|Global Infusion relief team in Nepal after the Earthquake|
It doesn’t take long for the world to forget major events. Only a few weeks ago, all eyes were focused on the tiny country of Nepal after a devastating earthquake took the lives of almost 9,000 people. Now, it hasn’t been on the news in days, and the fundraising requests to help the relief and recovery on social media have disappeared.
|GI Team distributing food to Earthquake victims|
Global Infusion had a team there post-earthquake, and the Team Leader volunteered to stay the entire summer. We sent funds so that the team could distribute hundreds of pounds of food, as well as bedding and mosquito netting for those who survived the earthquake, but have no home. We also have plans to send more teams this year and next.
While relief work is needed, and appreciated, what is needed the most is a Pastor. Someone who will love the people beyond handing out food. Someone who cares for their eternal soul. Someone who’s heart is broken because the people are worshipping false gods. Someone who will dedicate their life to reaching the lost and care for their families.
Meet Bishwa. Our Nepal contact. He and his wife, Ramila, are both highly educated, yet have made the decision to reach, love, and care for the people of Nepal. They are determined to see the people turn from their delusional worship of Buddha and the gods of Hinduism, and worship the One, true God. Immediately following the earthquake, they did not run from harm’s way, rather, they ran into it—locating survivors and doing everything they could to help. But while the world will forget the people of Nepal, Bishwa and Ramila will not. Why? Because they have the heart of a Pastor. Pastoring doesn’t require a building, or preaching once a week on a Sunday morning. Pastoring means loving people because God loves them. It means reaching out to them in spite of their unbelief. It means long after the relief workers leave, the long, arduous task of rebuilding begins, and you are right in the center of it. Not only rebuilding communities, but rebuilding lives by leading them to Jesus Christ.
These are the type of men and women with whom Global Infusion works with year after year. Pray for them. Pray for Nepal. Support Global Infusion.