URGENT APPEAL – NAMS COVID-19 RELIEF FUND 2021
Dear NAMS friends and supporters,
We live in a world that continues to battle with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. While those of us in developed countries have started to reap the effects of vaccinations in bringing down infection rates, such is still not that case in the majority world.
NAMS has work on 5 continents, and our Companions and leaders are widely spread around the world. Some of them continue to struggle with the effects of the pandemic. A few nations like India and Nepal are facing huge surges in numbers once more, as I am sure you are aware from the news.
We in NAMS are seeking to raise funds to help people through our NAMS NAMS bases in 3 of the most hard-hit nations globally, that is, India, Nepal and Cuba.
In fact, in India, the NAMS leader of South Asia, Pranab Kishor Kumar is now in hospital being treated for COVID. His wife Mala and their two young children are in quarantine at home.
Additionally, here’ s a report from our other NAMS base in India – in Haryana State, from leader Pastor Prince Thomas, who has seen two church-planters come down with COVID as reported here:
Thank you for praying for North India. Our missionary Ravinder is discharged from the hospital yesterday as he has turned COVID-negative. God did a miracle for him. His condition was serious last week. Another missionary Pastor Nayak shifted to another private hospital as he is also in a serious condition as he is also suffering from diabetes and pneumonia. Please keep praying for him that he will get well soon. The situation is getting so bad in these days as new Covid cases in India crossed 390,000 within 24 hours. There have been many deaths, and among them a large number of pastors and Christian workers. We are now in full lock down. People have no jobs and income, and the poorest have no food. We started 7 food distribution centers this month and are helping people with food packets. Please pray and help us support our growing needs especially the medical cost of our two missionaries who are being treated in private hospitals. Thank you.
The situation is equally dire in countries like Nepal and Bangladesh. Our NAMS Nepal leader has just reported that one of our NAMS Companions in Kathmandu, Kiran Pal, has contracted COVID-19. They are now in a desperate search for a hospital to treat her.
Finally, the island state of Cuba has not been much in the news. But our NAMS base there reports that COVID-19 and the collapse of the economy has meant that there is a shortage of food, essential items and employment in the country.
We would therefore like to appeal for emergency funds to send to our NAMS bases in these three countries in particular, India, Nepal and Cuba, so that they can help meet the needs of people there – especially the sick, suffering or destitute.
If you would like to help or donate, please click on the ‘Donate Now’ button here or go to our website directly ( http://www.namsnetwork.com/ be-involved.html ) to donate there. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for other ways to transfer any gifts. (Please indicate ‘NAMS COVID-19 RELIEF FUND 2021’ on the remarks column).
Above all, please pray for these and many other nations in the throes of this pandemic.