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PROJECT FOCUS: INDIA

“We desperately need God to intervene…”

Our friends whom we serve in India, Pastor Yesupadam and his wife Monika, sent us an email telling us of the critical situation the nation is facing with COVID:

“India urgently needs prayer! We have lost some of our church members and one of our pastors to Covid. Our 2 adult children and their spouses and some of our grandchildren have the virus and are getting better, but still need prayer. We desperately need God to intervene and break the powers of darkness wreaking havoc in this nation. We expect the Lord will use this to bring many to Him and bring revival in India!”

Yesupadam was an "untouchable," also called Dalit, and most of those he and his team help are "untouchables" from the lower castes. The tribal people who are lower than untouchables have also been helped and born again through Yesupadam's ministry. Nearly 90 percent of all the poor and illiterate in India are Dalits, and they are vulnerable to harsh religious and socio-economic discrimination. 

Yesupadam's primary ministry is to plant churches in the untouchable villages and tribal mountain areas. I had the extreme honor of ministering to some of his leaders. It was awesome.

JLM has helped Yesupadam's ministry reach 10 previously unreached villages. With our surprise and joy, they dedicated these churches to the memory of Jordan Lewis. In one village, the entire village came to Jesus - they went from an unengaged, unreached people group (UUPG) to a Christian village! 

Now, India is again in lockdown with COVID numbers rising; there is a new strain in the country that is 15 times more virulent than the earlier one, with a much shorter incubation period and much more rapid disease progression. India is currently adding more than 350,000 new cases per day, when they had been down to 10-15,000 per day in January-March.

Their greatest need is for “oxygen concentrators,”  as so many believers are dying for lack of oxygen. Monika wrote:

“Yesupadam has been hunting for 2 weeks for oxygen concentrators, and not able to find them. If you could send some, that would be a HUGE help because things continue to be very desperate! 

That's what the doctors are advising for severe covid patients. The need here is so great as people are dying because of the lack of oxygen or lack of good equipment to monitor patients.

Yesupadam did the funeral today (only allowed at the cemetery) of a church member. :(  So many people that we know are still sick or getting sick.”

JLM is helping our leaders by sending oxygen concentrators to India this month.
Your gift of $1000, $500 or $100 will make a huge difference.


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Jordan Lewis Missions
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PROJECT UPDATES
Bangladesh:
Our Bengali friend who serves in this Muslim nation has continued to reach out even during Covid lockdowns, through Zoom, and recently they saw 6 more turn to Christ and their church. During Ramadan, some of their team members cooked meals at home and distributed them to the poor and underprivileged on the streets, "loving their neighbors as themselves" and being the hands and feet of Jesus to the city.
Amazon/Brazil:
Jen, our JLM leader who works among UUPGs in the Amazon areas of Brazil, recently returned from an extended trip there. She says, "Where Covid shut us down in some places, HE opened up more places. We've dug 3 wells, built a worship center, and reached 100's with the Gospel message!"
These are just a few updates from our JLM projects around the world - projects made possible by YOU, our JLM partners.

The gospel is being proclaimed where it has never been heard, and lives are being changed for eternity, among many nations and people groups!

Join us in reaching the unreached by giving to JLM, or becoming a monthly partner.

Your gift of $250, $100, $60 or $30 can help us plan for these and many other projects and make a significant impact for the kingdom of God.

 
Ron & Lynette Lewis
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