Encompass World Partners has announced efforts to help people impacted by the 7.8 magnitude-earthquake which struck Nepal on April 25, killing, maiming, and scarring the Nepali people in body, soul, and spirit. Tens of thousands have been left homeless. Those fortunate enough to have homes still standing are terrified to return to them as long as powerful aftershocks continue.
Another 7.3 quake hit near Mt. Everest on Tuesday, May 12, killing an additional 76 and injuring nearly 2,000 people as of this writing (May 14).
Encompass Response and Partners
Partnering with Reach Global (the crisis response arm of the Evangelical Free Church of America), Encompass World Partners first efforts to help will be on at least three fronts:
- Emotional: Our team will be training 30+ Nepali Christians in trauma counseling.
- Spiritual: We are intentionally praying for God to send us people He has prepared for the gospel. We will be actively watching for His answer to this prayer.
- Physical: We will help provide temporary homes for 300 Nepalese families who have no home to return to.
The bamboo/metal roof homes this project will finance will:
- Provide shelter from the searing sun (recently in the mid-90s) and monsoon rains due to return to Nepal by mid-June
- Last for a couple years
- Provide a safe shelter for people too terrified to sleep in permanent homes right now
- Cost $145 per house (adjusted from originally reported figure after reassessment of real costs with our partner, Reach Global)
Our Goal – 300 Homes by June 1
The goal of Reach Global is to provide funding for 2,000 such homes. Encompass is asking our global fellowship to pray and to give enough for 300 homes by June 1, before the rains return.
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