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Unshakeable Faith: Updates from Nepal
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Though the Earth Gives Way: Updates from Nepal

Unshakeable Faith: Updates from Nepal

The work of relief in Nepal remains urgent and critical, but not without hope. Photo by a TEAM worker.

Nestled between Tibet and India, Nepal is home to the world’s tallest mountains and 28 million people. Known for their ability to weather both terrain and circumstance, the Nepalis have locked arms in recent weeks as they endure the aftermath of two major earthquakes. Both disasters, and the hundreds of aftershocks in between, have left over 8,000 families mourning and entire villages razed. The Nepalis’ strength continues to be flexed as they prepare for the threat of aftershocks, landslides and the quickly approaching monsoon season. Though the loss is felt deeply and the future uncertain, the church in Nepal continues to…

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Though the Earth Gives Way: Updates from Nepal

Villages, like this one a few hours outside Kathmandu, suffered the worst damage. Photo by a TEAM worker.

On April 25, 2015, Christians in Nepal were gathered for weekly services when a violent earthquake shook the ground. The 7.8 magnitude quake leveled entire communities and left a country mourning the loss of more than 7,000 lives. Nearly twice as many remain injured. TEAM workers in Nepal were among the first responders to the disaster, administering food and water and providing vital medical care. Below are their first-hand accounts from the days following the earthquake. “From where we’re sitting we need to focus on what we know to be true, what will give hope, what will encourage and spur each other on to love and help each other. Nepal is an incredibly strong country with incredibly strong…

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