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CRISIS IN SOUTH ASIA

In recent weeks, we have prayed for India and the crisis that the recent outbreak of COVID is causing there. Through our mission partner, Hope For Today, we are sharing this update.

The latest wave of the COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in a record-breaking number of new cases per day. Hospitals are unable to keep up with the demand for oxygen and ventilators and are turning away patients. Crematoriums and cemeteries are overrun and mass cremations are being held in the streets. The Indian government even postponed licensing examinations for new doctors and nurses to free them up to provide help with critical patients, and the country is now in the midst of a strict, mandatory lockdown.

How you can help: First, continue your prayers as Hope for Today (HFT) provides relief for families who have been impacted by COVID-19 throughout India and South Asia. Also, please consider a financial gift to support HFT’s Compassion COVID Relief Fund by going to the GIVE section on our website and choosing Hope For Today South Asia Relief. If you prefer, you can leave a check in the Finance office or in one of the offering baskets outside the Narthex, payable to Mt. Bethel with “HFT South Asia Relief” on the “For” line. Through your donation, we can make a difference as we share the love of Christ with those in need.