Staff of The Upper Room in Nashville, Tennessee received an update from the editor of the Nepali language edition of the devotional guide following the latest major earthquake in Nepal. The quake struck eastern Nepal, near Mount Everest, early Tuesday. At least 48 people have been killed and more than 1,000 injured, according to BBC.
“Yesterday’s earthquake was very harmful. Our church—where The Upper Room Nepali office is located—and my home have cracks in various places,” said Ratna Chapagain, editor of the Nepali edition of The Upper Room. “We are staying outside.”
“One of our translator’s house is almost ruined,” he added.
The latest quake had a magnitude of 7.3 and was felt in India, Tibet, and Bangladesh; it came just two weeks after more than 8,000 people died in the 7.8 magnitude earthquake on April 25.
Chapagain is thankful for the continued prayers for him, his family, and Nepal: “Your prayer is my strength.”