Thought for the day
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."
- Matthew 7:7-8
The flood-related situation is worsening day by day in Kerala. It is terrible, and people are panicking. Nobody can predict what will happen the next moment!
Landslides and landslips are occurring unexpectedly and dwelling places and homes are being washed away. Houses are flooded in many places and have been isolated due to the flood and roadblocks. Many people are still marooned in their houses and unable to move out or be rescued. Different kinds of infection and skin diseases are already spreading. People are literally crying "we lost everything", with no words to console them. All are in deep disappointment and desperation. A kind of emergency situation is happening minute by minute. All are very alert.
Many people have been shifted to relief camps. All are actively involved in rescue and relief works without any difference based on caste, creed and religion.
Shutters of the dams have still been kept open. Literally, Kerala is drowning, especially Idukki, Vayanadu, Kuttanadu, Always and Eranakulam Areas. In view of the grim situation, the Kerala government has cancelled all celebrations in relation to Onam.
It is the right and urgent moment for the Church to extend any possible support and also moral support with prayer and presence. All our 24 dioceses are requested to extend all possible help and support to the affected people in the form of food kits, bedsheets, necessary clothing materials, medicines, etc. We need to extend more possible accompaniment to the affected people.
There is "not even a second to wait"! People are really struggling!
I am still in Idukki Area to be with our people. The situation is unusual and alarming! It's really beyond my writing!
We request your prayers and solidarity!
Prayer Fest: Prayer Week Observance : 21/09/2018 - 27/09/2018
Mission meetings to equip people towards holistic mission.Publication of relevant and need based cur
The mission department of the Church of South India has published a new brochure, creatively d
To stimulate the evangelistic and missionary zeal in the churches with a view of equipping every member to creatively and actively witness the Risen Christ and obey His command to make disciples.
To facilitate networking among the churches and mission boards, fostering the message - 'Together in Mission'.
To empower the congregations to creatively respond to the contemporary missiological challenges.
To encourage, develop support and strengthen peoples' participation in the missio dei.
To promote and explore the new models and strategies for mission to be adopted in the context of religious pluralism.
To motivate and organize the people and resources for God's mission.
Mission meetings to equip people towards holistic mission.
Publication of relevant and need based curriculum materials for use in the missionary /evangelistic training centres in the dioceses.
Short term Training courses on Evangelism for Proclamation (STEP).
Summer institutes on Mission and Evangelism.
Exposure visits to the Mission Fields.