Friday, August 17, 2018
Dr. G.S. Nair wrote the following report from Kerala. Dr. Nair is a godly servant of Christ with a great ministry. Many of his college graduate pastors are in the impact area. It would be the pleasure of ORH to help empower this man’s ministry to help the people of Kerala.
“Flood and Disaster in Kerala never happened in the History of Kerala.
The total disaster and flood in Kerala accounts for over half a million people being rehabilitated. The torrential rain of past two weeks effected all the districts of Kerala, from northern part of Kerala to southern.
Over two hundred and fifty thousand of all across Kerala have been flooded, even second floors. People have been rescued by army helicopters and Naval boats. Many of the area have been isolated. Rescue efforts are growing. People are without food and without water and necessary things.
It is not in one place but across Kerala. The impact area is nearly 600 miles long. Towns and villages and cities are affected. Trains are closed. Airport is closed in the middle of state.
We cannot get everywhere, but we are helping with drinking water, food shelters, cloths, medicine and necessary things. This is a statewide crisis, please pray.
Nearly 280 people are dead within the last few days, and thousands of people have been strangled. Need prayers and help.
Few of our pastors and many of our believers in the central east of our state lost their houses and with everything they had. Our churches and individual believers are involved and helping these victims.
Need much prayers and help to assist these victims, it is a state disaster. This is the time I believe to give the care for these thousands of the people. Especially to the house hold of Faith. Need help. With prayers, G S Nair”
Dr. John Paul Moses, who is mounting an effort from Bangalore with medical and relief help, sent us this report. This is a communication from a brother in Kerala, James Varghese, directing the Truth and Freedom correspondence program for believers by Dr. Gene Gurganus.
“Dear Brother John Paul: Thank you so much for your interest to extend help. Hope you know the terrible situation in Kerala. Now extreme level of rescue work is going on day and night. What kind of help from your side? Do you mean medical help? Till yesterday things were under control. Givt handled things effectively. Now beyond the controller of Govt. Helicopter, Lifeboats, Military Engineering force marine commandos and the three forces are on service. Thousands of people are isolated in all locations. My relatives, friends, and Truth and Freedom students are facing terrible situation. Newborn babies along with mothers died of mudslide and flood. So many...terrible issues.”
Dave Kimmel, a good brother in Christ, has written overnight that he is in Kerala and willing to help. ORH wants to thank Dave and his wife for their willingness to be servants for Christ in this area.
ORH must send help to these good brothers. As definite plans with cost estimates arrive at ORH, ORH will attempt to help. This is very massive in scope. Please, pray that ORH will have the funds to help.
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