April 27, 2015 – Mission Aviation Fellowship Disaster Response personnel have arrived in Nepal and are assessing how the ministry can best help in the country following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the nation on Saturday.
“Our hearts are hurting for the people of Nepal in the wake of this tragedy,” said John Boyd, MAF president and CEO. “While MAF’s disaster response team evaluates how we can best serve, we will continue to pray for those living in the disaster area.”
MAF does not have a base in Nepal, and it is not yet known whether MAF’s aviation and communication services will be needed in this particular situation. The ministry is connecting with other aid groups to determine the most appropriate response.
MAF serves in remote areas of 31 countries. In addition to supporting churches, medical agencies, and development organizations, MAF frequently responds to disasters, and provided critical aid following Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.