More than 8,000 people have been killed by the two earthquakes in Napal, the first of which hit April 25 about 85 miles east of Kathmandu. WELS Christian Aid and Relief provided $32,000 to the WELS mission contact in Nepal so he could bring blankets, medicine, sleeping mattresses, and food to the rural areas of the Dhading district. The counselor shares, “The destruction is worse than we imagined. Thirty-nine of our members perished in the quake. Every one of our 10 churches in this area was destroyed. . . . Every home in every village was destroyed. People told [our mission contact] the land moved like a wave in one direction and then like a wave back in the other direction…. read article here>
...when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.
He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.
~ Titus 3:4b-7
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