India (MNN) Bibles For The World provides medical assist to India alongside hope that solely comes from the risen Christ.
Bibles For The World has been providing medical assist to Northeast India since 1964, after they based Sielmat Christians Hospital. It now has 50 beds and 70 staff.
How hasthe coronavirus affected them? John Pudaite says the staff struggles to regulate; the hospital has by no means seen a medical problem like this. We’ve been directed by the state authorities to organize an isolation ward for no less than 10 sufferers. And at the same time as we scrambled to comply with with that directive, we discovered that the private protecting tools, the PPE, is simply not accessible by way of our suppliers. And the issues which are accessible are coming by way of to us at very exorbitant charges.
Because the virus began hitting India, many anticipated catastrophic outcomes. Pudaite says, India, amazingly, regardless of being the second largest nation on the earth with 1.three billion individuals, has a really low quantity of optimistic instances registered. And I feel we’re solely quantity 27 on the listing with about 4,300 instances. However we’ve seen this shoot up within the final week. We had been at 1000 instances every week in the past. And so it’s been growing by 5 600 instances a day.
Thats lower than in lots of different international locations, however Pudaite says lack of testing will be the trigger. The federal government enacted a lockdown late in March, which he says has been fairly effectively adopted.
However beneath this lockdown, Pudaite says many migrant employees all of the sudden don’t have any method of supporting themselves. Plus, the shutdown of public transportation traps them within the nation. We have now seen Christians responding to that is by serving to them shelter in place, offering free hire or a roof over their heads, and likewise offering meals for them, their each day important wants.
This kindness has opened up many of those individuals to the excellent news of Jesus. Pudaite hopes to see this proceed past the anticipated lockdown deadline of April 15. We’re seeing great alternative with sure individuals teams and sure faiths which have actually proven an curiosity proper now, as they see how the physique of Christ is, is placing God’s love into motion amongst itself and likewise extending it to different individuals teams and different faiths.
Tips on how to pray
Pudaite encourages believers to hope that the coronavirus won’t pit totally different spiritual or political teams towards one another, particularly Christians, Hindus, and Muslims. He says, We’re praying for [the] peace of God to intervene all through right here and simply unfold throughout the nation.
Pray additionally that BFTW has the assets to make the mandatory enhancements to their hospital. Pudaite says, We’re attempting to get ourselves, not solely ready for this isolation work, however actually seeing this as a have to arrange a full-blown Intensive Care Unit in our hospital. . . It is a step that we actually have to take.
Most of all, pray that the Holy Spirit would shield His individuals and that He would destroy the coronavirus in India. For the PrayerCast video, click on right here.
The Minister of State for House Affairs, Shri Nityanand Rai visiting the Coronavirus Quarantine Centre, after profitable completion of their requisite quarantine interval, on the ITBP Chhawala Centre, in New Delhi on March 13, 2020. (Picture courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)