It is heart-breaking to see the devastating impact a second wave of Covid-19 is having on the people of India. The numbers of new cases and deaths are rising every day, and hospitals are on the brink of collapse.
Today we ask you to please stand with our ministry partners in India, JKPS and BFM, as they respond to this crisis and provide emergency relief to those around them. They urgently need your support.
Across India, it is expected that widespread lockdowns will soon be put in place. For many, who already live in some of the poorest areas and rely on daily labourer jobs, this will lead to a vital loss of income and the ability to buy food for their families.
JKPS have also reported that some of their team and those they support at Mahima Homes have tested positive for the virus. They are carefully finding ways to isolate the cases, and providing space to quarantine.
During the first wave of Covid-19 in India, JKPS responded quickly, delivering hot meals to the poor and vulnerable in the slums of Kolkata and emergency food rations to families in need. Your support today will enable them to again provide life-saving relief, as well as protect those they support.
Please pray for India
Heavenly father, we pray that you would place your loving arms around all those who are suffering in India and comfort those who are mourning the loss of loved ones. May you grant wisdom to all those who are responding to the crisis, and provide vitally needed medical care. We thank you for our ministry partners in India, and pray you would watch over them as they serve their communities, and shine your light into a desperate situation. Amen.