Floods Kill More Than 70 in India and Sri Lanka

Floods in South India and Sri Lanka left thousands in need of disaster relief.Thousands of people are taking temporary shelter in the midst of heavy rainfall that has brought a surge of floodwaters to the states of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, India, and the neighboring nation of Sri Lanka. More than 70 people have died in India, while 3 have died in Sri Lanka.

Many areas have lost power, and people are surviving without basic necessities such as clean water, rice, blankets and cookware. Meanwhile, thousands more are at risk of disease as sewage empties into the floodwaters.

In Tamil Nadu, the floods affected 20 Christian families who attend congregations led by Gospel for Asia-supported pastors. These families lost their possessions, and their homes were damaged or destroyed. In Andhra Pradesh, flooding has inundated the areas where five Gospel for Asia-supported pastors serve, submerging believers’ homes and forcing them to find shelter at relief camps.

Gospel for Asia-supported Compassion Services teams were able to provide disaster relief to more than 2,000 flood victims. In one area of Tamil Nadu, a Gospel for Asia-supported Compassion Services team distributed mosquito nets and brought words of comfort and encouragement to flood victims staying in relief camps. Teams are also conducting healthcare programs in several affected areas, and some flood victims have taken shelter in a church building where a Gospel for Asia-supported pastor serves.

Thousands of other people are staying in schools or other shelters. By God’s grace, Gospel for Asia-supported workers in Tamil Nadu were able to bring relief to more than 2,000 of these people. On November 15, a team provided lunch to 1,500 people, and the next day, the team distributed food to almost 1,200 people.

At the same time, as rains continue to fall and floods block roads, other flood-hit areas cannot be reached. Please join with us in prayer for all the lives affected by these recent floods.

Please pray for:

·         Rain to stop and floods to subside.

·         Those grieving the loss of loved ones or homes, that they will experience comfort in Christ.

·         Relief teams to be able to reach more communities with aid and the hope found in Jesus.

·         Grace, provision and safety for relief teams.

·         Many flood victims to have a revelation of Christ’s love during this time.

Donate toward ongoing flood relief efforts in Asia.

*Names of people and places may have been changed for privacy and security reasons. Images are GFA stock photos used for representation purposes and are not the actual person/location, unless otherwise noted.

5 Responses to “Floods Kill More Than 70 in India and Sri Lanka”

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  1. Sandra says:

    I PRAY THAT THE FATHER COVER YOU IN HIS SPIRIT OF JESUS THAT ALL IS GIVEN TO YOU. MAY HE COMFORT YOU AND GIVE ALL YOU NEED. MAY HE COMFORT YOUR HEARTS FOR YOUR LOSS. MAY HE GIVE YOU STRENGTH IN HIM AND FEEL HIS LOVE AND SPIRIT THAT YOU ARE NOT ALONE. FEEL HIM AND KNOW THAT HE WILL TAKE CARE ALL YOUR NEEDS. HE IS FAITHFUL IN HIS WORDS. SEE HIM AND HE WILL SHOW YOU THAT NO MATTER WHAT HAVE HAPPEN HE’S WITH YOU. IN JESUS NAME. AMEN. MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS YOU WILL NEVER BE ALONE FOR THE FATHER AND JESUS IS WITH YOU IN HIS SPIRIT. I WILL KEEP PRAYING FOR YOU. I LOVE YOU ALL!!!

  2. Christina says:

    I hope and pray that God will strengthen the faith of the new believers, because it may be very hard to trust in God after losing possessions, family, and homes. And so that the relief teams will be able to reach the other places as well. May God be with them.

  3. Wendy says:

    I’m standing in agreement with all prayers for those affected by the rain and floodwaters. Abba Father, please let them know that You are with them and will never leave them. I pray for the rain to stop and the floodwaters to recede. Keep them safe Lord. In Jesus’ name, amen

  4. Roselda says:

    I am praying that our SAVIOR, LORD, KING and GOD, JESUS CHRISTcontinues to empower your ministry to reach out to the victims of these natural disasters. I am praying that by the POWER of HIS HOLY SPIRIT your witness to the believers will strengthen their FAITH in JESUS CHRIST!! And that by the believers’ witness to those who still do not know personallly the MIRACULOUS POWER TO SAVE OF THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST, these unbelieving people will be touched by the HOLY SPIRIT of GOD and will now accept JESUS CHRIST as the ONLY TRUE and the ONLY LIVING GOD of their lives. In the MOST HOLY NAME of JESUS CHRIST, I lift this prayer and join all of GOSPEL of ASIA in ministering to the needs of these people and believing our GOD answers our prayers that HIS WILL BE DONE!! AMEN!!

  5. Grace says:

    I, too, am praying for these believers and for the supplying of their needs and for their encouragement, faith and trust in the Lord.

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