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Nepal Earthquake Update

 In All Church of God, Disaster Relief, Global Strategy

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The isolation of Nepal and the sheer amount of destruction caused by the earthquake continue to make relief efforts a challenge in the tiny mountain kingdom. Nevertheless, Church of God organizations are on the ground.

From Germany, Kinderhilfswerk, a nongovernmental organization affiliated with the Church of God in Germany, is working through a local partner in Nepal, Bal Sewa, to assess the needs. From Shillong, Meghalaya, in India, the Church of God in Meghalaya is sending three leaders to assess the needs of the Church of God in Nepal, particularly in the remote villages. Among that group is Amos Moore, who helped pioneer the Church of God work in Nepal; Amos is focusing on Kathmandu, meeting with workers and pastors from congregations in central Nepal. The other two leaders are focusing their attention on eastern Nepal and assessing the effects of the earthquake in that sector.

Given the direct involvement on the ground in Nepal of the Church of God in Germany and the Church of God in Meghalaya, the Disaster Relief Committee at Church of God Ministries will be working directly with those partners in providing relief and rebuilding what has been destroyed. Don Armstrong, the Global Missions regional coordinator for Asia and the Pacific, has been our point person for networking these relationships.

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As Amos Moore wrote in an email last week: “This opportunity to work together between the Churches of God in Meghalaya, United States and Nepal will testify to our belief ‘Unity and Service’.”

Please keep the people of Nepal and the assessment team from Meghalaya in your prayers this week.

In the meantime, please consider a gift to help those in severe need. It is generous gifts from our congregations and from people like you to the Disaster Relief Committee that make it possible for us to respond when a disaster hits and when relief requests come in.

Donate now at www.JesusIsTheSubject.org/disaster-relief. You can also send your donation to Attn: Disaster Relief, Church of God Ministries, PO Box 2420, Anderson, IN 46018; be certain to clearly designate your gift to Project #45.04502.

For questions regarding this and other disaster relief efforts in the United States and abroad, contact Stephen Lewis, 800-848-2464.

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