Earthquake Victims Receive Warm Blankets in Time for Winter

Bidur receives a blanket.Gospel for Asia-supported pastor Utpal serves in a village in Nepal that was devastated by the earthquakes in April and May of 2015. Many homes were reduced to rubble, with precious belongings buried underneath the debris—including people’s winter clothes.

Six months after the earthquakes, as winter approached, the people of this village struggled because they didn’t have the proper clothing to stay warm.

Pastor Utpal recognized the need of the villagers and organized a Christmas gift distribution on November 24. Around 90 families received thick, cozy blankets to help them stay warm throughout the winter.

“I am happy,” said Bidur, 70. “I liked the blankets. All are very soft, warm and good. This place is very cold. To be warm in our bed, it is very difficult here. This is very useful to protect us from the cold. Thank you so much.”

The timely gifts also helped recipients see the love of Christ and His people.

“Previous times, I did not like Christians,” said Ihit, 24, who also received a blanket. “Now I know that Christians are helpful, kind and supportive people.”

Please pray for those still trying to rebuild their lives after last year’s earthquakes. Pray also for Pastor Utpal as he ministers to those in his village and helps show them the love of Christ.

Learn more about the Nepal earthquakes.

 

Photos of Bidur (first from the right) and other men and women receiving their blankets.

Bidur and a few other brothers and sisters receive winter blankets.

A 65-year-old lady joyfully receives a winter blanket.

Some of the village ladies are happy to receive winter blankets.

An older lady expresses her thankfulness after receiving a winter blanket.

*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.

3 Responses to “Earthquake Victims Receive Warm Blankets in Time for Winter”

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  1. Sue says:

    Beautiful !

  2. Teresa says:

    Nice and warm for the winter… A loving gesture!

  3. Claudine says:

    God is good all of the time. God takes good care of us when we least expect it. Praise and thank Him for his love and his tender mercies. no one an ever love us like God. Amen!!

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