Story number 1 for 30 Jan 2001

By January 30, 2001

(India)–Headlining today’s news Christian relief and development agencies are scurrying to help the victims of the earthquake in India. Food for the Hungry’s Bard Letsinger describes the devastation. “This is probably the most powerful earthquake to strike India in more than a half century. Current estimates we have right now have more than 20,000 people dead, more than 30,000 people injured and more than 125,000 people missing or unaccounted for.” Letsinger says they’re providing temporary shelter, food, medicine, and more in an effort to share the Gospel. He says the people are more open now. “The people are very mad at the astrologers because they did not predict this earthquake. So, they’ve lost faith with these astrologers right now and this is a great opportunity for us to not only minister to them physically, but to share the Gospel with them as well.”

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