Barnabas delivers aid to Christian survivors of Nepal earthquake

24 May 2024

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“When the relief material from our Christian brothers and sisters arrived, it was like a miracle,” said Samana, a young Christian mother whose home was destroyed in a powerful earthquake in Nepal.

More than 150 were killed and tens of thousands left homeless when the 5.6 magnitude earthquake struck the poor and mountainous western region of the country, close to midnight on 3 November 2023.

Samana thanked Barnabas supporters for their compassion in sending aid to believers. “Their assistance not only met our physical needs but also strengthened our faith in God’s goodness and mercy,” she added.

Barnabas-funded aid is unloaded ready for distribution to Christian survivors of the Nepal earthquake

Working through our church partners in Nepal, Barnabas funded food parcels, which contained rice, pulses and cooking oil, were distributed to 680 Christian households (about 1,600 individuals) in West Rukum and Jajarkot, the districts worst affected by the disaster.

We also provided blankets to 380 Christian households and warm clothes for 177 Christian children.

“God works through His people”

The much-needed supplies were a “tangible reminder of God’s provision”, said Kamala, as she thanked fellow Christians for sending aid.

“Their timely help reminded me that even in the midst of disaster, God works through His people to bring hope and healing,” she added.

A local pastor involved in the distribution concluded, “The relief efforts by Barnabas Aid have brought hope to many families who have lost everything.

“Through our distribution of food, warm clothes and prayers we have helped to restore dignity and resilience in the midst of devastation.”

Give thanks that, by God’s grace, our church partners were able to distribute the much-needed aid to our Nepali brothers and sisters. Ask that our brothers and sisters will lean on the Lord as they rebuild their homes and communities following this disaster.

Project reference: 00-634 (Disaster Relief Fund)

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