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Difficulties mount in Nepal

Mission Network News - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 5:00am

(Photo courtesy Christian Aid Mission)

Nepal (MNN) -- For earthquake survivors, today is devastating, and tomorrow doesn't look any better. "I'm estimating the whole year's budget, for the country, is what they have lost," says the South Asia Director for Christian Aid Mission. She just got back from assessing damage and the ongoing needs of Christian Aid's ministry partners in Nepal. Today Multitudes are sleeping in the open, for fear of further tremors and/or earthquakes. Survivors mourn the loss of loved ones and wonder why they're still here. Foreign aid clogs due to logistical challenges, while anger and disease risks grow.

Mother and child awaiting relief items in Lamosangu village, Sindhupalchowk District.
(Photo, caption courtesy Christian Aid Mission)

"It was heartbreaking," the director says, "but what really stood out to me was how the ministry leaders were not even waiting for any outside help. They had already started bringing relief to these IDP camps." Survivors know these people are believers, and that often opens doors further down the road. "Their goal is not really to preach the Gospel right today; they're building bridges," she adds. During her visit, the South Asia Director joined indigenous leaders as they delivered aid to 75 families from four villages. One of the villages, located near the epicenter of the April 25 quake, had yet to receive any help when believers arrived. "It was very hard to…[see] people who were still waiting for help," says the director, who was born and raised in Nepal before moving to the U.S. There were some encouraging signs, the director says, but she knows the hardest part is yet to come. "There was a lot of love for Nepal; there is a lot of international support…but, you know, people are going to leave. After the relief is done, the first stage, they're going to go back." Tomorrow Over 8 million people are without homes and other necessities as the monsoon season looms. Nepal's two largest sources of revenue -- tourism and agriculture -- have essentially been put on hold.

Terrace farming in Nepal.
(Wikipedia)

Around 80% of Nepal's population lives in villages scattered throughout mostly-mountainous terrain, says Christian Aid Mission's South Asia Director. As a result, they do most of their farming on terraces, or flat step-like spaces layered on the sides of hills or mountains. "After the earthquake, there [were] several landslides, and…these things were washed off. Now, for them to bring it back to where they can start planting anything, that's going to hard," the director explains. The upcoming monsoon season will bring months-on-end of rain, making the recovery process even harder. Add to that a big loss of tourism revenue -- the epicenter of this week's earthquake was located near Mount Everest,  and Nepal's economic future looks pretty bleak. Early estimates put quake-related losses at 25% of Nepal's total GDP, or roughly $5 billion USD, but that was before the May 12 earthquake. In light of such bleak circumstances and statistics, it's hard to find a reason to hope. But recovery grows like relationships: one day at a time. One day at a time The indigenous ministries in Nepal that Christian Aid Mission assists are well-positioned to help earthquake survivors. With rains and landslides cutting off road access to many areas, local Christian workers know how to get aid to people and how to come alongside shell-shocked survivors in their trauma.

(Photo courtesy Christian Aid Mission)

You can make a difference in survivors' lives today and tomorrow by supporting indigenous missionaries through Christian Aid Mission. "Pray for those that are left behind…that they will have the peace of Christ," the director says, requesting prayer for both earthquake survivors and the indigenous missionaries who are helping them. Pray that believers who survived the earthquake will find comfort in knowing their loved ones are with the Lord. Pray for indigenous missionaries who do everything they can to help those in need. "There's been so much destruction, one does wonder: where is God in all of this?" shares the director. Pray that their faith will remain strong, and pray for opportunities to share the hope of Christ. Ask the Lord to protect Christian workers as they go forth in His name.
Categories: Mission Network News

Outback Worship Sessions by Planetshakers

New Release Tuesday - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 9:00pm
Planetshakers. The name is bold but the global implications are exactly what the namesake band has in mind. From humble beginnings in the Land Down Under, Planetshakers Band has grown in scale and scope to reach a generation spanning countries and continents, and they're on a mission to inspire that generation to do the same. Planetshakers are known for a sound that is full of life, energy and excitement. In recent recordings they have incorporated more electronic sounds and EDM, not because its the current thing sound-wise, but because it brings great joy and fun to their praise. For their upcoming[...]
Categories: Christian Music News

Through The Eyes Of Krystal Klear by Krystal Klear Da Rapper

New Release Tuesday - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 9:00pm
CitySide Records,CitySide Music Ministries releases Through The Eyes Of Krystal Klear. A long awaited album is finally here which inspires, motivates and lifts the soul with the style of Gospel using Rap to do so. Giving her following 11 spiritual slamming tracks this is a classic album which will be listened to for many decades to come as it will make her a legend in the Christian music genre. The album features many great artist/ministers such as king Stevian who changed his name from Minister Stevie Tee which he preaches and raps on the songs he is featured on. The album[...]
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Reprise EP by Wolves At the Gate

New Release Tuesday - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 9:00pm
Though known for their powerful post-hardcore work, the Reprise EP features the band in entirely acoustic setting. However, rather than suggest that this will be a stripped down guitar and voice affair, it should be stressed that these are full band renditions. Appearing on the forthcoming release will be five re-imaginings of fan-favorite songs as well as a brand new song.[...]
Categories: Christian Music News

Oasis by Visible Worship

New Release Tuesday - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 9:00pm
The newest faces of Visible Worship, the perennially critically acclaimed touring band of Visible Music College, are all smiles heading into May as they prep for the release of their EP, Oasis, on Madison Line Records. The heart of this band, whose members began collaborating last fall, is receiving and giving back to God through authentic, passionate worship and you'll hear it in every beat of Oasis. From original songs ("The Magnificat," "Oasis") to reimagined traditional hymns ("Come Thou Font"), this EP confidently shares the self-assured sound of Visible Worship with the world just in time for the band's upcoming[...]
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Love Is The Song by Andy Needham Band

New Release Tuesday - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 9:00pm
Produced by Dove Award-winning Brent Milligan (Steven Curtis Chapman) and GRAMMY® Award-winning Mitch Dane (Jars of Clay), Love is the Song features six new selections co-penned by Andy Needham Band members Andy Needham, Joel Rousseau, Andrew Picha and Jonathan Mason, along with award-winning collaborators Benji Cowart, Carl Cartee, James Tealy and Ike Ndolo. The project is the follow-up to Andy Needham Band's 2012 critically-acclaimed Lifted High, and will mark the final recording of the group's decade-long career. "In the midst of recording Love is the Song, it became clear that this would be our last album," Needham said. "God has[...]
Categories: Christian Music News

Amazed by Freddy Rodriguez

New Release Tuesday - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 9:00pm
Freddy Rodriguez's latest album and heralds a message of God's grace and restoration. "That will always be my message. God is a god of mercy and not judgment. In order for us to effectively communicate the gospel to the world, it has to be presented through the package of grace." Grace and restoration. Redemption. God of the impossible. The songs on the album talk about God's ability to be the strength in your life. "The message is timely because it's time for the church to be relevant and effective" says Freddy who wants the project to reach beyond the church walls[...]
Categories: Christian Music News

Alligator by Abandon Kansas

New Release Tuesday - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 9:00pm
Powerhouse innovators Abandon Kansas have released their first album on the Bad Christian label. Vocalist Jeremy Spring had this to say regarding the new phase of Abandon Kansas: "I can't wait for everyone to hear, and not because I think they are going to like it. This one is for the fan's the way a cheese wrapped pill is for my dog. It's honest, but I don't know if it's truth. I want them to eat these songs right up and zoom in on the juicy parts, because I left them in there for everyone to see, nothing's covered up. I'm[...]
Categories: Christian Music News

Rejoice: Live From Seattle by Various Artists

New Release Tuesday - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 9:00pm
Rejoice: Live From Seattle is a live worship album recorded in Seattle, WA featuring worship leaders Dustin Kensrue, Cam Huxford (from Ghost Ship), Brian Eichelberger (from The Sing Team), and others! The album showcases the radio singles "Made Alive" by Citizens Saints and "Rejoice" by Dustin Kensrue, as well as "Grace Alone" by The Modern Post (Dustin Kensrue) and "In Tenderness" by Citizens Saints. The album also includes several rearranged hymns and favorites to the pacific northwest worship community and beyond.[...]
Categories: Christian Music News