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Nepal Quake Updates



Nepal Family Rebuilding Packages


Family Rebuilding Packages

For just $130 per package, our colleagues in Nepal can provide the following to help a family of six to get back on their feet:


  • Tin sheets and bamboo poles to construct a simple shelter
  • A supply of rice, lentils, cooking oil, and salt
  • Bowls, plates, utensils, etc.
  • Towels
  • Soaps - for personal washing and for clothes washing
  • Blankets to provide flooring and bedrolls
  • Mosquito nets
  • Candy for the kids


How can we GIVE?

  • Asian Access
    • Support churches who are doing relief work. A2 is distributing funds raised through local churches in Nepal for use where it's needed most. To give online, click the red “Give Now!” button (US$) below or click here...

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...or send your check to Asian Access, PO Box 3307, Cerritos, CA 90703.



  • For those wishing to serve on a relief team, we are exploring our options and potential partnerships.
    • Samaritan's Purse: currently sending specialists, first responders and medical personnel
    • Asian Access - will likely partner with Samaritan's Purse to send church teams after initial relief and recovery period is completed. But this won't happen until late Summer or early Fall.

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The Latest

  • A second quake (7.3) struck on May 11 with a death toll of 65...
  • People are fearful to stay in buildings. Many are staying in tents in the open.
  • UN reporting that donations are down, having raised $30 million of goal of $400M; UN anticipates it will be a $5 Billion endeavor.
  • MASSIVE NEEDS with monsoon season starting:
    • 2 million living in tents;
    • 8 million people affected across 39 districts;
    • 600,000 homes destroyed or damaged;
    • The current death toll continues to rise;
    • 134 aftershocks causing further damage.
  • AID
    • Large aid groups are providing immediate aid, and A2 is recommending some credible organizations below... Please give to organizations that align with what's important to you.
    • Asian Access is trying to mobilize giving toward these local churches who are at the forefront of providing care; we learned this in Japan since March 2011.
    • 34 other countries are coming to help; 65 aid teams, 30 medical teams; but the government of Nepal is asking many of them to leave! We're not exactly sure why the government has reacted this way.
    • Asian Access is planning on sending a ground crew in a few days to assess and begin delivering aid via a network of local area churches.
    • Volunteer teams can be organized to go through Asian Access from August through December 2015.


Original 7.8 Earthquake: Death Toll Exceeds 8,400

nepal-survivor-uncoveredText message from a friend on the ground in Nepal:

"We are fine. We are in open ground now, and it's raining. Sadly, our home is totally destroyed; we are homeless now. Earthquakes are still coming and everywhere there are problems. Many dead bodies, it's not counted yet, so many people died."


Radio Interviews on Nepal:


Mission Network News

MNN: Nepal in collective shock (June 15, 2015)

Mission Network News radio broadcast (June 15, 2015)


MNN: Making beauty out of ashes in Nepal (June 8, 2015)

Mission Network News radio broadcast (June 8, 2015)


MNN: 3 Rs in short supply in Nepal (May 19, 2015)

Mission Network News radio broadcast (May 19, 2015)


MNN: Nepalese leaving gods after second quake (May 13, 2015)

Mission Network News radio broadcast (May 13, 2015)


MNN: Nepal quake: in dire need of aid  (April 27, 2015)

Mission Network News radio broadcast (April 27, 2015)

Moody Radio interviews

Interview with Joe Handley - June 02, 2015


Interview with Mr. Chittry - May 20, 2015


Interview #2 - May 8, 2015

Interview #1 - April 27, 2015



(Photo Sundar Thapa courtesy MNN) Nepal (MNN) — Nepal and India have moved forward to restore ties after months of a crippling blockade. Asian Access National Director for Nepal, Sundar Thapa, says the impact was immediate and severe. “They have a shortage of food, no electricity, no fuel, no medication, and all the schools are closed.” In fact, the Nepalese Prime Minister went to India last month to “clear the misunderstanding” between the nations. His main objective was to restore ties between the two countries, which had been strained in the wake of Nepal’s new Constitution. “People are really suffering, and people are losing hope. India keeps pressuring [Nepal] to bring back the Hindu state again,” ...

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Kyle and ladies from church 500An Asian Access service trip diary

My wife Kyle and I recently got a rare treat: A chance to join some of our closest friends on an earthquake-repair service trip to Nepal through Asian Access. Six leaders from Community Covenant Church in El Cajon, California (our home church) met up with us last month in Kathmandu. There, we connected with our in-country Asian Access leaders for a week that combined hard physical labor in a rural village with up-close encounters with men, women, and children who are being touched by the love of Christ through our local leaders’...

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Dr. Lon Allison2015 Highlights: Endorsements of Asian Access

Here are some things people are saying about Asian Access this year...

Dr. Lon Allison
Pastor of Teaching & Outreach, Wheaton Bible Church

"I know the goals; I know the mission of Asian Access. I know what they're about. I support that with all my heart. But what I'm really excited about is...

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2014-year-changeover-web2015 has been a fruitful year of ministry at Asian Access. Here are some highlights from the past twelve months...

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Flickr_Nepal protest via S Pakhrin 12-04-15Nepal (MNN) — It was over as soon as it began. An effort to end the months-long Constitution blockade crippling Nepal fell short. Speaking via Skype, Noel Becchetti of Asian Access says religious freedom is at the heart of it all. "Nepal passed the first-ever constitution in the history of their country in September. In that part of the world,...

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Silk and I were recently in the middle of Nepal, where many of you have helped out. We are deeply grateful for your prayers and your support. Your financial giving has really helped out, especially providing these tin shelters, as a part of the Family Rebuilding Packages including some food supplies that will last. Families who have lost everything will be helped by these packages now and over the next few years as they get their lives back together...

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flag of Bangladesh wavingDeath threats issued to pastors in Bangladesh — The persecution of Christians, Hindus, and even random attacks on foreigners have all dramatically increased in Bangladesh this past year, instigated by Islamic extremists. One newspaper reported that over 20 pastors have recently received death threats via text messages and letters. Here is a sampling of SMS death threats from several different sources: a.) "Eat whatever you like the most. Only five days of your life are left. Not more than that." A follow up text sent the next day read, "One day has gone by. Let us know if we have to arrange your burial as well. Or...will your family take care of your body?" b.) "You, the Christian leaders, will have to bid goodbye to this world very soon." c.) "We are going to finish off all, one by one, who are spreading Christianity in Bangladesh." According to Barnabas Fund, these threats have been sent by...

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jpn nepal team 07 smSilk and I were talking about the earthquake in Nepal. She shared on video the story that Japan recently sent a team to minister to the people in Nepal, because of course, Japan knows exactly what it feels like to experience a major disaster with their earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown a few years ago. So a team went there from Japan. They were they were literally the hands and feet of Jesus. They were helping to clear out a park area, so that the children can play again. So what a blessing it was that our brothers and sisters in Japan came alongside to minister to those in...

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Silk Handley recounted with Joe about their time in Nepal, specifically about when they were able to go actually see one of the village sites where the earthquake did quite a bit of damage. “It was amazing walking the streets. I noticed huge piles of dirt and mud in the center of the road blocking the road, so that vehicles couldn't even drive there. I was thinking, ‘How did this happen?’ As I was watching, I...

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Church in Japan ‘gives back’ in NepalNepal (MNN) -- Japanese Christians know firsthand the value of receiving help in times of disaster. That's why a team of individuals impacted by the 2011 tsunami spent their holiday in Nepal helping their neighbors. The team spent four days cleaning up a children’s home and helping a village rebuild. Despite everything the Japanese team has given,...

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jpn nepal team 02 sm"If you give the driver chocolate, he will drive you wherever you need to go."This joke didn't actually come from our taxi driver, but from a successful pastor who has been a part of planting over 300 churches, starting multiple children's homes, and having a voice in the creation of Nepal’s new constitution that will protect religious freedom of minority groups. Last week I had the privilege of serving alongside this pastor and his colleagues with three of my Japanese friends...

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