Families in Kathmandu are slowly beginning to piece their lives back together following the devastating earthquake that rocked Nepal on April 25. But miles to the east, people are still without the basics to sustain life.
“We just boil water and take that water — that’s all [we’ve had] since the earthquake,” said a woman in the small mountain community of Tindhara, about 60 km east of Kathmandu in the Sinhupalchok district.
These were the words spoken to the Nazarene disaster response team who arrived in Tindhara to deliver 300 sacks of rice — 50-pound sacks with enough food to feed a family for a month.
Tindhara is a community where 34 neighbors died and every family’s house was destroyed, along with their farming tools and any food they had stored at home. And it’s a place where no one has come to deliver help since the earthquake struck.
That is, until the team made of Nazarene church leaders, volunteers, and Nazarene Compassionate Ministries staff showed up. In Tindhara, more than 1,200 people now have enough to eat for a month, thanks to the response of the Church of the Nazarene in Nepal.
Your support is what makes this life-saving work possible. When you give, you are offering food to the hungry in Jesus’ name. … But the needs are still great.
The churches in Nepal need your support to continue feeding the hungry, providing clean water for those who are thirsty, and giving tents to people who lost their homes in the earthquake.
In Tindhara, few people claim faith in Jesus, but everyone has now experienced His love in a tangible way.
The families in Tindhara will see members of the Nazarene church in Nepal again. That’s because the goal of the church in Nepal is more than just feeding families for a month; the goal is long-term, locally led community development.
Through your gifts to Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, you are partnering directly with local churches in Nepal.
Will you give now so the church in Nepal can continue to meet urgent needs, including food, water, and shelter?
Will you walk alongside the churches in Nepal as they remind others of the love of Jesus?
A woman named Juamaya was one of the people who received emergency food aid in Tindhara. “[To] those who brought and those who gave, tell them thanks from our hearts,” she said. “You came while we suffer and you brought us these things and we are giving thanks from our hearts.”