A medical team begins work this week on quake-ravaged Nias Island.

By April 20, 2005

Indonesia (MNN)–This week’s strong tremors and the March 28th earthquake collapsed about 70% of the houses and buildings in Gunungsitoli, the main town on Indonesia’s Nias Island.

Buildings cracked and shaken by the first earthquake were felled by this second shake. Preliminary reports indicated that, of the three hospitals on Nias Island, two were destroyed.

The third hospital that remained standing was the site of Global Aid Network’s (GAiN) last medical mission project. Teams had delivered $100,000 worth of medicines to this site.

It has since become the center for all medical care for Nias. A GAiN medical team arrived on April 15th to treat illnesses and injuries from the quakes.

They also brought an additional $50,000 in donated medicine. In addition, some of the $5.8 million of medicine and medical supplies shipped to Indonesia by GAiN and it’s partners will be of great use on Nias Island and other tsunami devastated areas.

Please continue to pray for the people of Indonesia, for safety from future earthquakes, healing from injury and diseases, and that they would be open to the hope of the Gospel.

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