Nepal is one of the world's poorest countries and was not prepared for the earthquake that struck on Saturday, April 25. The 7.8 earthquake hit the area between the capital city of Kathmandu and the city of Pokhara.
The people of Kathmandu are living outside in tents because they do not trust their homes to stay standing in any aftershocks. We have heard there are many casualties, buildings destroyed, etc.
The other area that was hard hit is the Sindhupochok district east of Kathmandu. We have heard of tremendous damage and high casualties. We are receiving reports of many casualties in churches because they gather on Saturday mornings for worship since Sunday is a workday.
Please pray for the following:
-For the families of the 4,000+ people who have died.
-For the more than 7,000 people injured. The hospitals do not have the space to accommodate everyone and many are on the floor or outside the hospital.
- For wisdom and strength as church planters figure out how to care for their families and communities.
-For the rescue missions as time is running out to find survivors.
-For those who are living outside of their homes in tents for fear of the aftershocks.
-For food and water.
-For protection against the bad weather that is hampering rescue efforts.
-For Christians to turn to the Lord for strength in the midst of such devastation.