There was a small team from Winnipeg on the ground at the end of August. They recorded these videos to help tell the stories, report on and assess the situation and help those far away understand the situation in Kathmandu and the villages which were directly impacted by the earthquakes. As they are processed they will be posted – newest will be at the top. You can also view them directly from our Vimeo feed. As you view them, please keep a prayerful posture! Thanks for staying in touch – our HRV family deeply appreciates it – it’s more necessary now than ever.
Hope Keeps Multiplying
Here’s a short update from Hanna Pätkau who is visiting with her husband Andrej. They are from the D.A.CH. Vineyard’s (Germanic Speaking Vineyards in Germany, Austria and Switzerland) who have been great partners in the recovery efforts!
New Home Tour – Hope for the Future
Here is a tour of the prototype sample home in the Kathmandu Vineyard courtyard. Homes like this are currently being built in Chhampi and Kothgaon and plans are being made to build them in Gorkha as well. Homes in the remote mountain villages are another story (you can watch it in the “Mountain Village Part 1: Gatlang by Helicopter” video).
Raju & Joy in Troubled Times
Here’s an interview with Pastor Raju of the Kathmandu Vineyard who talks about how he sees God at work post-earthquake. Raju is a member of the Earthquake Management Team.
Ramesh & the Miracle of Hope
Here, Pastor Ramesh of the Kathmandu Vineyard talks about the challenges and signs of hope in the earthquake recovery. Ramesh is candid about what the HRV can and cannot do. He is a member of the Earthquake Management Team.
Mountain Village Part 1: Gatlang by Helicopter
This is Part 1 of 3 videos taken in the High Mountain Villages. In this trip we visited Gatlang, Nessing and Tipling. This video we take flight and land in Gatlang where we see the effects of the earthquake and learn of some of the rebuilding plans – specifically among the low-caste “Bikka” people. The Vineyard cleaned up the whole village!
Mountain Village Part 2: Nessing & a New Building
This is Part 2 of 3 videos of the High Mountain Villages. This video is taken in Nessing. It documents some of the destruction and shows the rebuilt church.
Mountain Village Part 3: Hope in Tipling
This is Part 3 of 3 videos of the High Mountain Villages. This one is from Tipling. At the end Andy explains some of the recovery and rebuilding efforts.
Susila & Monita’s Story
There are many urban poor who are dealing with the aftermath of the earthquake. Even if their homes did not crumble about 80% of the buildings in Kathmandu have significant cracks, many are unsafe. But there are no other options. In this video, meet Susila and Monita, a mother and daughter who live in the centre of Kathmandu.
Sonam & the Truck
A truck for delivery was one of the first large purchases we made after the earthquake. Meet the driver in this video.
Pieces of Kathmandu
Here, Andy shows some of the damage around some of Kathmandu’s most iconic places.
Raju Explains Rebuilding Permanent Homes
While we were in Kothgaon (a small village just outside of Kathmandu), I asked Raju to explain the process for deciding who gets a new home.
The View from Chhampi
Here is a report and a few stories from the village of Chhampi (a small village just outside of Kathmandu).
Kathmandu Vineyard Tour
Here is a quick tour of the Kathmandu Vineyard church.
Ever wondered how 1,000s of Nepali people are living in the aftermath of the earthquake? This video shows a typical temporary shelter. This one is made of tin, many are made of tarps or tents.
Kothgaon – House on the Rise
Here is a new home being built in the village of Kothgaon (a small village just outside of Kathmandu).