Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Pray for Nepal

As aid organizations struggle to reach Nepal residents reeling from an earthquake 16 times more powerful than Haiti’s 2010 disaster, groups including World Vision, Convoy of Hope, and Samaritan’s Purse are racing to help survivors as aftershocks continue.

The 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck at 11:56 a.m. Saturday, when many Nepalese churches were still conducting their weekly worship services.

AsiaNews reports that a Protestant church in the outskirts of the capital city, Kathmandu, collapsed and killed 70 worshipers. A Church worker in Nepal reports:
"Saturday is the worship day in Nepal and most churches worship between 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM. The terrifying earthquake came at 11:56 Nepali time and most believers ran out to save their lives, some were trapped under building whereas other were buried alive in the building as it collapsed."
The Assemblies of God World Missions reports that "three AG churches are totally destroyed and several lives lost."

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