A 7.8 magnitude
earthquake struck Nepal yesterday, April 25, 2015. Damage reports are still coming in, but
it appears to be a major crisis. Our partner, the Nepali Church Planting
Movement, has had all 13 of its churches affected in some manner. We are coordinating our efforts with OC
International, with an assessment team traveling tomorrow, and more people on
Tuesday. An Initial $10,000 in immediate response funds is in the process of
2)Yes, we are responding.
·We have partners in the area impacted.
·We have started to initiate contacts with other
partner ministries involved in the work in Nepal, as well as other NGO’s and
- see today’s current top story on www.efca.org and
stay tuned for more information to follow.
Collect name and email for anyone we have contact with. Direct them to
email email@example.com with their contact information, or call our
Crisis Response office at 985-893-0218
not sending teams in initial stages. Mark is coordinating with our ReachGlobal Asia
Division. They through partners will be
heading there asap to assess and determine needs/strategies with our local
4)What kinds of needs do we have – prioritized.
·Donations will be the immediate and priority
NOT interested in receiving bulk donations (eg. pallet loads) of
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal yesterday,
April 25, 2015. With the epicenter
between Kathmandu and Pokhara, major areas of Nepal have been hit very hard and
there have been many building collapses and the death toll continues to
rise. We have staff and partners on the
ground who are assessing the situation.
We have been working in partnership in church planting efforts in
various parts of Nepal and in response to this crisis are mobilizing to provide
aid and relief. We (Reach Global and OC
International) are currently assessing needs and developing our plan of action
in partnership together. This includes
organizing relief to reduce the suffering of the people and mobilizing the
church to minister to physical needs as well as bring the gospel. We also ask you to pray for the nation and for
relief efforts. As we talked to our
partners about needs, of course the first request is for prayer and so we would
ask for you to mobilize your church to pray as this crisis unfolds and as we
seek to help. We also invite others to
join in partnership with us. Stephen
Chandra (International leader, Asia for EFCA Reach Global) and Gill Nash
(Assistant Asia Area Director, OC) are planning to travel to Kathmandu as soon
as possible to further assess and direct efforts for relief.