Dear Family and Friends, Friday, May 8, 2015, 9:20 pm Two marginalized and forgotten people groups…no more. It is dehumanizing to belong to a people that others despise. This is exacerbated by a Hindu cast system in Asia which ranks and treats people according to their name and tribe. But add to all of this … More MAY 8-TWO MARGINALIZED PEOPLE GROUPS
Dear Family and Friends Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 6:30 pm Yesterday was a good but difficult day. We visited and brought relief to five new villages and churches in Sindhupalchowk. Four of the churches had members killed in the quake while they were having their worship service. Forty-three perished altogether. What was difficult was to … More MAY 5-FIVE CHURCHES WITH DEATHS/PLANS TO GO TO MAKWANPUR
Saturday, May 2, 2015, 7 PM Dear Family and Friends, Yesterday was a very satisfying day, and it was all made possible because of the outpouring of love and generous contributions you have made to the Nepali people. As I wrote in my last email three men from our national team planned to take motorcycles … More MAY 2-BRINGING RELIEF TO SINDHUPALCHOWK
Dear Family and Friends, Thursday, 4-30-2015, 10pm Thank you for the outpouring of care we have experienced from you for the earthquake victims in Nepal. We have received and transferred $20,000 today, and have already begun distributing relief funds to pastors who will take these funds to the hardest hit districts, primarily the seven mountain … More April 30 Update-Thank You and Trip To Sindhupalchowk
Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 10:15 PM Dear Family and Friends, I slept with my clothes and shoes on last night ready to run out the door. The after-shock that hit at 9:37 last night when I was writing your update was different from the others. It started with the normal haunting rubble, but … More APRIL 28-NEED FOR PRAYER/STRATEGY TO PROVIDE RELIEF
We had only one larger after-quake at 10:10 last night with some small tremors. The quake sent shivers down my spine as the haunting rumble and shaking still penetrates my soul to the core. Reports continue to trickle in. Now 2,500 are confirmed dead, 1,100 in Kathmandu alone. Whole villages in seven districts were destroyed … More APRIL 27-INITIAL QUAKE REPORTS/APPEAL FOR HELP
Dear Family and Friends, I am still in Katmandu. We have had no food, electricity or internet for two days. I just found auxiliary power where I am at and found WiFi so I am writing a quick update. I was preaching in a church on Saturday morning (Friday night eastern USA time), when the … More APRIL 26-THE QUAKE AND AFTERSHOCKS/PLEASE PRAY!!!