Evangelical Friends Mission, Dan Cammack

As of 15 May, 2015, Nepal earthquake damage little more than two weeks had passed since the first earthquake in Nepal. A second quake hit two days before and the ground is still trembling. According to one of Evangelical Friends Mission’s (EFM) missionaries in Kathmandu, the aftershocks numbered 169 as of last Saturday, May 9.

Hundreds of thousands of people have left Kathmandu for fear of epidemic outbreaks. There are still widespread shortages of food, water, and shelter. EFM is seeing pictures like the one above from more remote and hard to reach areas.

Dan Cammack, EFM executive director, reports that EFM missionaries and their leaders have been working hard to help those in need. So far, their help has included medical attention, food, and some building materials for homes belonging to Friends, to some of their neighbors, and for a few church buildings as well. Temporary shelters are on the way for some areas as well as more food.  Much still needs to be done in terms of more permanent housing before the monsoon season arrives soon.

EFM's priorities so far in response to this emergency situation are these:

  • Take care of Friends most affected by the earthquake. We continue to thank the Lord for sparing their lives.
  • Give aid to people who are not a part of our churches. Many of these will be in areas where Friends are receiving help.
  • Be faithful to share the gospel with those who are asking the questions that often come up in the aftermath of natural disasters.

Friends' responses to EFM’s call for donations, in the US and in other parts of the world, has been generous. EFM is still receiving donations to their emergency fund for Nepal. The options for giving are listed below.

Dan Cammack says, “As always EFM asks for your prayers. Grief and suffering are very real in Nepal right now as well as health hazards and shortages of all kinds. Many people are searching for answers to their questions. May our Father in heaven give them the food, water, and shelter they need as well as peace through his son Jesus.”

*Mail:  Please make checks payable to Evangelical Friends Mission and mail to PO Box 525, Arvada, CO 80001.
* Credit Card:  Call 888.421.8102 to donate now.
* Online Giving:  friendsmission.com/donate. At the "donate to" line scroll to the bottom and choose "other" and in the comment box add Emergency Fund.
* Reports on EFM's Nepal relief are at http://www.friendsmission.com/nepal-earthquake-response