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  • NEPAL: A year after devastating earthquake

    by Caroline Anderson, posted Monday, May 02, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    KATHMANDU, Nepal (BP) -- The April 2015 earthquake in Nepal was a galvanizing moment for Rajaan Chhetri,* a church planter, pastor and mentor. Prior to the earthquake, the Lord gave Chhetri and Christian worker Reece Dehn* the vision to open a water bottling plant in Nepal to create jobs for Christians as well as meet a need for clean drinking water.

    Though Nepal is the second water-richest country in the world, ... Read More

  • In Nepal, fuel crisis hinders quake recovery

    by Caroline Anderson , posted Tuesday, November 10, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    KATHMANDU, Nepal (BP) -- A new, man-made disaster is complicating efforts to help Nepalis recover from the devastating earthquake that struck the country in April.

    Ongoing protests over Nepal's new constitution have shut down the main road between India and Nepal since Sept. 24. The road is the main supply line for fuel and food into Nepal. Nepal claims that India instituted a blockade along the border. News reports say dozens of fuel trucks are stranded at the border. Read More

  • Grateful couple in Nepal aid global missions

    by IMB Staff, posted Wednesday, November 04, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    SOUTH ASIA (BP) -- The 7.8-magnitude earthquake that rocked Nepal in April, killing more than 9,000 people, quickly thrust the Asian nation into the spotlight. Relief agencies and volunteers arrived in the country's capital city of Kathmandu and outlying villages to offer help to Nepalis whose lives were forever changed.

    Christian workers such as Carl Russell* and Marcia and Drew Neely*, however, had already been at work in this predominately ... Read More

  • SBC DIGEST: SBCV honors T.C. Pinckney; seminarian aids Nepal quake relief

    by Staff, posted Thursday, May 28, 2015 (3 years ago)

    T.C. Pinckney, a key figure in Southern Baptist conservative causes for more than 25 years, was honored by the SBC of Virginia Executive Board during its May meeting for "his dedication to the Lord, his support of the SBCV and the indelible impact he made on the mission field of Virginia." Southern Seminary student and Nepal native N.D. Lama teams up with friends in his homeland to raise $50,000 for initial relief work after the April 25 earthquake. Read More

  • In Nepal, forgotten village receives food

    by Susie Rain, posted Monday, May 18, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    NEPAL (BP) -- The Nepali man pulled brick after brick off a pile of rubble that was once his home. He passed along anything that was salvageable to his children to set aside. Finally, down in a hole, he found what he was looking for -- their food storage.

    The splintered, dusty woven basket held their entire harvest of rice. Before the April 25 earthquake in Nepal, this basket brimmed with white grains. Today, he pulled out one handful of red-stained rice. Read More

  • Nepalese Baptist pastor in U.S. aids homeland

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, May 15, 2015 (3 years ago)

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (BP) -- As Nepal works to recover from two massive earthquakes within 17 days, a Nepalese Southern Baptist church planter in Buffalo, N.Y. is readying to travel to his homeland to help those in need, including his three sisters left homeless.

    Purna "John" Tamang, pastor of Saransthan International Fellowship, said his sisters are living in tents in Kathmandu and other communities. Tamang described them as Christians telling others of Jesus Christ. Read More

  • In Nepal, 4 Colo. pastors aid quake survivors

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Wednesday, May 13, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    DENVER (BP) -- Four Colorado pastors were seven hours into a rugged road trip across rural Nepal April 25 when they got word that an earthquake had struck near Kathmandu.

    More reports trickled in to the missionary with whom the pastors were traveling, and an hour later their 15-passenger van turned around in the

    rutted road and headed back to what became the Americans' "home" for the next eight days.

    Five of those nights they slept outside, sharing with the Nepalis the trauma of structure-jolting aftershocks.

    "Everything was in a state of chaos," said Marc Maurer, co-pastor of Mesa View Church in Mesa, Colo., founder of Beyond the Giant Ministries International. Read More

  • Kathmandu & the challenge of Asian cities

    by Erich Bridges, posted Tuesday, May 12, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    The death and destruction in Kathmandu underscore the enormous physical challenges confronting many Asian cities, missions columnist Erich Bridges writes, pointing that that urban dwellers will double to 6.4 billion globally by the middle of this century -- 70 percent of the projected human population -- according to a United Nations forecast. Read More

  • Nepal hit with second major quake in 17 days

    by Susie Rain, posted Tuesday, May 12, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    NEPAL (BP) -- A powerful new earthquake rattled Nepal on Tuesday (May 12), killing at least 36 people and sending thousands more rushing to the streets.

    The 7.3-magnitude quake came just 17 days after a massive earthquake killed 8,046 people and destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes. Tuesday's tremor set off a series of landslides at the epicenter, Namche Bazar, which is near Mount Everest. Read More

  • Leper prays as Nepal earthquake rumbles

    by Susie Rain, posted Thursday, May 07, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    NEPAL (BP) -- Miriam awoke from her Saturday nap on April 25 with a start. Since she was up, the elderly Nepali woman decided to begin her daily noontime prayer 15 minutes early.

    She lifted her normal requests heavenward -- asking God to give her husband health; watching over her adult son; tidbits from people requesting her intercession; and asking for her neighbors and her country of Nepal to know Jesus. Read More