The two pictures where taken from a humanitarian truck on which my friend was helping deliver basic necessities to some of the more badly affected areas.
He states “Now you can see why I asked you all to pray for us.” Add to the already dangerous road the recurring after shocks, landslides and recent second quake. His former statement that they were on a bus returning from delivering needed items when the 2nd quake hit took on a whole other meaning to me!
I traveled some roads like this in North East Taiwan after the big quakes there and it was extremely scary (any lacks in my prayer life were all caught up by the time we arrived).
So my believing friends out there please continue to keep these precious folks in your prayers.
This effected me profoundly because it was posted by my Nepalese friend living and helping in the affected areas. The previous day’s post had told how they’d been returning from distributing aid in one of the worse affected villages when the second big quake rocked their bus. It must have been hugely discouraging.
I know he’s living in a tent as his home was damaged, I know some of his family’s homes are too badly damaged to repair, but I also know some of the orphans he gave his life to bringing up are likewise out helping others.
I cannot help but applaud the faith and courage of the Nepalese people. I wonder if my own would withstand such a storm.
You see the first I heard about the earthquake in Nepal was that my old friend was safe – a face book announcement.
He was in an affected area and this is a photo from his page.
Such folks are rare and I’m so relieved he and the children are OK. Many years ago he took over a small group of orphans after foreign aid workers were forced to leave (he’s Nepalese) and has devoted his life to bringing them up (they are young teenagers now).
You can see his heart by this quote from his face book page:
“All my Nepali Facebook friends, please make a list of worst effected people you know of and inbox me and I will do what I can to help. I will add to my list I already have over 50 families in my list.
Don’t tell me here, either call me or inbox me. Thanks! You can also tell me what is the greatest need right now. I might not be able to help everyone but I will try to do what I can and however many I can help.”
I might add he, himself is living in a tent since his home was damaged and only going back inside to access the internet (which appears to be working). They have had 96 aftershocks there so such trips are dangerous!
I later heard my other friend in the area – an equally committed English lady – was safe also.
I have been through several earthquakes both in Japan and Taiwan (some major) it’s hard to explain the confusion and disorientation that hits when the ground shifts under your feet, seconds seem like lifetimes.
You can see why my heart leapt to know they were OK. Such folks are too precious to loose.