We have been receiving some stories from our missionaries and national leaders about what God is doing in the midst of the pandemic. We are sharing these stories with you so that you can be encouraged and also remember to keep lifting up our brothers and sisters in Christ around the world in prayer.
This story comes from D.K. Sarkar in West Bengal, India. He and his wife, Choity, are based in the big city of Kolkata.
Nazatt is a neglected village in North 24 Parganas (a district of West Bengal). No government help has reached this village. The sanction for the relief is there but, unfortunately, the relief does not reach this village. There is no one who will help them to get relief.
We got news that no relief has been given to the people of this village. Our church people are in need very badly. I already gave money to help two other places. Now I do not have money to help people in Nazatt. I was thinking and praying how we could help the members there.
By this time, Shyamnagar Friends Church came to know that no relief has been given to Nazatt Friends Church. They prayed and came forward. They asked Debdas, our evangelist there, how many families are in need in that church. Debdas said at least thirty families. The Shyamnagar Friends Church members fasted and prayed and the Lord guided them to open their personal store and give to the people there.
According to the guidance of the Lord, each family took responsibility to donate the materials. The rice is very costly, so three families together donated the rice. They collected 300 kg of rice, 30 kg of dal, 30 packets of puffed rice, 30 packets of swabbing, 30 packets of salt, and 30 packets of soap.
On Saturday, June 27, they hired a vehicle and took all the materials to Nazatt. They handed over the materials to Debdas and came back.
What a great job they have done! My heart is full of joy and gratefulness. I thank God for His provisions. I also thank the donors of Shyamnagar Friends Church. I also would like to thank all the prayer warriors of EFM for their ceaseless prayers.
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