Trouble is on its way to India’s remote villages.
Authorities in East India struggled to maintain social distancing yesterday while evacuating people ahead of a “super cyclone,” Associated Press reports. Forecasters expect Cyclone Amphan to make landfall this afternoon in West Bengal or Bangladesh.
A super cyclone isn’t the only challenge this region faces. West Bengal is one of India’s three eastern states reporting major COVID-19 spikes. Thousands of migrant workers came home earlier this week, carrying the coronavirus with them. Read our full coronavirus coverage here.
Bibles For The World partners with local believers to serve communities in northeast India, providing healthcare, education, and the Gospel. Keep praying for the ministry’s hospital staff as they make COVID-19 preparations. Bibles For The World works in Manipur, where officials confirmed four new cases over the weekend.
Last month, Bibles For The World President John Pudaite described some of the challenges hospital staff encountered during the early stages of preparation. “We were putting together the isolation ward, and [now] we’ve started to put together an ICU. God has blessed us with some donors who have responded very strongly to that [need],” Pudaite says.
“We want to thank all of the listeners [and readers] out there who joined us in prayer and support.”
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth
CALL TO ACTION
- Pray India’s efforts to contain the coronavirus will be successful.
- Ask the Lord to encourage and strengthen hospital staff serving with Bibles For The World.
- Pray for wisdom and discernment as hospital staff make COVID-19 preparations.
- Pray Bibles For The World staff can secure food items and quickly distribute care packages to the people who need them.