Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.
“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.
Urgent call to pray for Nepal!!
A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.9 has hit Nepal. It is the most powerful earthquake to have hit Nepal since the 1934 Nepal–Bihar earthquake which killed 8500 people. Latest report stated more than 1000 people so far are known to have been killed. Reports just came in that the army mountaineering team has found 18 bodies on Mt Everest and the tourism ministry told Reuters that the death toll could rise. It was reported that the avalanche had buried part of the base camp and estimated that at least 1,000 climbers, including about 400 foreigners, had been at base camp or on Everest when the earthquake struck. The death toll has risen quickly throughout the day, and is now thought to include at least 634 in he Kathmandu Valley and 300 more in the capital.