India is in the midst of an ongoing food crisis due to the country-wide Corona virus lockdown.India is a country where 800 million people live on $2 per day or less. Most people earn their living by farm work or day labor. On March 24th, 2020 the government of India ordered a nation-wide lockdown. People are not allowed out of their homes except for a few hours a day to buy food. All services and shops closed except for medical facilities, banks, grocery shops and other essential services. Commercial and private establishments are closed. All educational institutions, places of worship, public and private transport and social gatherings are banned. The lockdown has been extended to June 30. Many workers from small villages who work in large cities and send their money home were stranded without warning and many had to walk hundreds of miles to get home. Anyone who fails to follow the restrictions can face up to a year in jail.
The Main Street congregation has been providing small amounts of funds to congregations ($30 - $150) to purchase and distribute rice, cooking oil, vegetables and other foodstuffs to be distributed to widows and the poorest families.
If you wish to support this work, Please Please contact our missionary:
Paul Lockman at (214) 642-5144
"Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality."
"Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor."
"Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you? Then he will answer them, saying, 'Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.'"
"And the crowds asked him, 'What then shall we do?' And he answered them, 'Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.'"
"This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you."
"For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them."
"Only, they asked us to remember the poor, the very thing I was eager to do."
"Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God."