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Respond to Nepal Disaster

May 01 2015
May 01 2015

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We all have heard the devastating news coming from Nepal. A land normally known for a beauty that leaves the bravest hikers and climbers in awe is now reduced to devastation by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake. Some of the estimates say that 4,000 people have perished in a large area that has been reduced to rubble. According to the Associated Press, Udav Prashad Timalsina, the top official for the Gorkha district, the epicenter of the massive earthquake, said that Nepal is in desperate need of help. "There are people who are not getting food and shelter. I've had reports of villages where 70% of the houses have been destroyed."

In an area of the world where Christians already are a disadvantaged minority, churches were hit very hard. This time not because of religious persecution, but as the terrible disaster hit on a day and at a time where many believers were praying and worshiping in their local houses of worship (Christians in Nepal worship on Saturday mornings).

Yet, these are the very ones who, out of weakness, will testify in Nepal:

"God is our refuge and strength, 
an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging."
(Psalm 46:1-3)

In the PCA we are blessed with an agency like Mission To the World (MTW) who has personnel and missionaries that have access to and knowledge of the land of Nepal and its people. This represents a good opportunity for us to participate in assisting our brothers and sisters in Nepal, with our prayers and beyond.

Please consider this prayerfully as a means to give to those who are hurting in places too far for us to go, but for whom were are still accountable, our brothers and sisters in Nepal.

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