Indian Monsoon Victims Displaced During Pandemic Encouraged by Christians

India monsoon flooding 2020. (Photo courtesy of Mission India)

Monsoon season in India is wreaking havoc on villages already staggering under the weight of a global pandemic. India’s monsoon season typically lasts from June to September. In the last three months, nearly 900 people have been killed by floods and landslides in India due to heavy rainfall.

More than 14,000 people have also been displaced. Those living in relief camps have little ability to socially distance. And with land and crops destroyed, many families are wondering how they can rebuild with their livelihood gone.

Erik Morsehead with Mission India says, “It’s just another thing in the year of 2020. It’s really extremely unfortunate. We’re just hearing a lot of displacement, death, shelter and relief camps, hospitals struggling to keep patients in the building. For example, at least one hospital has been evacuated.”

Mission India works with indigenous ministry partners to run programs like Church Planter Training, Children’s Bible Clubs, and Adult Literacy Classes. Since the surge of COVID-19, they have also been distributing relief kits through their ministry partners to those impacted by the pandemic.

Now Mission India is working with local partners to provide flood relief kits too.

“We gave them funds where they can locally resource relief kits that provide four weeks of food for a family of four and provide hygiene items as well,” Morsehead says.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Lyndsey Koh

CALL TO ACTION

  • Pray for Mission India’s local partners to sense encouragement from the Holy Spirit.
  • Ask the Lord to use this timely relief to initiate Gospel conversations.
  • Pray for people across India to know Jesus as their only hope in troubling times.