This from the Samaritan’s Purse Website:
Samaritan’s Purse is rushing disaster response experts and supplies to Nepal in the aftermath of the catastrophic 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the county on Saturday, killing thousands and destroying numerous houses and buildings.
More than 2,400 people are known to have died in Nepal, and the death toll is expected to rise as officials dig through the rubble.
One of our partner churches in Nepal were holding a church service when the earthquake hit. After they felt the quake, they led the people outside and had a one hour worship service after the earthquake, praising God for the safety of their church members. “We are thankful for God that we built a building to withstand a 7.9 earthquake. We are serving our community. We are opening our doors for the community to come in.”
This from Gospel for Asia:
Gospel for Asia has 450 churches and 20 Bridge of Hope centers in the region. Some churches and some centers have been destroyed by the quake.
Between 30 and 40 of Gospel for Asia’s missionaries serving in Uttar Pradesh, an Indian state bordering Nepal, are headed toward the destruction to help.
This is estimated to be the worst earthquake to hit Nepal in 80 years.
Pray for God’s work to go forward and for many to come to know Jesus during this disaster.
We encourage you to give to one of these organizations to help with the relief efforts.