Grassroots has been praying for our friends in Chennai as they serve their community and their neighbours. We have raised £3000 for relief packs as described in this email that we sent to our supporters. We then went on to raise another £3000 for immediate assistance for families that had to leave their homes, some of which were living in the church building. Kevin has been using this when the floods were are their height and now as they have retreated.
So, it was great to get an email from Kevin in Chennai this week:
Thanking you for all your help. Our New church building is a blessing to our community. During the flood in Chennai more than 100 people from different religious backgrounds slept in our church for 1 week.
Chennai is coming back to normal life now. All schools in city and opened again.Officially they say 350 people died but it said that more than 1 thousand people died. Many multinational software companies are still not in operation. All the people rich & poor came to know what life is?
We thank for all your help. Very soon I will send all the details of flood relief work & photos. Thank you and all the God’s children who helped us.
Below are a couple of pictures of the them cleaning out the last bits of flood water in their house while standing on concrete blocks.