Monsoon rains, power outages hamper outreach

By August 3, 2011

India (MNN) — After almost a week of unceasing rains in Uttarakhand State, India, landslides have left villages closed off and mission work at a standstill.

In neighboring Uttar Pradesh, monsoons led to the deaths of six people, according to "The Times of India."

Gospel For Asia reports that heavy winds uprooted a large number of trees, obstructing the roads. Electricity was cut off for a few days because of the landslides.

The government is reportedly trying to help victims of the storm, but due to the frightening travel conditions from the torrential downpours and poorly-constructed roads, they've been unable to do much.

Ministry has also had to come to a halt. The landslides in Uttarakhand have introduced upheaval to the state. Missionaries are unable to enter villages to visit other Christians or to conduct fellowship meetings.

The Lord is in charge of the storm, but the cease in ministry is hard to swallow. GFA requests prayer that ministry will soon be able to continue. Pray also for the safety of villagers and GFA missionaries in the region.

Pray that more people will cling to Christ for eternal hope as a result of this disaster.


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