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Q3 News / Summer 2020

August 11th, 2020 by | | Posted in Field Updates

 

Dear Friends,

India, along with its existing woes of poverty, floods, cyclones, famines, economic inequalities and a host of other issues, is currently facing the brunt of COVID 19. As always, the most affected are the poor and marginalized. The premature timing of the nationwide lock down and draconian measures that were imposed have resulted in untold misery upon a significant number of the population already struggling to make a living, including daily wage earners and migrant workers.

But with YOUR help, not only have we have been able to reach several thousand families with immediate relief but we’ve been able to do even more in the field. Our skill training centers in rural communities have been mobilized to produce masks for distribution. The doors of our Life Centers always remain open and are used to meet the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of people in the community. We continue to provide sustenance and support to children and their families under our care. Their neighbors are also being helped and we are providing support to our pastors most in need.

We may not be able to lighten the burden of millions but surely we can walk another mile with one more brother. We may not be able to light up the entire world but surely we can light a candle in the dark corners where we are placed. It is with this conviction that we are facing and overcoming this crisis. It is because of your prayer and support and because we stand in solidarity as members of God’s family that we are able to do this. Needless to say we are facing this storm with the empowerment and enabling power of the Holy Spirit and the compelling love of Jesus and are ever reminded of His words: “I am with you always” and “I will never leave you or forsake you.” It is in His name and on His behalf that we are called to serve.

It is also encouraging to see God mysteriously working in these dark moments and to be able to join Him in what He is already doing.

Please know that we are praying for you and your families.
We ask that you would also keep our pastors, IGL staff and families in your prayers as well.

Sam Stephens
President, India Gospel League

    2 Comments

    1. Ed and Judy Peters on August 11, 2020 at 3:51 pm

      In August 2019 we traveled to IGL, India and saw first hand how the Lord was working through IGL to minister to many less fortunate people in your country. As a result of our experience we were able to present several scenarios to our Missions Committee and Church Board which resulted in some major financial blessings to IGL. We have been on many missions trips the past 11 years and without a doubt, our trip to India was the best for many reasons. We are now planning a side trip to IGL in Hudson, OH to meet the staff and pray with them. Together we have been reading Sam’s fantastic book, “Unleashed,” which brings back so many memories of our trip to India. We are now preparing to have books sent to a number of friends. Please pray that they read the book and start praying for this wonderful ministry and hopefully take a trip to India when things open back up.

      • IGL Admin on August 11, 2020 at 4:03 pm

        Dear Ed & Judy,

        We are so thankful for your hearts and the way that you continually extend your hands to give, serve, support, and do whatever it takes to widen our reach. We love you and are so blessed to have you walking by our sides. Thank you, both for all you are doing.
        The Hudson Staff would be honored and so encouraged to have you come and pray with us!!

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