The founder of a ministry committed to serving the “least of these” in Asia and Africa says the people of Pakistan will be affected by the recent flooding for a long time.
The country has endured heavy rain for several months. But late last month, the downpours intensified, wiping out infrastructure and farms and killing more than 1,500 people.
“Our people are saying things like the flood situation right now, the problem is maybe 5%,” relays K.P. Yohannan of GFA World. “95% of the suffering crisis will be in the next months and maybe some years to come, because people have lost everything.”
He notes that 230 million people have been affected as 1/3rd of the country is under water. Experts say it may take six months for the water to recede.
In the midst of the crisis, Yohannan’s heart goes out especially to the children, many of whom lost their parents.
“That is my big concern,” he tells AFN. “Think about the kids that lost everything — school books and pen and pencil and clothes and everything.”
Gospel for Asia (GFA World) is already on the ground providing food, water, other necessities, and hope in the name of Jesus to as many people as possible. Yohannan says the situation is unprecedented, and he is calling on Christians worldwide to pray.
Learn more about the need for Disaster Relief Work, Gospel for Asia’s “Compassion Services” with relief teams who love the Lord who are focused to help victims of natural disasters find a firm foundation.
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