Ministry holds out helping hands amidst India flooding

Friday, August 24, 2018
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flooding in Kerala, India (Aug 2018)A spokesman for Gospel for Asia says the Christian ministry is committed to the long-term to help people recover in India from devastating floods.

Hundreds of people have lost their lives and thousands have lost everything in what is being called the worst flooding in nearly 100 years in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Gospel for Asia vice president Danny Yohannan says they have ministry-supported teams in that area, so they were able to jump into action immediately.

"Right when this flooding started, our people – who are there on the ground at ground zero – before really anything actually hit the news internationally, [they] were already doing relief work and helping and trying to rescue people," he shares.

Kerala, India (map)Yohannan tells OneNewsNow that Gospel for Asia is committed to ministering there over the long haul.

"They estimate it will take about five years until things are actually somewhat rebuilt to the point of normalcy," he explains. "And when it's off the news cycle and people forget about this flooding, we will not forget – we will still be there helping people to get back on their feet, helping to clean up houses."

It's an opportunity for the body of Christ, he says, to pray and to act with compassion toward flood victims in India.


Photo/image credit: Gospel for Asia

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