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With dramatic and heart-rending stories in hand, our Regional Coordinator for South Asia has just returned from Nepal. He brought stories of devastation and stories of hope. In this letter, I want to focus on hope.
Earthquakes shake your hope to its core. In Nepal, the earthquakes left many people with little besides death and rubble. Just 17 days after the huge 7.8 magnitude quake of April 25, 2015, came a second 7.3 magnitude quake on May 12. Both had epicenters close to Kathmandu, the capital city. By the time our coordinator left Nepal in early June, there had been at least 136 aftershocks recorded. How can people find hope, when the ground continues to rumble?
Nepal recovery update
For the past two and a half weeks, our friends in Nepal have constantly been on my mind and in my prayers…and that, afresh, with news of the second large magnitude quake (7.3) which happened today, Tuesday, May 12. This is emotional on a personal level since I have been there often and know so many people.