India Covid Appeal: Barnabas Fund partner with Evangelical Fellowship of India

May 14, 2021 by

By Chris Sugden, Anglican Mainstream:

The Church of England Newspaper reports this week about the ongoing Coronavirus crisis in India. According to Canon Vinay Samuel from Bangalore:

“The situation is like facing an unseen enemy that is everywhere. When the virus spreads to the villages and rural areas it will have a devastating effect. Its spread in Bangladesh means that there is a serious risk the whole of the Christian leadership there could be wiped out.”  He noted that Bangalore is the worst hit city in India.

Last week Anglican Mainstream posted the appeal from the General Secretary of the Evangelical Fellowship of India for funds to provide food relief to at least 3000 families (15000 beneficiaries approximately) to help them weather this difficult time. Many of these families have been identified and many are still being added to our list. We are also hopeful of providing a grant of 55,000 Rupees (764 USD) to around 100 families that have lost their primary breadwinner. This grant can be used to start a small business so that they can sustain themselves. The total being sought is 180,000 USD.

The EFI is one of only a very few organisations in India that, under new regulations, are currently registered to receive foreign donations.

If you are able to support this appeal, or any other appeal from Churches in India, then Barnabas Fund has agreed to pass on 100% of all donations earmarked for India directly to EFI to be channeled to the designated recipients.

Please donate here  (links to Barnabas Fund site) which will ensure the funds go to the EFI appeal. 

See also: Wall of Remembrance: names and photos of pastors in India known to have died of CoVid, from Barnabas Today India


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