Last year during 2011, Kolkata faced one of the worst monsoon seasons in over a decade. We had asked many of you to join us in praying for all those affected. We were also asked to assist some of the poor families out in the village areas with $20 roof kits to provide them with tarpaulins to cover their roofs and some dry food goods. Thankfully, you responded, and we were able to assist ten families last year!
Once again, West Bengal is facing the current Monsoon Season. We are again receiving calls from all over Nadia (the district where one of our schools is located) asking for prayers and emergency roof kits with tarps to repair temporarily some roofs and offer some dry food goods to help get them through the monsoons until full repairs can be made later!
Each repair will cost us $20 USD. Please pray for all those who are suffering over here. If you can help out, please consider extra donations this month of $20 per roof and earmark your additional gifts for “2012 MONSOONS!”
Many have no homes here in Kolkata and live on the streets and often struggle making it very difficult for them to find some kind of shelter from the terrible torrents which often come in very fast and heavy with very little warning. We ask for prayers and for God to provide the additional required resources for our ministry to be able to reach out to those who are especially in need at this time. God Bless you for your continued & faithful support!
In addition, the Rixon family is very thankful for all the love, prayers, and support going on for their own roof. The family continues to ask for your prayers as local officials continue to turn a blind eye to the repeated cries of this family because of bullying tactics and injustices by a local man and his political power. The family is still waiting upon their case in the courts before any action can be taken as the authorities are declining to act themselves. An order from the court would force them to act despite any political favoritism.
Please pray their case comes up quickly before the court as it is presently delayed there, so this matter can once and all finally be resolved and long the overdue work can finally begin! Only the court can force them to act or a continuous outcry of the public which embarrasses them into some kind of action. Many letters and emails have brought them finally to some inquiry but at present no action has been taken.