Nepal Earthquake Response
The earthquake that hit near the Nepalese capital Kathmandu on 25 April this year, and again on 12 May, sent shockwaves that were keenly felt even here in Hong Kong- in the Nepalese community, and especially our Nepalese friends and residents.
We have had many enquiries and we managed to find all of the people that we know who are there and the relatives of the many Nepalese who have lived with us in Hong Kong. They are all safe. We heard many stories about those who felt they should go out to worship and pray. While they were out, their houses were devastated.
We have also met a brother of a long time friend in Nepal, Noel, and have sent immediate aid so those that are on the ground can start buying supplies. Of course, the difficulty is that the lack of roads, the mountains and the long distances make access hard in so many places. We will be sending teams as we did to the Philippines, but in this case our house-building will probably not be suitable so please pray for this. One of our former helpers lives in Nepal and details some of their first hand experiences post-earthquake here.
People here gave very generously to the Nepal earthquake relief during Steve Chua’s conference on finding the Father’s heart, which was indeed wonderful.