Baptist Global Response
A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Taiwan in the early hours of Saturday, with at least eleven casualties. At this time the government is taking responsibility for the response. BGR is monitoring the situation but is not planning a significant response unless called upon by local partners. Please pray for those affected and pray for those responding.
The 5.5-magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal today was moderate and didn't cause widespread damage. News sources say 15 people were injured but only two have been hospitalized. BGR will continue the recovery efforts we developed after the April 2015 quake, but we will not add any additional response. Thank you for your prayers today, and please continue praying for the Nepali people as they recover from last year's disaster.
We just received word from our partners in Nepal that a significant earthquake just hit. Please pray for the people affected by this quake. We will post updates when we have more information.
"The food I eat in school helps me a lot because sometimes ... my mother might not have anything to cook at home. ... That's why my little brother and I eat here in the school." --Paul, age 9
Pray more school lunch programs can be started so more children won't go without eating.
Fuel shortages in Nepal are driving up the cost of BGR’s earthquake recovery efforts and prayer partners are being called to intercede. BGR’s effort is threatened by skyrocketing fuel prices after political protests closed a road crossing the Nepal-India border.
“Please join us in prayer for a quick and peaceful resolution to this crisis,” said Jeff Palmer, BGR’s executive director. “Pray for roads to open and for any blockades to be removed. Pray the Lord would pave the way for a smooth flow of fuel between both India and China. Pray that Nepali people would soon be able to have fuel for their vehicles, homes and businesses.”