The Nepalese Earthquake is ravaging the small nation - just today, the death toll passed 4,400. Here's how you can help.


Pray for those immediately affected by the earthquake. Remember also the Nepalese diaspora around the world (including those in Winnipeg) who are witnessing the events from afar and are attempting to contact and locate their loved ones who were directly affected. Pray for the injured, sick, and displaced - and for the local and international workers who will be spending the next weeks and months responding to the crisis. And, above all, pray for the future of Nepal as it attempts to recover from a disaster of this scale.


There are already many ways in which you can make financial contributions to relief efforts gearing up locally and underway in Nepal.

The Nepali Cultural Society of Manitoba, which comprises a community of about 700, has already set up an account at TD Bank here in Winnipeg for collecting donations for a relief fund. You can find out more about the organization and the fund effort here.

Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) has set up an online donation page where donations can be made quickly and simply. You can find it and more information on the kind of work they are doing in Nepal here.

The Winnipeg Centre Vineyard Church has a close relationship with the work of the Vineyard Church's church-planting work in the small country. Pastor Nathan Regier is himself currently in Kathmandu and has joined the church's relief efforts in the some of the most hard-hit locations. They are also collecting donations on their own website.

The Red Cross also has their fundraising going strong. Donations can be made here.


Talk about this with other people. Invite others to pray with you in small groups and church meetings. Invite others to join you in making donations.

We also need to be grateful that we in an area beyond the reach of major earthquakes, which come without warning and cause such catastrophic damage.