GFA-supported national workers serve victims of natural disasters, such as earthquakes, cyclones and floods. A devastating storm can wipe out homes, crops and livelihoods in an instant, leaving impoverished families with very little hope for the future.
These relief teams love the Lord and serve the needy from that same heart. They immediately step in to assist victims of natural disasters by providing emergency relief like food, clothing, clean water and shelter. They provide counseling and pray for families grieving lost loved ones. Workers bring long-term solutions too, helping to rebuild homes, put children back in school, and provide income-generating tools to get families back on their feet again.
Kerala, India, is experiencing monsoon rains that have not been seen or experienced since 1924. Reports estimate that 70 to 100 lives have been taken due to the floodwaters. Many homes and businesses have been washed away by severe landslides and rivers overflowing because of the constant downpour. For the first time in its history, the shutters of 35 of Kerala’s 39 dams have been opened to keep the dams from erupting, which would inevitably create even more destruction.
September 22, 2016
Through ongoing relief efforts, Gospel for Asia-supported workers have provided relief supplies to 4,600 flood-affected families in the state of Bihar, India. Many of the victims had lost family members, houses, crops and livestock.
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