Thank you to all our wonderful family of friends and supporters around the world who have inquired about our safety after Saturday’s devastating earthquake. The good news is that our new home withstood the quake very well, with only some minor damage, and all the children are safe and accounted for.
As of now (Monday morning in Nepal) we are still sleeping outside under a large tent canopy, but we have about four weeks worth of food, water and solar power, so we are better off than so many others.
However, the aftershocks continue and no one knows what the future might hold. It will be very difficult to obtain food and supplies for the next few months, as prices will inevitably increase and the roads are impassable except on foot.
So many of you have asked what you can do to help us, and right now it’s hard for us to know the complete answer. We have set up an earthquake relief fund for our region on Global Giving in an attempt to plan ahead for ourselves and our neighbors. The school just up the road from Ama Ghar was completely demolished and our neighbors in the local village will be needing help, so if you want to help us, please go to this link.
Thank you for your thoughts, your prayers, your virtual hugs and the love that we can feel around the world. We know that Nepal will rise from this stronger than ever, but it won’t be easy and we couldn’t do it without you. We will post updates on Facebook and Twitter, send emails and keep up a status report on our Home Page – or feel free to call our U.S. Communications Director directly at 520-255-3556 for the latest news.