In India, the states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, have experienced massive floods and landslides that have devastated the Indian and Nepali landscapes, displaced more than 65,000 people and killed over 100 with the number fearing to be higher. Please pray for these areas as CICM has evangelists that work in these states. The flooding and landslides were caused by monsoon rains that arrived 2 weeks early, crippling the unprepared countries.
Uttarakhand, which is called the
"Land of the Gods," suffered massive devastation in the area. The Hindu Shrine of Kearnath is damaged and the area around it is submerged under mud.
Hundreds of homes and hotels are destroyed and many roads are completely washed away. A large rescue operation is underway with helicopters dropping emergency supplies to the more than 60,000 stranded. The Yamuna River, in New Delhi, has also risen to its highest level in years and is beginning to flood the city.
Although CICM's focus is evangelism, humanitarian aid opens the doors for sharing the Gospel. By showing the compassion of Christ through giving practical physical necessities, we also have the opportunity to share the Gospel message. Join us in praying for the victims of this disaster and their families and all those affected by the disaster. Even among the extreme devastation, there is an opportunity for Northern India to witness the light of Christ.
Please consider aiding in this rescue and relief operation. CICM will bring relief aid once the areas become reachable as weather and wreckage is making rescue efforts difficult. Gifts can be sent to 9425 N Meridian St, suite 281 Indianapolis, IN 46260 or a contribution to theCICM General Fund.
Thank you for your thoughts, prayers and generosity to those in India.