To all our Berg Friends and Family who are interested in our ongoing relief efforts in Nepal,
On behalf of BergCM, Mtelo Ministries and our kindred spirits who are suffering from the aftermath of last months devastating earthquake in Nepal, I wish to sincerely thank you for your generous support both in dollars and prayers.
We will be updating everyone via blog and email as information comes through about how your contributions are changing lives. AND THEY ARE!
BergCM & Mtelo Ministries provided designated funds on May 13, 2015 to Gobinda, a friend and associate of missionaries we know well. He lives in Pokara, Nepal. His family was spared during the first earthquake that struck on April 25, 2015. Gobinda immediately started to work to assist other less fortunate families, however, during the second earthquake his house was demolished. His family was thankfully not injured, but they were forced to sleep outside with everyone else.
Gobinda reported on May 13th that there are dead bodies and debris from collapsed buildings all around. The ground is still shaking.
In emails to Deborah Berg, Gobinda describes the horrors the victims are currently experiencing:
"A few minutes ago......a man was sleeping in the open air with his family and a tiger came out of the forest and pulled him away. Everyone was awakened...the men ran after the tiger with torches...they found the man after 15 minutes. He was dead."
"We are very busy today. We have provided the tents (temporary roof), packets of salts and bottles of safe drinking water. We also have provided rice for 300 people but the materials are sufficient for only 2 days. If we could provide for at least 7 days after that, then hope for the situation will be normal. People, especially children, are very happy to be receiving the food. Hope all can rest tonight.
I met the woman whose husband was dragged by a tiger, she is not feeling well. She is in hospital and we helped her children by providing food for a few days.
Thank you again for your support. Please continue to pray for the victims and [thank you for the] sufficient foods, at least for a week.
BergCM friends and family have already provided tents for desperately needed shelter from the elements and wildlife as well as some food. But on-going support for basic survival is still needed.
Thank you for your generous donations, they are making a difference! And remember, you can continue to donate and BergCM & Mtelo Ministries will triple match your donation. Just go to www.MteloMinistries.org and click on the donate button on the home page. We welcome you to share this offer with family and friends who would like to help!
Melanie Nelson, Vice President of Operations