Helping the people of Nepal

Helping the People of Nepal

On Saturday, April 25th, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake pounded the city of Kathmandu, Nepal.  The death toll has passed 5,500, with many more thousands injured and homeless. Some are still trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings. An estimated six million people are in the impact zone of the quake, and the 6.7 magnitude aftershock that hit this past Sunday.

The most immediate needs of the people of Nepal are clean water, food, household supplies, temporary shelter and protection for children. Many children have been left vulnerable, missing homes and caretakers, and their safety is paramount.

In light of this, Whyte Ridge Baptist Church will be helping the people of Nepal by providing a donation from our Emergency Relief fund to support World Vision’s relief efforts in Nepal. For information on how these funds will be used, as well as updates from the hardest hit areas of Nepal, visit World Vision’s Latest news update page.

Please pray:

  • That God’s comfort and peace would be with the loved ones of victims
  • For protection for children who are left vulnerable
  • For speedy reconstruction efforts so that the people of Nepal can return to homes and families
  • That aid workers and first responders will be able to reach those affected in remote, hard-to-access communities

As we pray for Nepal, we remember David’s words:

“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” (Psalm 34:18)

This same God also says,

“In distress you called, and I delivered you…” (Psalm 81:7a)

Join with us in asking God to deliver the people of Nepal out of their distress.

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