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Death Toll crosses 76 and 2.87 lakh people in relief camps
“Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea -- the Lord on high is mighty” - Psalm 93:4
The recent floods and landslides in the state of Kerala (India) killed 85 people and displaced over 287,000 people, who have taken shelter in over 1,654 relief camps since Aug 9, 2019. Dead bodies are still recovered from under mud, water and collapsed houses. Last year this month, 483 people died in floods and torrential rains in the same state. This month, there were about 80 landslides in three big districts. A news report said that in Kottakkunnu, the lifeless bodies of a mother (Geethu) and her infant child (Dhruv) recovered in a position holding their hands tightly. In a landslide, Sarath, the father is the only who escaped unhurt, but he lost his wife, son and mother to the landslide. There are several pathetic stories such as these. Thousands of people poor people have lost everything and the recovery is unimaginable for them. Kerala is a tiny state in southern India where the gospel was brought by Thomas, one of the disciples of Jesus Christ, in the first century. Since the 20th century, God has been raising thousands of passionate missionaries from this state who are cross-culturally reaching various states of India for Christ and successfully planting churches. But now, tens of thousands are suffering without clean water, food and other basic necessities in this state. We would like to help at least 100 families with $100 each to provide them with some basic necessities such as food, water, clothes and medicine. Please pray for the state of Kerala and consider a gift to make a difference in the lives of flood victims. Please click the link below to make a tax-deductible donation.