URGENT! India, Country in Crisis

Dear friend,

I’m struggling to find the words to say. I just got off the phone with friends in India, a nation now reeling from a dreadful second wave of COVID-19, which has overwhelmed its healthcare system. Medications, hospital beds, oxygen, and even food are in desperately short supply. The nation’s heroic medical staff has also been decimated by illness and death.

And if that weren’t bad enough, a deadly cyclone thrashed India’s east coast, leaving tens of thousands homeless.

After hearing this report, I simply cannot be indifferent knowing that we can help. Tens of thousands of souls are dying, and most know nothing of the lifesaving truth of Jesus. I’ve asked the Amazing Facts team in India to respond immediately.

India’s poor are hit especially hard. Private hospitals have recently doubled their fees, so the impoverished are turning to underfunded government hospitals already overflowing with patients. There are no beds and supplies left for them. Yes, some are dying in the streets.

Your Amazing Facts India team presses on in ministry this very hour, earnestly tending to the spiritual and practical needs of people all around them. They’re giving out food, distributing literature, and praying with grieving souls. (This has even resulted in positive news reports on national TV.) Our Amazing Health Facts magazine is especially popular now in the wake of this medical crisis, but our supplies are nearly depleted.

It’s critical that we act now to bolster our team and save more lives during this desperate time.

This crisis reminds me of how Jesus described God’s great judgment scene. “Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you: … for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me” (Matthew 25:34–36).

Today, Jesus identifies Himself with the people of India. His heart is bound up with love for them. When we minister to them, we are serving our Lord, Jesus Christ.

With around 1.4 billion people, India is the world’s second-most populous country. Yet according to Jesus, saving just one life will make a huge and eternal difference. This crisis has left the people of India more open to the gospel than they have been in years. This is the time for us to show them God’s love.

But we need your help—and quickly. There are three ways you can minister to these hurting souls. First, your loving gifts will provide practical help by distributing food, bedding, clothing, medicine, and even support for funeral services for grieving families.

Second, you can bolster people’s immune systems through printing and distributing more Amazing Health Facts magazines, which have been translated into three languages and offer simple, biblical steps to better health. The people will read every word, and many will respond to God’s Spirit and enroll in the Bible studies offered at the end.

Third, pray—for their relief and that this trial will open their hearts to the gospel.

Jesus’ example of healing, feeding, and preaching is heaven’s method for reaching souls for the kingdom. I know this is a stretch of everyone’s faith, but the desperate need in India calls for us to open our pockets. Will you work together with us to raise $300,000 for this healing and gospel effort? Now is the time for us to step forward!

Your loving gift of $100 will provide food and medical help to dozens of families. Your generous gift of $300 will distribute a thousand magazines. And a sacrificial gift of $1,000 will help lay a firm foundation for the medical and gospel work of a clinic in India, ministering to hundreds through this crisis and into the future. You will also be supporting our media outreach in India and around the world.

Friend, we should not be surprised at the multiple crises hitting our world. It reminds us that Jesus is coming soon—and it should strengthen our resolve to help and reach others in Jesus’ name. Let’s offer a hand to these dear souls in India and bring them with us to the kingdom of heaven, where there is no sickness or death.

For the least of these,

Pastor Doug Batchelor
President, Amazing Facts International

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