India’s COVID crisis – one year on

One year ago, during the peak of the COVID-19’s second wave, India was recording around 400,000 new cases and over 4,000 deaths per day.

Bangalore – where our ministry partners at Bangalore City Mission (BCM) live and serve – was dubbed the “epicentre of the epicentre” after recording the highest daily numbers of anywhere in the world.

It was inspiring to see how BCM’s team was willing to ‘lay down their lives’ to continue showing and sharing Jesus’ love with their vulnerable neighbours.

It was also encouraging to see supporters like yourself rise up to support the vulnerable at their time of greatest need.

One year on, through the incredible work of BCM, that support has saved hundreds of lives, transformed thousands more and, in the wake of utter devastation, is restoring hope to Bangalore’s most vulnerable people.

Keeping hold of hope through COVID-19

Ramesh* and Sunita* almost missed their chance for an education.

Their father worked as a truck driver and their mother as a housemaid. But even with both their wages the family lived in desperate poverty.

They could barely afford to make ends meet, let alone an education for their kids.

That was until Ramesh and Sunita met a BCM social worker who was doing house visits in their neighbourhood…

The meaning of Easter – reflections from our ministry partners overseas

Easter is one of the most central celebrations to our Christian faith. It’s a time for us to remember the death and resurrection of Jesus – the source of our salvation.

This is true for our brothers and sisters overseas as well, and so recently, in the lead up to Easter, we caught up with some of our ministry partners to find out what Easter means to them and how they celebrate it.

COVID-19 Video Update from Bangalore City Mission, India

We recently caught up with Jonathan from Bangalore City Mission about the COVID-19 crisis in India, how their team are responding to the incredible need, and how we can pray for them. (Note: prayer requests start at 19:30 mark)

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