India Relief- Special Offering
The pandemic has hit India hard, and the nation is suffering. COVID-19 cases in India now exceed 20 million, and deaths are reported at more than 225,000. Many experts on the ground fear that because of underreporting by officials and the inability to track data in outlying areas, actual counts could be 5-10 times greater. Our brothers and sisters in Christ are suffering with them, even as they seek to serve the sick and dying with the compassionate love of Jesus. We have an opportunity to bring both relief to the sick, and support to those Christians who are living out their hope in Christ at a time of unbelievable despair.
Operation Mobilization has been working in India for decades, partnering with Good Shepherd/OM India (GS/OMI) Ministry. GS/OMI grew out of the ministry of OM, which established work in India in 1964. GS/OMI is a registered church body in India that integrates health care, English Medium education, and anti-human trafficking initiatives to transform lives and communities among the poor and vulnerable across the nation. GS/OMI is uniquely positioned to adjust and scale quickly to attend to this emerging crisis. They are looking to raise $3 million to meet these needs.
The Cornerstone Christian Church Missions Team has already pledged $20,000 to support this effort. We are also opening up this opportunity to you as the congregation to contribute. If you are able, you may give to this offering by clicking on the link below. The entirety of your donation will be used to support those serving in India. All gifts are tax-deductible.
Thank you, and please continue to pray for the nation of India and the witness of the church during this time.
To donate, click on the button on the right. Select “one-time donation” and then “Special Relief offering from the drop-down menu.
To learn more about the crisis occurring in India, watch this short video.