By Roxanne McKnight
The huge earthquake in Nepal that took place April 25, 2015, killed nearly 9,000 people, injured tens of thousands, and displaced nearly half a million, a disaster so huge that the story of it has even touched Limestone County.
Local missionary Roy Frink, who works with long-term incarcerated youth in Mart, also works with a ministry called Allow the Children, which ministers to the poor in Nepal. Frink has reported on conditions in Nepal, not only shortly after the quake but since then.
He had traveled to Nepal twice himself on mission trips before the April 2015 earthquake, and he and his wife, Patricia, send monthly financial support for four children there.