The Christian Congregations in Nepal in affliction _ many victims
April 30, 2015
The Seventh Day Adventists tell:
The Assembly of God World Mission Churches:
UPDATE FROM AN AG CHURCH LEADER IN NEPAL – “Three AG churches in nearby districts are totally destroyed and several lives lost. Many village houses are turned into rubble. People in the city of Kathmandu are sleeping on the streets and in open spaces for safety, expecting more major earthquakes. My wife and I are spending the whole night in the car outside our house. We are uncertain about the future, just trusting the Lord for His care.”
Ther Church of Nepal:
500 Christians are fear dead, 200 alone in Dhadhing near Quake center, 100 in Kathmandu, and 200 in rest areas. Total dead bodies collected exceeded 4000. More then 50,000 in intensive care unit. Thousands awaiting rescue and help. Hundreds still missing in Everest avalanche. No water in shop, no food and vegetables since market is not open. Because of fear of more quake, people still are in open field in cold and rain with their little new born babies, difficult for children and elderly. People are starting to have flue, fever and cold. We will start to help others from tomorrow. Its Monday 9:37 PM. Just hitted by Quake again at 9:37 pm.
The Church of Christ in Kathmandu
The Nepal Church of Christ in Kathmandu was holding services when the earthquake hit, leaving five families homeless and injuring one member. “Mobile phones are still not active and public transportation is not available,” the church posted on Facebook, requesting that anyone with a bicycle check on other church members.
Another church in Kathmandu was just letting out as the quake hit. “Ten minutes earlier and everyone would still have been inside,” said Christian Aid’s South Asia director. “There would have certainly been many injuries, if not deaths.”
The impoverished, tourism-dependent nation also lost four of its seven UNESCO sites in the Kathmandu Valley.
On Mt. Everest, at least 18 climbers died following an avalanche.