Indigenous Ministries India COVID 2021 Aid
As India enters into her fourth month of the second deadly wave of COVID-19, stories continue to emerge from remote villages, the very heart of this great nation. Tragic stories of survival, death, severe lockdowns, and of extreme food shortages. Stories also of courage, strength and faith in the middle of trauma and sadness.
IMI is responding with emergency medical care and food. The emergency food staples are being distributed to villages near IMI’s Grace Bible College in Central India. Two distributions have been held to date, one on GBC’s campus and one nearby; both were a welcomed relief as family representatives of those in the greatest need were shuttled through the locked village gates to IMI’s waiting teams with prepared food bundles weighing about 50 pounds each. There were many tears as the food was received…some sharing their stories of very difficult times and challenges.
Village leaders were on hand with Principal Pramod and IMI’s team guiding the distribution to those in need.
One of the visions for GBC’s campus buildings as they were built has always been that this campus would be a center for aid during times of crisis, so our teams are prepared to serve their neighboring villages at this time.
IMI is assisting a sister ministry with their medical clinic helping with care and medicines. Although one of the challenges for many villagers is to move about with the lockdowns, the clinic is helping those who come for help.
The need for oxygen has lessened, as the Indian government and large organizations have stepped up making oxygen available, so we have shifted our focus to food and medical care.
Because of your generous response, IMI India teams are now able to respond to the crisis in the name of Jesus. The response from the people and the village leaders has been gratefulness. Thank you!
We are continuing to send aid to central India this month and into July as donations continue to come in. Whatever you can give will be a great help. Use the form on page 4 to send in with your check, or go to our website, indigenousministries.org and in the “Donate” button, select “Rapid Response Fund.” Thank you.