Barb Wooler, director of crisis response for Encompass World Partners, is in Kathmandu, Nepal, helping with earthquake recovery and exploring ways people in Grace Brethren churches might help. She’s posting updates to her Facebook page. Several posts are below.
Friday, May 15
KATHMANDU DIARY, DAY #1: People here are terrified. Most are sleeping outside. Lives are thoroughly disrupted, and Tuesday’s 7.3 “aftershock” weirded people out even more. Some parts of the city are devastated, but to be honest, my first impression as we were touching down at the airport was amazement that any tall buildings exist at all after two huge quakes in a little over two weeks.
The most encouraging thing is that believers, at least the ones we met with today, seem to fully appreciate that God is using this hardship to strengthen their testimony with unbelievers. With people too terrified to sleep in their homes, many are being forced to sleep on church property This forced contact with “the gospel” in the form of believers will go far. Let’s pray together for a strong spiritual harvest for God’s glory…
NEEDED: Demolition specialists. Seriously, there are 1000s of structures in the city of Kathmandu that need to come down by people who know what they are doing. Some have lost their lives trying to bring down unstable structures. Inbox me for more info.
Follow Barb on her Facebook page.
Click here here to learn more about ways to give to help with crisis response.