Our disciple-making movement in India recently sent an update. The following messages are from *Sanjay, a movement leader:
- In two years, brother *Manu helped birth 48 churches. Two weeks ago, he was suffering from COVID, and today he died. He leaves a wife and two children. They do not have a permanent house. Please pray.
- Yesterday, we [heard that] . . . many families have been cured of COVID in the name of Jesus. But 23 families [in one region] have experienced death.
- There are families in which mom and daddy have died, and the kids are all alone. That is, 17 children age 6 to 9. Pray for these children.
While this news is heartbreaking, we know that despite whom one follows, storms come. It’s a certainty. And we praise God for the thousands of Hindus and Muslims in North India who are now building on the Rock by listening to and following Jesus’ teaching (Matt. 7:24-27).
*Sanjay also shared that movement churches have helped repair 127 typhoon-damaged homes or roofs, fed about 23,000 people, have given money to 884 families for COVID medical expenses, and have seen 873 families miraculously healed from COVID.
In these difficult days, disciples in North India are not holding back or retreating. They are listening to God and obeying by sharing with the needy and caring for widows and orphans.