California-Nevada Missionary Update from Nepal
April 29, 2015
Missionary Katherine Parker, who is serving in Nepal from the California-Nevada Annual Conference, has reported that she and her missionary colleagues at United Mission to Nepal (UMN) are safe and well following the earthquake. At the time of the quake, she was in Pokhara with UMN colleagues and now has returned to Kathmandu with the first wave of responding UMN personnel. The epicenter of the quake was between Pokhara and Kathmandu.
Upon return to Kathmandu, Parker found her residence substantially undamaged, but her neighborhood suffering from intermittent electrical service, which impacts the supply of household water to her home. She is temporarily staying with friends who have a well.
Katherine sends these prayer requests:
- Please pray for those who have lost loved ones and those who have lost their shelter either temporarily or permanently.
- Please pray Psalm 46 for the assurance of God's continued presence and protection in the face of continuing widespread anxiety about aftershocks.
- Please pray for those sleeping outside that the weather will hold stable and it won't rain.
- Please pray that the temporary outdoor living will not lead to a cholera outbreak.
- Please pray that the water supply will be sufficient and uncontaminated.
- Please pray for our UMN staff as we implement our emergency response plan and that we will be able to help.
Parker is a commissioned United Methodist missionary who works as part of the health team of the United Mission to Nepal. Her work focuses on water, sanitation, and hygiene. She is supported in her work by a significant number of churches in the California-Nevada Annual Conference.
For more information about Parker, click here.
For more about her work, click here.
For earthquake response, click here.