Post-Earthquake Visit to Village Church

We visited the village where most houses and the church were destroyed. This village is located high on a mountainside about three hours east of Kathmandu. We were amazed to find that many of the houses at the base of the mountain appeared to be undamaged. However, the higher up the mountain we went, the houses were increasingly ruined.

Pastor Samuel spoke with the villagers before we distributed supplies. All the rice, dhal, and other supplies were shared by the whole village which is made up of about 50 homes.

Pastor Samuel spoke with the villagers before we distributed supplies. All the rice, dhal, and other supplies were shared by the whole village which is made up of about 50 homes.

This is what is left of Pastor Lila's house.

This is what is left of Pastor Lila's house.

The villagers have taken their tin roofing and made new shelters. This works temporarily but with the monsoon rains starting next month, more permanent shelters/houses need to built.

The villagers have taken their tin roofing and made new shelters. This works temporarily but with the monsoon rains starting next month, more permanent shelters/houses need to built.

The church walls came down in seconds. Fortunately, everyone was able to get out in time. They plan to rebuild the church further up the mountain.

The church walls came down in seconds. Fortunately, everyone was able to get out in time. They plan to rebuild the church further up the mountain.