Monday, 27 April 2015


As you must have heard by now, an earthquake (7.8 Richter scale) struck Nepal and parts of India on Saturday. Tremors were felt as far as Delhi, India and Dhaka, Bangladesh. The epicenter of the earthquake was 50 miles north west of Kathmandu valley.

A few highlights for your prayers:
 1. More than 3700 are feared dead.
 2. Rescue operations are on but very chaotic.
 3. Several low intensity aftershocks have continued. Resulting avalanches has  caused much panic.
 4. About 30 of our workers are in south Nepal and in the Indian states where the  earthquake has caused devastation. 
 5. All our workers in India and Nepal are safe.
 6. We have some of our buildings, including prayer sheds, affected in the 
 devastation but all are standing.
 7. Our field leader is undertaking an initial relief work in areas in areas where our workers are.

The initial relief work includes providing clean water, basic food kits 
and of course praying for those effected, particularly those who have suffered loss of family. 

Request your prayers for: a)   those affected  in this destruction, b)   for relief work that is being carried out, and c)    for the children who have lost their parents. On a side note, we have asked our orphanage in the border of Nepal to receive any such children that may need to be cared for.

Nepal is among the poorest and one of the least developed countries in the world. According to WHO, Nepal has only 2.1 physicians and 50 hospital beds for every 10,000 people. Under-five mortality rates are 46 and 54 per 1000 live births.

You can watch a video and photos at BBC by clicking here