Rupamari Relief Campaign
Gus & Shikha Peters
The Sunderban Island
May 26, 2020
Dear Family and Friends,
Thank you for your continued prayers for us. The situation in Kolkata is slowly getting back to normal.
Please pray for one of our Church locations, Rupamari. This is one of the 52 islands that make up what is known as the Sunderbans. It is a World Heritage Site inscribed in 1987. The area is known for its wide range of fauna, including 260 bird species, the Bengal tiger and other endangered species as the estuarine crocodile and the Indian python.
The super cyclone hit Rupamari on 20th May and went on for 12 plus hours. Today (24th May) we received the first pictures of the damage that the cyclone has caused. People have lost everything, yes literally everything. All that they now have is the clothes they are wearing. Between 400-500 people are taking shelter in a Disaster Management Centre.
As soon as the roads are open, we will be travelling there (approximately 4 hours) with some food, clothes, medicines, plastic etc.
Many thanks once again!
Shikha & Gus