Watch footage taken from an aerial drone showing the aftermath of a major earthquake in Nepal.
On April 25, 2015, the country of Nepal suffered an enormous earthquake, causing severe damage, including great loss of life and injury. Watch this footage taken from an aerial drone to get a sense of the damage caused by the earthquake.
Try putting yourself in someone else's shoes to reflect on the Nepal Earthquake in a new way.
Empathy is the capacity for a person to feel or understand what another person experience. It is putting yourself in someone else's shoes. After watching the footage from Nepal, practice empathy.
Allow this practice of empathy to guide how you respond to the disaster in Nepal.
Read about the experience of Katherine Parker, a missionary and health worker in Nepal. Learn how you can prayer for and donate to her efforts.
By Katherine Parker
Katherine Parker, missionary with Global Ministries who serves as part of the Health Team of the United Mission to Nepal, shares an update on the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake, April 25. Parker makes specific prayer requests and expresses gratitude for the outpouring of concern for the people of Nepal.
April 26, 2015
Yesterday in Nepal we experienced a 45+ second 7.8 magnitude earthquake with an epicenter half way between Pokhara and Kathmandu. I am safe and well in Pokhara at a gathering with other UMN (United Mission to Nepal) missionaries.
There has been minimal damage here but we continue to feel the aftershocks. All UMN staff have been accounted for and are well. UMN core response team is attempting to return to Kathmandu but I will stay here until at least Monday and maybe longer. Road conditions are not good.
I've been in touch with some friends in Kathmandu. Most slept outside last night. Some have experienced injury (a grandmother with a broken leg) and destruction of their homes. Panic and anxiety is being experienced by many in the city. There are older, taller and denser buildings there and thus more destruction, but I'm not sure of the full extent of situation. We are also concerned for our friends in the rural regions outside of the Kathmandu valley where there are more un-mortared stone and brick buildings. Reports of damage and loss of life are coming in from our partners in Dhading, but poor roads are hampering the initial connection.
Thank you for the outpouring of concern for the people of Nepal and your prayers in this unfolding situation.
Our main response as UMN will focus on Dhading; plans for this are in the initial stages.
Your sister in service for Christ,
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