Click the above link to Nazarene Compassionate Ministries response to the earthquake. Your donations are needed now.
WORST EARTHQUAKE IN 60 YEARS HITS NEPAL
Just before noon Saturday, April 25, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. The epicenter was between the capital, Kathmandu, and the city of Pokhara. The earthquake was felt in Delhi, Kolkata in India and even Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.
More than 3,000 people have already been reported dead in Kathmandu alone, and many more are trapped and feared dead. The government has declared a state of emergency.
The new roads just recently built are torn open; the airport is closed and entry to Nepal is through India, a one day ride by car if the roads are open. Thousands are terribly frightened, because of constant smaller and bigger aftershocks.
The Church of the Nazarene has several hundred churches with thousands of members in Nepal. In Kathmandu and close by, more than 10 churches and church plants have been affected.
Field Strategy Coordinator Nathan Biswas and church leaders in Nepal are requesting prayer and support.
Joerg (George) Eich, the new Eurasia regional NCM coordinator is on his way to Nepal. He is traveling together with a team of doctors and nurses from Humedica, a partner organization that has helped Nazarene Compassionate Ministries in various disaster response efforts around the world.
Your prayers and support are needed as churches work to respond to the immediate needs around them and as families and communities begin the hard work of recovery.
Pray for the families of those who have been killed, and pray for strength for church leaders and members as they minister to their neighbors.