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Members of a church outside Kathmandu, Nepal, offer up praise near the debris of their church building following the April 25 earthquake.

Though the Mountains Shake

Members of a church outside Kathmandu, Nepal, offer up praise near the debris of their church building following the April 25 earthquake. Church buildings along with all houses have been leveled in many villages by the earthquake, which hit just as many church services were ending. "People came out of church to pray – they didn't know what else to do, because whenever they tried to run, they were thrown to the ground from the aftershocks," said one ministry leader. For more than a week afterwards, people whose houses were still standing were too traumatized to sleep inside; they stayed under tarps outside. "Now all the houses have cracks, so the government is sending engineers to say which houses can be used and which cannot be used," the ministry leader said. "It's a very scary life. Roads are not very wide, and when a house collapses, all the roads are blocked." Funds are sought for rebuilding that is expected to take several months, if not years.

Help Native Missionaries Serve Victims of Nepal Earthquake
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