Citizen Journalism with a Better Flavor
Volume IX, Issue XVIIa
Prayer for Nepal
A Missionary friend in Nepal Writes: "I just spoke with one of our pastors in Makwanpur. He said, most of the houses have collapsed and villagers are spending night outside. It has been raining there. Most of the national and international relief efforts are doing something in Capital but Villagers are left out. They have no phone, no leaders for them to get the Govt or international help get to them. I am teaming up with our pastors and planning to take our Bible School guys to some of these villages. The challenge is: How to bring needed supplies to them, since roads are damaged and it is raining. Your prayers are appreciated."
The BBC reports that at least 3617 people have perished as a result of Saturday's earthquake. Tent cities have sprung up around Kathmandu as people have either lost their homes or are afraid to enter them if they are still standing. In rural areas roads are destroyed. Rain and landslides make matters worse.
Relief efforts are underway in Kathmandu. Climbers stranded on Mt. Everest have been rescued. But it is in the villages that the need is great as well. Missionaries like my friend (a Nepali citizen) have their work cut out for them. If you would like to help, you can send any amount to my friend's home church:
Calvary Chapel Lynchburg,
742 Leesville Rd. Lynchburg, VA 24502.
Please make a note on your check that this is for the Nepali earthquake relief.
Other ministries getting aid to Nepal are:
Samaritan's Purse [click to read]
Advancing Native Missions [click to read]