Saturday, April 25, 2015

Nepal Earthquake

While Andrew was in town, Nan and Keith were enjoying a long, multi-week tour of India and Nepal. We enjoyed seeing pictures of them enjoying the many sites and cultures of that area of the wor

Their last stop was Nepal. They toured many of the historical temples of Khatmandu and flew over Mt. Everest.

On Sunday April 25, a large, 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. Nan and Keith had stayed at the resort while others in their group had gone to church. They reported large shaking and ended up going out to the lawn. It was a long time before we heard from them, and after hearing from them, it was spotty getting through to them. Fortunately, Amber, along with some of the other children of the group Nan and Keith were traveling with, was able to keep us informed.

The damage to Nepal was extensive, and as a result of the damage to the airport, it took longer than planned to get them out of Nepal, so Amber and the other children of people in the group contacted people in news organizations and governments to try to help them get out.

In the end, they were able to get out a day after their planned exit. Our hearts go out to those who have lost so much in Nepal.