These photos have been sent overnight by one of our Partners, Rowan Butler. Rowan works in the marketing & communications team of the International Nepal Fellowship (INF). Please take a moment to pray through these photos for the people of Nepal.
For more information on the earthquake, please see Earthquake in Nepal.
Firstly, I’m fine and so is the building I live in. Some of my neighbours weren’t so fortunate with one corrugated iron dwelling being demolished by a falling brick wall. All the people were OK but at least one of the water buffalo, which the family make their living from by milking, was close to death when I was there to help.
I spent last night outdoors with Nepali friends and others under a tarpaulin. Slept in my clothes and motorcycle jacket and as I didn’t have a pillow I just used my helmet. The city is quiet with not much traffic and many people staying outside. Hardly any businesses are open. My area is not badly affected, mostly fallen brick walls but in some places a lot of buildings or parts of them have collapsed. A few hours ago we had a 6.7 aftershock – significant in its own right.
You could pray for the rescue efforts. The only planes using the airport seem to be for rescue teams and aid. Communications here have been difficult with it being almost impossible to get a phone line, text messages usually work but not always.
Thanks for your concern and prayers.