Pastoral Assistants - India
Through Parkside's relationship with Isaac Shaw, we are training local pastors to lead churches throughout North India.
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Pray for Delhi as it is now the worst effected place in India with the highest number of Corona virus positive patients. The Delhi government has been grappling with a shortage of hospital beds. The world’s largest COVID-19 treatment facility with 10,000 beds will be fully operational by month end. The facility has a covered area of 1,250,000 square feet- as large as 22 football fields. It will have nearly 200 enclosures with 50 beds each. By mid-July they are expecting the cases to peak by which time they estimate about 550,000 will be infected.
In addition, crop destroying desert locust arrived in parts of Delhi today.
*Indian believers now find themselves living within communities where fear and despair is widespread because of the coronavirus. Those at DBI are joyfully and sacrificially serving their friends and neighbors, being the hands and feet and mouth of Jesus Christ. It is a time of great hardship yet a time of great opportunity. Each center has three times of prayer daily for the current situation. They pray for every church member in all their churches in North India.
*Pray for needed support as they plan to reach out to at least 2,000 families. They anticipate that this response will last well into six months.
*Thank God for the greater acceptance of DBI in their community because of the help they are providing during the pandemic.
The Giving Hope Initiative
Ministering to the Last, the Lost, the Least, and the Lonely
Isaac and Gloria Shaw, of northern India's Delhi Bible Institute (DBI), discuss the devastating effects of the pandemic on the marginalized populations in New Delhi—the homeless, migrant workers, and the sick. DBI has worked to support these families by providing food and masks through their Giving Hope Initiative. Please keep them in your prayers, and if you'd like to send them a note of encouragement, you can do so here.