INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 26, 2015) -- Members of a Hoosier-based aid group are frantic as they wait for word of how some of their people are doing following the devastating earthquake in Nepal. Indianapolis-based ServLife cares for orphans, starts churches and helps with microfinance lending. Thirty-five orphans are accounted for and safe, more than 100 children and pastors are not. One of ServLife's workers, who lives in Nepal, has been here in Indianapolis but is now desperately trying to get home to see his family. Lazarus Thulung hasn't heard from them since the quake.
"What had happened really give me the pain in my heart," he said. "I've been screaming and crying out. Yeah, I knew when I talked to my friends, there has been so much pain in their heart."
Thulung, who is ServLife's Director for Himalayan Development, has been in the U.S. meeting with ServLife donors.
"I need to go home, I'm very much sad what had happened to our country because I love my country where I was born and where I live," Thulung said.
There are 50 educationally sponsored children unaccounted for, as well as 63 pastors missing.
"Just the process of finding them is going to probably take days if not a week or so," said Tim Kurth, ServLife's Assistant Director.
Kurth was there in Nepal just a month ago and has seen the video footage.
"Those are buildings I was just driving past, those are streets I was just on and now they're in shambles. I'm seeing bodies carried out of them, I mean, its devastating," Kurth added.
Lazarus says he's heading home tomorrow morning now that the Kathmandu airport is back open and he is confident his people will work together and rebuild.
ServLife has started a fund to help those in need, click here.