Hope Shines in Nepal As Teams Bring Relief to Earthquake Victims

After a 7.8-magnitude earthquake on April 25 and a 7.3-magnitude earthquake on May 12, the people of Nepal are grieving the loss of more than 8,000 people, and hundreds of thousands are displaced. Motivated by Christ’s love, Gospel for Asia-supported Compassion Services teams continue to bring relief to devastated, hard-to-reach areas. Read more about the work they are doing.

 

About 500 earthquake victims in a hard-hit district received relief from a Gospel for Asia-supported Compassion Services team.

These women, who live in Nepal’s hard-hit Sindhupalchowk district, were among a crowd of 500 people who received staple food items, including rice, lentils, oil, tea and salt, from a Gospel for Asia-supported relief team.

 

Baby Shreya nearly lost her life in the earthquake, but she gradually recovered from the trauma of being buried under the rubble, and a Gospel for Asia-supported Compassion Services team brought relief supplies to her village.

This 18-month-old girl, Shreya, was buried under rubble after one of the earthquakes hit her village. She remained trapped for 30 minutes before a neighbor rescued her. Thankfully, Shreya has gradually recovered, and a Gospel for Asia-supported relief team was able to provide food in her village.

 

55 believers from 8 churches joined together to help a believer demolish his unsafe house.

Fifty-five believers from eight congregations joined together to help Ranajit (bottom row, far left) demolish his damaged house. They helped protect Ranajit’s family from a building collapse and saved him hundreds of dollars.

*Names of people and places may have been changed for privacy and security reasons. Images are GFA stock photos used for representation purposes and are not the actual person/location, unless otherwise noted.

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