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Luke 21 —

25“There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. 26Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken. 27At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28When these things BEGIN to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because YOUR REDEMPTION IS DRAWING NEAR.”

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Death toll from floods rises to 205 in south India

By NIRMALA GEORGE, Associated Press Writer Nirmala George, Associated Press Writer Sun Oct 4, 6:52 am ET

NEW DELHI – Medical teams rushed Sunday to flood-devastated southern India where five days of torrential rain have left at least 205 people dead and 750,000 displaced, authorities said.

The floods have submerged entire villages, snapped transport and communication links and raised fears of disease spreading in relief camps crowded with people forced from their homes. Large parts of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka states have been inundated.

Air force helicopters dropped food and drinking water packages to hundreds of villages that remained cut off after roads were submerged or washed away.

In Karnataka, the worst-hit of the two states, 168 people have died and more than 300,000 have been displaced, authorities said.

In neighboring Andhra Pradesh, 37 people have died and around 450,000 have been displaced and were sheltering in 100 relief camps, said state chief minister K. Rosaiah.

“We are rushing medical teams and equipment to the camps” to ward off outbreaks of disease in the camps, Rosaiah said.

Flooding worsened after authorities released water from rain-swollen reservoirs and dams in both states to prevent them from bursting their banks.

Army soldiers used boats to ferry villagers stranded on rooftops to government schools or relief camps on higher ground. Doctors were distributing water purifying tablets and providing medical services in the camps, but facilities were poor and crowded.

In places where villagers refused to leave their homes, drinking water was being supplied by tankers to prevent the outbreak of waterborne diseases, said D. Prasada Rao, state revenue minister in Andhra Pradesh.

Just weeks ago, most parts of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka were suffering from severe drought due to the failure of monsoon rains. Weather officials say an area of low pressure in the Bay of Bengal has caused the sudden, torrential rains.

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People move to safer areas on a raft in the flooded town of Kurnool, in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, Friday, Oct. 2, 2009. At least 35 more people died Friday after flash floods washed away thousands of homes in southern India, pushing the death toll from this week’s heavy rains to 102, officials and media said.

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People stand in a queue for food at a rehabilitation center at Alampur village, about 215 kilometers (133 miles) away from Hyderabad, India, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009. Medical teams were being rushed Sunday to flood-devastated southern India where scores of people have died after five days of unceasing torrential rains, authorities said.

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More news of disasters, floods, earthquakes happening in different (diverse) places {Mark 13:8}.

Pray that people would repent and prepare themselves for the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, as they see these things happening.

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Asia Readies For Next Storm as Death Toll Tops 350

Play Video ABC News – Hundreds Dead in Philippines Flooding

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Thousands Feared Dead After Indonesia Quake

collapsed shopping mall after an earthquake hit Padang

A woman walks in front of a collapsed shopping mall after an earthquake hit Padang in western Sumatra, killing at least 200 and trapping thousands under rubble

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Students walk out from a collapsed building after an earthquake hit Padang, on Indonesia’s Sumatra island September 30, 2009. A 7.6 magnitude earthquake struck off the city of Padang on Indonesia’s Sumatra island on Wednesday, killing at least 75 people and trapping thousands under rubble, officials said. REUTERS/Muhammad Fitrah/Singgalang Newspaper (INDONESIA DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)
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By: The Associated Press

Date: Thursday Oct. 1, 2009 2:01 PM ET

MANILA, Philippines — Asia had little respite Thursday from an already brutal storm season, with warnings the next tempest was en route to the Philippines while three nations counted their dead from the previous typhoon, with the toll reaching 386.  {Full Story HERE}

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September 30, 2009 –
Update 3 – Over 50 dead as typhoon batters Vietnam and Cambodia
…. “Vietnamese government reports said 40 people were killed by Ketsana, which swept into Vietnam late on Tuesday, while Cambodian authorities put the death toll there at 11.”

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“Men’s hearts will fail them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth”
{Luke 21:26}

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Christ told us in Luke 21:26 that
“People will faint from fear and expectation of the things that are coming on the world …” and the below News Article reports on just a few people who are experience such fear.

But we should not fear as the world does, Church!

God is our Provider, if we are givers and not hoarders  {Phil 4:19 , 2 Cor 9:10};
God is our Protector from plagues and pestilences and terrors {Psalm 91};
and God will keep us in PERFECT PEACE if our thoughts/minds/faith/hope remain on Him and His great and precious promises {Is 26:3, 2 Ptr 1:4}.

Indeed …. God is all we need!

So take heart and fear not.
The below Article is just a showing that the End could be upon us.

Look up Church!
Your redemption could be closer than you imagined!!

“But when these things BEGIN to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is near!”
— Luk3 21:28, HCSB

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Recession Anxiety Seeps Into Everyday Lives

Richard Patterson for The New York Times

From left, Monica Ferrari, Victoria Villalba and Line Bovery at a meditation class in Florida.

Published: April 8, 2009

Anne Hubbard has not lost her job, house or savings, and she and her husband have always been conservative with money.

But a few months ago, Ms. Hubbard, a graphic designer in Cambridge, Mass., began having panic attacks over the economy, struggling to breathe and seeing vivid visions of “losing everything,” she said.

She “could not stop reading every single economic report,” was so “sick to my stomach I lost 12 pounds” and “was unable to function,” said Ms. Hubbard, 52, who began, for the first time, taking psychiatric medication and getting therapy.

In Miami, Victoria Villalba, 44, routinely slept eight hours a night until stories of desperate clients flooding the employment service she runs began jolting her awake at 2 a.m. No longer sleepy, she first began to respond to e-mail, but that caused sleeping colleagues’ BlackBerrys to wake them, so now she studies business books and meticulously organizes her closets.

“I’m embarrassed,” she said. “Normal people aren’t doing this.”

With economic damage expected to last months or years, such reactions are becoming common, experts say. Anxiety, depression and stress are troubling people everywhere, many not suffering significant economic losses, but worrying they will or simply reacting to pervasive uncertainty.

Some are seeking counseling or medication for the first time. Others are resuming or increasing treatment, or redirecting therapy for other issues onto economic anxiety.

“The economy and fear of what’s going to happen is having a huge effect,” said Sarah Bullard Steck, a Washington therapist who also directs the employee assistance program at the Commerce Department. “People are coming in more” with “severe anxiety” or “more marital strife, some domestic violence, some substance abuse.”

Alan A. Axelson, a Pittsburgh psychiatrist, said he was seeing first-time patients and infrequent ones experiencing “relapse and needing more therapy and medication” even though, he said, “Pittsburgh’s actually doing pretty good economically.”

It is early to measure the recession’s consequences, but surveys suggest a growing impact. In an American Psychological Association poll in September, 80 percent reported the economy’s causing significant stress, up from 66 percent last April. The National Sleep Foundation said 27 percent of people surveyed last fall had sleeplessness because of economic anxiety.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline calls jumped to 50,158 in January 2009 from 39,465 a month in January 2008, and economic stress more frequently “played a central role,” said Richard McKeon, the group’s federal project officer.

The Treasury, Labor and other departments started a Web site for people experiencing stress. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is training counselors who usually assist people devastated by tornadoes and floods to now help people with what they “are going through with the economy,” said Dr. McKeon, an agency adviser.

And while a New York Times/CBS News poll found fewer people saying the economy had worsened, most did not think it was improving. People overwhelmingly thought the recession would last another year or more, and 70 percent were concerned that a household member would be jobless.

Anxiety is not just troubling those with much to lose, like older people and homeowners. Elizabeth Dewey-Vogt, 25, a paralegal whose bills and shrinking overtime made her move in with her parents in Alexandria, Va., said she began “constantly worrying about finances,” and having panic attacks, “rapid heart beat, choking sensation, chills or sweating, numbness and tingling in my fingers,” and feeling “almost removed from my body.”

Ms. Dewey-Vogt said that she now took anxiety medication, and that a therapist advised her to pull over or “concentrate on the license plate ahead” if she began panicking while driving and to grip on the handles of her chair when panicking at work.

Even children show signs.

Daniel A. Cohen, a Manhattan psychiatrist, said he saw “more families in crisis,” with children experiencing “increased signs of anxiety and depression” and more nightmares and acting out.

Joshua Batista, 16, of Queens, who was treated for depression and post-traumatic stress after a taxi accident, said he had “gotten more depressed and stressed” since “the recession and that stuff started.” In school, he said he experienced “a nervous breakdown where I was pulling out my hair, hitting my head.” Joshua, a singer-guitarist, said the economy limited his music purchases and earnings. Therapy and medication have increased. Asked to leave school, he will be taught at home. “He noticed it was happening at the same time as the economy,” said his mother, Elissa Levine.

Even for insured people, the economy both causes anxiety and makes help less affordable.

Susan Bandrowsky, 30, a photographer in Wilmington, Del., with bipolar disorder, said she felt strain because her husband, having lost a long-term consulting contract, worked short-term jobs requiring travel, unsettling their 4-year-old autistic son. Fearing the loss of insurance, Ms. Bandrowsky would like more therapy, but to save co-payments she spaces appointments, which, she said, “ups the anxiety.”

Many seeking help are fearful, not actually incurring economic difficulty, said Joseph Ojile, founder of Clayton Sleep Institute in St. Louis, where patients increased 25 percent since October.

Steven Craig, a psychologist in Birmingham, Mich., said “people of less means” were handling some of this better because “their identity is not as caught up in how much money they have.”

Many ask primary physicians for medication, not therapy referrals, because they fear that employers will consider them unstable or resent counseling during work hours, said Allen J. Dietrich, a family doctor in Lebanon, N.H. He said he broached the subject of emotional stress gently because many had come in with physical complaints like arthritis or headaches.  …

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