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'Bible Memory Marathon' Seeks to Raise Money for Nepal

((photo: Reuters/Navesh Chitraka))A woman sits outside a makeshift shelter in an open ground to keep safe after the earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal April 26, 2015, a day after Saturday's 7.9 magnitude earthquake which killed more than 2,400 people and devastated Kathmandu valley.

Two men will reportedly be participating in a 24-hour Bible quote challenge to raise money for disaster-stricken Nepal on Wednesday from a Bible college in California.

The two men, Tom Meyer and Jason Nightingale of the Christian ministry group Wordsowers International, are participating in a Bible Memory Marathon at Shasta Bible College in Redding, California.

The competition will begin at 9 a.m. pacific time, and the two men will have 24 hours to recite the Bible from memory.

Meyer told The Christian Post in a recent interview that Wednesday's competition will be streamed live online on the university's website, and donations can also be made only via the Wordsowers International website.

Meyers told CP that "100 percent of the funds go to Nepal," adding "We have done similar events in the past but none of them have been streamlined online before. We tell the Bible as the sermon from memory weekly as a full-time ministry."

The website livestreaming Wednesday's event says the fundraiser "transcends denominations as solely the Bible will be quoted dramatically," adding that the Wordsower missionaries will be "quoting over 20 books from memory for 24 hours."

The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25 has killed over 7,000 people and injuring nearly 14,000. Multiple aid groups have cited damage ranging in the millions, especially damage inflicted on major cultural heritage sites, especially those located in the capital of Kathmandu.

The United Nations said in April that about 1.4 million victims were in need of food assistance in Nepal following the natural disaster.

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