people who go to the Gulf Countries of the Middle East for work. There are also many Bhutanese/Nepali people who have come to the United States as refugees. Many of them have found Christ, some even before reaching the U.S. They have a vision for planting churches among the Nepali workers in the Gulf Countries. EFC-ER is taking the lead to organize Luke 10 Trips that will explore that possibility.
The Gulf States were recently approved by the EFM board as one of the new mission fields that EFM is committed to launching as a part of the Luke 10 Initiative and Five Year Goal. You can read about the 2023 Exploration Trip here and the 2022 Exploration Trip here.
To learn more about the Five Year goal, visit here.