Thanks to your continued prayers and gifts, local Open Doors partners in India are continuing to walk with and provide much-needed aid to Christians affected by the violence in Manipur.
Open Doors partners have prayed with and distributed urgent aid to Christians since the beginning of the conflict
The overt violence in Manipur seems to be over – at least for now – but tens of thousands of people remain displaced and devastated. Last week, the European Union called on India and Prime Minister Modi to protect minorities – including Christians – specifically in Manipur, but India’s foreign minister condemned the EU’s action.
On the ground, Open Doors partners have prayed with and distributed urgent aid to Christians since the beginning of the conflict – and it’s powerful to see your gifts and prayers at work. Local partners were able to immediately deliver emergency aid and walk alongside Indian believers traumatised by the conflict.
“Thank you for coming and listening to my struggle,” says Hycinthe (name changed), a believer from Manipur who received a food kit.
“I am happy that at least my mother and two aunties are with me. When the attack happened, I was unaware. When I came to my room, I saw it was completely destroyed. There were men in the house, and they tried to physically attack us. My friend was beaten very badly. I was then shifted to three different camps where I did not get food for many days. We stood in a queue for the whole day and yet did not eat anything.
“That's why I can say now how much this [aid] means to me. I am so thankful for this. Yes, we are in need of a lot; I appreciate and am thankful to God for the things and family and life that I have now. Please pray for us. We need your prayers and help.”
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