Many of you have seen the horrific news coming out of Nepal where over 8,000 people have lost their life due to two earthquakes registering over 7.0 on the rector scale. As I write this, many people are still without food, shelter and basic needs. The recovery is going to take years for many people who have lost homes as well.
Gratefully, many of you have responded by praying and giving to help those in need. In God’s sovereignty, our teams in Nepal have trained over 2,000 leaders from all over Nepal. Some of these key leaders have been mobilized with your donations to go directly to the needy areas. 100% of all of the donations are going directly to Nepal (Western Union, even waived their transfer fees up to now). Close to $20,000 has been given or pledged to date to help those in need. Beyond the immediate needs we are looking at how to help in the rebuilding processes as well. Not only are the physical needs being cared for, but these Godly leaders are praying with people and sharing Christ as well. We have had reports from our contacts of people coming to Christ as they reach out to them in their difficulties!
Not only do I want to personally thank you, but here included is a note from my pastor at Crossroads Community Church, Dave Vance thanking our congregation for their support. This is a note of thanks to them and to everyone who has participated in any way.
If you would like to give just click on the Earthquake Relief Fund option on the side of this webpage.
Founder and Executive Director
Global Youth Ministry Network
I am sure most of you have heard of the horrible devastation caused by the earthquake in Nepal. The latest numbers are saying over 4,000 have died, many thousands are without clean water and they have had to sleep outside as tremors continue to put their homes in danger. Our heart and prayers go out to our friends there.
This is a personal tragedy to the ministry of Global Youth Ministry Network and me. I have been to Nepal several times and have friends who are Global Youth Ministry Network staff, volunteers and many recipients of our trainings there (fortunately everyone that we know, so far, is safe).
We are mobilizing those we know there personally to be the light of Christ in tangible ways to serve the needs of those in Nepal.
Please support so we can mobilize the 2,800 Christian leaders we have trained in Nepal (link provided on right).
Here is a personal update from our Nepal Director (Jomesh Tamang) who happened to be here in the USA and is now in Ohio with us.
“My family (Puja, Alma and Nimeeshe) is safe back in Nepal. Jessica’s (our ministry accountant) mother slipped off the stairs while running out of her home and broke her leg, which required an operation, please pray for her. Bishal (our training staff) is doing well. Too bad that I am away from them as they go through this tragedy, but I believe God has a purpose in this. The hardest part is that they have been staying and sleeping outside on the ground together with the Church family and the relatives. The last I talked to my wife they were finding it hard to keep the children and everyone warm because of the rain and outside temperature of 59 degrees Fahrenheit.
The immediate needs are: TENTS/ SHELTER, WATER AND FOOD. I am gathering funds together with my GYMN International family here in the USA to help the people in Nepal. THE NEED IS MASSIVE IN NEPAL. Please pray and give to help the people in Nepal so that the body of Christ will be the center for hope in the midst of this dark time.”
Executive Director and Founder
As we finish 2014 and look ahead to 2015, we have seen God do some incredible things in people’s lives around the globe. We have together trained close to 1600 leaders from 12 different countries! What an incredible ministry we have together!
We have one more final opportunity for you to personally impact others this year that we want to make you aware of.
A generous donor has offered up to $1500 in funding for the ministry in order help us start 2015 off well.
Your opportunity comes in because this offer is a matching opportunity. Here is how it will work:
Those current regular donors who increase their monthly amount will see the amount they increase matched for the first 3 donations. (For example if you currently support at $100 a month and you decide to increase your monthly support by $25 a month ($75 increase over 3 months). Then the matching donor will contribute another $75 making your increased donation amount double!)
If you are a new monthly donor your monthly pledge donation will also be matched over the first 3 months.
(If you pledge $100 per month ($300 over 3 months), the matching donor will donate $300 as well! Doubling the amount of impact over the first 3 months!)
We deeply appreciate you walking with us both financially and prayerfully!
Contributions can be made via the PayPal link on the right or by mail ~ 91 Park Ave W. Suite G, Mansfield, Ohio 44902. (All donations made or postmarked on or before December 31st will be eligible for a tax deduction for 2014).
Looking forward to 2015 together!