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AG Continues Relief Efforts; Photos of Nepal Reveal Devastation

The Assemblies of God has people on the ground in Nepal coordinating relief efforts. A series of pictures from Nepal sent to PE News reveals some of the devastation.

Following Saturday's 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal, more than 5,200 are dead and more than 10,300 injured. An estimated 70,000 homes were destroyed.

Three AG churches have been reported destroyed, with one church wall collapsing on and killing several members. All AGWM U.S. personnel in the area have been reported safe at this time. 

The AG World Missions area director for Southern Asia and another AG missionary were able to land in Nepal on April 28 and are working with Nepali church leadership to identify the most effective means to minister to families affected by the devastation. A Convoy of Hope assessment team arrived this morning. 

Food, water, and tarps for shelter are essential to the relief plan. Omar Beiler, AGWM Eurasia regional director, explains that the tarps are necessary as protection from the elements as many victims of the earthquake refuse to seek shelter in buildings, many of which are unstable and crumbling. 

AG World Missions is raising relief funds to address this critical need. To give online, visit www.giving.ag.org and click on "Nepal Earthquake."

Please visit the Assemblies of God World Missions page on Facebook for regular updates and prayer requests.

Photos courtesy of our AG team on the ground with Pray4Nepal.org


Dan Van Veen

Dan Van Veen is news editor of AG News. Prior to transitioning to AG News in 2001, Van Veen served as managing editor of AG U.S. Missions American Horizon magazine for five years. He attends Central Assembly of God in Springfield, Missouri, where he and his wife, Lori, teach preschool Sunday School and 4- and 5-year-old Rainbows boys and girls on Wednesdays.