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NEPAL EARTHQUAKE.

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.

In the long run…

To sponsor my run click here for my Team World Vision Page

Today was my longest run yet. I had a rough day yesterday and had to switch my rest day. Today I wasn’t quite 100% but headed out anyway. The first mile was my toughest yet. Finally I began to relax and settle in to a decent run/walk interval set. There is still such a long way to go, but I’m learning to overcome the “I don’t wanna’s”, while also listening to my body when I really need to listen. I’m so thankful that for me it’s not a matter of survival. Water is the stuff of life. World Vision brings decades of experience to delivering hope to suffering communities. I have partnered with them. If you partner with me, together we change the world. WATER. HOPE. LIFE.

Review: Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church

Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church
Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church by N.T. Wright

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

One of the great Christian books of this era. Truly remarkable in scope and accessibility. You won’t think about eschatology the same again and maybe you’ll understand why it matters for the very first time.

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Team World Vision Day 10

TWV Day 9…Orion

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Sometimes the reward is unexpected… Taking on a physical challenge for a higher purpose has many unexpected benefits. Thanks for all your support!

TWV Day 8…Yuck

TWV Day 6…together

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Today a few of us ran together on the longest run yet in our Team World Vision marathon training plan. We make a little more progress each time, which is a bonus. It was a beautiful day in the park. Longer days lay ahead, but today was nothing but fun… Thanks to all who have donated!
If you haven’t, please consider sponsoring my run. Donations of any amount are accepted by World Vision. $50 will provide clean water to one person for one year. http://tinyurl.com/timstidhamTWV

TWV Training Day 5

A nice evening run with my wife tonight! We covered a tiny bit more distance and felt better doing it so I guess that’s progress. But real progress will be eliminating the need for fresh water in our lifetimes. $50 will supply one person fresh water for one year. http://www.tinyurl.com/timstidhamTWV

Beautiful Day 4…

What can I say? It’s so beautiful today! Such an incredibly small sacrifice so that others can have access to the source of life. I’m thankful today for God’s grace. Strength for life and hope for the future… Thank you to all who have sponsored me at:
http://www.tinyurl.com/timstidhamTWV

Day 3…Progress on a Perfect Day

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