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  • Quakes rock Japan, Ecuador; Baptists assess needs

    April 19 2016 by Mark Kelly, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Quakes rock Japan, Ecuador; Baptists assess needs

    Powerful earthquakes struck both Ecuador and Japan over the weekend, killing hundreds of people in the two countries and kick-starting local disaster response teams. In Japan, a three-day series of earthquakes and aftershocks rocked the southern part of the country. The 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Ecuador on was the worst in decades.

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  • Nepalese Baptist pastor in U.S. aids homeland

    May 18 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Nepalese Baptist pastor in U.S. aids homeland

    As Nepal works to recover from two massive earthquakes within 17 days, a Nepalese Southern Baptist church planter in Buffalo, N.Y. is readying to travel to his homeland to help those in need, including his three sisters left homeless. Southern Baptists can help by praying and fasting for Nepal ...

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  • In Nepal, 4 Colo. pastors aid quake survivors

    May 15 2015 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    In Nepal, 4 Colo. pastors aid quake survivors

    Four Colorado pastors were seven hours into a rugged road trip across rural Nepal April 25 when they got word that an earthquake had struck near Kathmandu. An hour later their 15-passenger van turned around in the rutted road and headed back to serve quake victims for the next eight days.

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  • Nepal hit with second major quake in 17 days

    May 13 2015 by Susie Rain, IMB Connections | with 0 comments
    Nepal hit with second major quake in 17 days

    A new earthquake rattled Nepal May 12, killing at least 36 people and sending thousands more rushing to the streets. The 7.3-magnitude quake came just 17 days after an earthquake killed 8,046 people and destroyed thousands of homes. Tuesday’s tremor set off a series of landslides near Mount Everest.

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  • Leper prays as Nepal earthquake rumbles

    May 8 2015 by Susie Rain, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Leper prays as Nepal earthquake rumbles

    When the earthquake hit in Nepal, Miriam knew that she, a leper with no fingers or legs, could do more good by praying to God for her country’s protection than going outside to safety. Her husband only argued once, then sat on the floor and joined her.

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  • In Nepal, relief supplies reaching quake survivors

    May 7 2015 by Mark Kelly, Baptist Global Response | with 0 comments
    In Nepal, relief supplies reaching quake survivors

    Nepal earthquake survivors have begun receiving relief supplies provided by Southern Baptists. A Baptist Global Response assessment team, meanwhile, has made it to the quake's epicenter and found an architect to help assess homes and buildings so survivors can know whether they are safe.

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  • Nepal church, though tearful, starts singing again

    May 6 2015 by Susie Rain, IMB Connections | with 0 comments
    Nepal church, though tearful, starts singing again

    In the days since Nepal’s 7.8-magnitude earthquake the death toll has risen past 7,500. More than 8 million in Nepal are affected by the massive quake, including at least 2 million who are displaced and millions more in need of food aid. An early estimate lists 130,000 houses destroyed ...

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  • God’s throne not shaken in Nepal, IMB worker says

    April 29 2015 by Marie Curtis, IMB Connections | with 0 comments
    God’s throne not shaken in Nepal, IMB worker says

    As the world watches the escalating devastation in Nepal, more than 40 International Mission Board workers from South Asia gathered April 26-28 at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, for a conference encouraging 140 churches to make commitments to reach the nations.

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  • Nepal churches cope with fatal earthquake

    April 27 2015 by Susie Rain, IMB Connecting | with 0 comments
    Nepal churches cope with fatal earthquake

    Nepal experienced a 7.8-magnitude earthquake April 25 that hit near Kathmandu and reached as far as India, Bangladesh and Tibet. It was the strongest in the region in more than 80 years, killing at least 3,800 people and leveling buildings and homes. The death toll is expected to rise ...

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  • 5 years later, Haitian pastors say quake opened doors

    January 16 2015 by Barbara Denman, Florida Baptist Convention/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    5 years later, Haitian pastors say quake opened doors

    As a result of this flourishing evangelistic fervor in the country, Haiti's evangelical pastors estimate 225,000 persons came to know Christ as their Savior in the days following the earthquake. Still to this day, five years later, week-long crusades are held in remembrance of this event.

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  • Relief teams working at quake’s epicenter

    August 8 2014 by Mark Kelly, BGR/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Relief teams working at quake’s epicenter

    Some remote communities in southwest China still have not received relief supplies, three days after a 6.1 earthquake killed nearly 600 people and destroyed 80,000 homes. One Baptist Global Response-trained relief team working in the area.

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  • In China, Baptist relief presses into mountains

    April 30 2013 by Mark Kelly, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    In China, Baptist relief presses into mountains

    Xia Donghai was 900 miles from his family when word came April 20 that a major earthquake had struck his hometown. Unable to get through with phone calls, the frantic construction worker spent almost half his monthly salary to catch a plane – his first flight ever – and join the massive tide of breadwinners trying to make their way back home and learn the fate of their families.

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  • Missionaries help Japan’s homeless find hope

    November 30 2011 by Tess Rivers | with 0 comments
    Missionaries help Japan’s homeless find hope

    TOKYO (BP) – As the sun rises over Japan, millions rise early to head to work. An intricate system of commuter trains and subways moves countless men and women from the comfort of their homes to a skyscraper in Tokyo or a factory in neighboring Nagoya. Together, the two cities represent the business and manufacturing facets of the country’s economy.

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  • ‘Yellow shirts’ give Japan’s quake/tsunami survivors hope

    TOHOKU, Japan (BP) – Everything changed on March 11 for Eiko Tanno. It was the day a 9.0 magnitude earthquake hit the northeastern coast of Japan – the day she lost hope. Tanno was working in her home office when the ground started shaking and shimmying. She ran outside and huddled with her neighbors.

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  • Turkey quake teams helping survivors

    November 1 2011 by Baptist Press | with 0 comments

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Survivors of Turkey’s Oct. 23 earthquake need food, temporary shelter from the cold, clean water and medical care, and teams trained by Baptist Global Response (BGR) are helping to respond to the crisis, a spokesman for the international relief and development organization said Oct. 31.

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