The news today is reporting a major earthquake in Nepal. Close to 2,000 have been killed, not counting the many Nepalese who are currently missing.
Several of the religious and historical sites that I visited in 2011 in the Kathmandu valley have been destroyed as a result of the shifting plates, and tremors have been felt in neighboring countries like India as well. Houses have crumbled to the ground, leaving many homeless. Those whose homes are still standing are too frightened to return since intense “after-quakes” are expected to cause further damage.
I can’t imagine the pain, fear and worry that must be affecting the people of Nepal, who are some of the kindest and most compassionate individuals I’ve ever met–despite their common plight of poverty. I wish them well and pray for my friends who are in the middle of the current turmoil.