“Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.”
Isaiah 58:9 (NIV)
This is an update to the communication from last week. Due to the urgent nature of the earthquake, these posts have been longer than usual. If you would like to continue to receive a weekly email like this about ServeNow projects, please sign up for this blog’s RSS feed.
Will you post your prayers in the comment box below for Salina, the ServeNow team, and the victims of the earthquake? Your kind words, prayers, and scriptures will be relayed by the team to relief aid and medical clinic recipients.
Thank you for your prayers for Nepal. Through the devastation and destruction, the ServeNow team has also observed countless situations where the Lord provided and showed that he is faithful.
ServeNow Nepal Director, Arjun Dhakal, tells us the team is consistently told that this is the first relief aid they’ve seen since the earthquake on April 25th. Each day the team loads up with food, bottled water, and tents for distribution in remote villages of the districts most impacted by the quake, mainly Gorkha, Dhading, and Sindhupalchock.
As they returned from their main distribution sites on Sunday, the team came across a village where a local school teacher told them that 95% of the homes had been damaged. Then he asked the team if they could help a young girl.
- “Eight year old Salina was in the courtyard of her house when the earthquake happened. The house fell on top of her, and a stone fell directly on her head. The family dug her out from under the rubble and rushed her to the local ‘health post’, where they gave her medication. But after days of living outside in the rain, Salina lost consciousness and her condition grew worse. Salina’s mother wanted to find a way to get her to a hospital just as we arrived. We distributed what supplies were left for the day and then loaded Salina in the truck and took her to a hospital in Kathmandu for treatment. Please pray for the recovery of her injury.”
As of Sunday, ServeNow distributed approximately 2,500 kilos (over 5,500 pounds) of rice, hundreds of kilos of noodles and other food items, 100 tents, and thousands of bottles of water to remote villages. In addition, the team from India arrived over the weekend and provided medical clinics in villages in addition to the food and temporary shelters. The ServeNow medical team is unique in that it is comprised of members who speak Nepali.
- That Salina doesn’t join the death toll statistic which has risen to over 7,300.
- For the medical team to be able to see and help hundreds of people every day and for the injured to be treated efficiently and effectively so that they may go on to lead purpose filled lives. (The number of injured has been estimated over 14,000)
- Continue to pray for the ServeNow staff, as we organize and mobilize efforts to provide clean water, food, tents, and medical supplies to those in need.
- For more funding. Our friends have been quite generous, and still the need is great. Please share this email, or click here and share the fundraising site with everyone you know.
Please post your prayers for Salina, the ServeNow team, and the victims of the earthquake in the comment box below. Your kind words and prayers will be relayed by the team to relief aid recipients.
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