Giving Hope to the Hopeless in Kerala

The floods in Kerala state in India have taken about 400 lives since June. More than a million others have been displaced and currently reside in thousands of refugee camps around the state.

From Flooding to Fever

Over the first twenty days of August, more than 160% more rain than normalpelted the state. As a result, more dams than ever have been opened and flood waters have reached monumental levels.

(Photo courtesy of Mission India)

The floods may be subsiding, but unfortunately, the troubles are not over. Now, in addition to the flood damage, many are facing the reality of water-borne diseases like leptospirosis or rat fever. People are struggling for daily necessities and hope seems far away.

Yet local Christians know where their true hope and peace are found. Even while battling disease and poverty they are asking for Christian books and resources to encourage their own hearts and help them share Jesus with others.

Sending Hope in Seed Containers

Jason Woolford, Executive Director of Mission Cry, explains that the storms ruined many of the resources previously sent to the area. Now with people searching for peace in the midst of chaos, these resources are becoming vital.

Woolford explains that even in these difficult times, the Word of God does not return void. “We’re going to be giving these to Christians that are going to be able to have an opportunity to go in and minister to some of these people who might now be open to hearing something other than what they currently believe.”

Source: Mission News Network

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