KATHMANDU, Nepal (BP) — Nepal earthquake survivors have begun receiving relief supplies provided by Southern Baptists. The death toll from the April 25 quake has risen past 7,500 and many rural communities are troubled that relief supplies are not reaching them, according to news reports. The Baptist Global Response (BGR) disaster assessment and response team arrived in Nepal on May 1 and noted much of the international aid effort is focusing on Kathmandu, the capital city. Outlying areas, where the destruction is most severe, are in great need. BGR Executive Director Jeff Palmer asks Southern Baptists to pray specifically for the Nepali Christians.
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