The first relief truck left our ministry base last night on a 12 hour journey to Kathmandu

 

The first relief truck left our ministry base last night on a 12 hour journey to Kathmandu

     Church members toiled late into the night, purchasing goods at the India border market and loading the truck

 

Church members toiled late into the night, purchasing goods at the India border market and loading the truck

First Truck Out

I am thrilled to report that our first truck of relief supplies left for Kathmandu last night. We are buying supplies at our ministry base near the India border and shipping overland to Kathmandu. We expect some challenges due to poor road conditions, but our brothers are working hard and will find a way. I am so proud of Pastor KB and all the leaders in our work. They have toiled tirelessly to serve their stricken countrymen.

This truck contains: 1.2 tons of puffed rice, 3 tons beaten rice, 6,200 packets of noodles, 6,048 packets of biscuits, 6,000 bottles of water, and 56 tents. They chose to send puffed rice in this first shipment because of the shortage of cooking fuel. Beaten rice is not something we are familiar with here in the west, but it is very nutritious and can be eaten cooked or uncooked. It’s one of my favorites!

Once our team reaches Kathmandu, they will report back on the conditions there and advise us on what the most appropriate next steps should be. 

Thank you for standing with us to serve alongside these capable leaders.