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[Today’s prayer] Landslides due to heavy rain and snow in eastern Afghanistan... Village swept away, 25 dead

A landslide occurred in eastern Afghanistan, killing 25 people.

According to AFP on the 19th (local time), a landslide occurred in the eastern Nuristan province the previous day due to heavy rain and heavy snow, and the village of Nakre in the Tartan Valley was swept away.

The Afghan Ministry of Disaster Management announced that 25 people, including village residents, were killed in the landslide, 8 others were injured, and about 20 houses were severely damaged.

Additionally, there are still missing people under the snow and debris, and the military is being deployed to conduct rescue operations.

However, local authorities explained that work is progressing slowly as heavy equipment cannot be deployed due to bad weather, and "the number of deaths may increase."

Nuristan Province borders Pakistan and is located at the southern end of the Hindu Kush Mountains, with mostly mountainous terrain. It sometimes snows a lot in winter.

Source: Yonhap News

”and as they sailed he fell asleep. And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water and were in danger. And they went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” And he awoke and rebuked the wind and the raging waves, and they ceased, and there was a calm. He said to them, “Where is your faith?” And they were afraid, and they marveled, saying to one another, “Who then is this, that he commands even winds and water, and they obey him?”“ (Luke 8:23-25)

Lord, the Father of Afghanistan, please comfort Afghanistan, where countless people lost their lives due to landslides caused by heavy snow.

At a time when Afghan souls are poorer in spirit than ever under the Taliban regime and are even poorer in spirit due to the landslide, we want them to know Jesus, who is their true hope and salvation.

Also, please help the missing people who have not yet been rescued as soon as possible.

Just as Jesus spoke and the winds and waves calmed down, please visit Afghanistan at this time and make all the snow and wind calm down.

Just as Jesus visited the disciples who were in fear, please visit the Afghan souls who are in fear and sadness and speak to them.

Would you meet and wipe away the tears of the Afghanistan people who are in sorrow!


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