KP Yohannan: “India is literally choking to death – In my lifetime, I’ve never seen anything that compares with this tsunami of suffering.”
A catastrophic second wave of COVID-19 is ripping across India like an unstoppable forest fire. The U.S. State Department has just urged all Americans in India to leave the country immediately. The nation continues to shatter global records for the number of new daily infections. Unable to get into overwhelmed hospitals, people are dying in the streets, gasping for air as oxygen supplies run out.
My heart bursts with pain for those who are even now gasping for their final breath – and the family members who hold them in their arms, placing them in caskets or on burning funeral pyres. As the smoke billows heavenward, people are falling to their knees, asking: “Where is God?”
This is the time for us to show the untold millions suffering in India and elsewhere that God has not deserted them, and neither have we.
We Need A ‘Third Wave’
Amid the horrors of India’s second wave, I’m calling for a “third wave”, a tidal wave of compassion, prayer and humanitarian aid to help alleviate pain and breathe hope into a world in distress.
While India is making headlines, rivers of grief are flowing across not only the Indian subcontinent but also Africa and Latin America as the pandemic surges in the developing world and deadly new variants spread fear.
Learn more about through GFA World COVID-19 Updates from the Field, and how to help those in need amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, giving food and aid to Coronavirus victims.
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