ISOM Classes Resume

While on lockdown, in between delivering groceries to hundreds of needy families, Ashish was on the phone working with local pastors to establish ISOM training points throughout the state.  The day after the lockdown, he started a new class with 8 students and one week later he started another training point with 6 students.  His goal is to raise up 100 disciples this year who will be leaders. One student who just joined the program said he had attended Bible College for two years and he had learned and received more in three days of ISOM than he had in those two years of Bible College.  We thank God for this training material that has been made available to raise up an army of leaders in North India.

PRAY AMERICAS – JUNE 15 – JULY 25

As we have been praying for India, India has been praying for us.  Our nation is in great distress from the pandemic, racial unrest and social upheaval.  Now is the time to pray for our country like never before.  5 Rivers is joining partner ministry SEAPC in their Pray Americas campaign this summer.  The goal is to saturate America with people prayer walking in every county, especially at the local government centers.  If you would like to be a part of this prayer strategy for America, find out more at: PRAYAMERICAS.COM and get a great prayer walking guide. 5 Rivers plans to continue this initiative in AZ long term in conjunction with BridgeBuilders, so please contact us if interested in learning more about this home missions endeavor.

Food for India Update #5

Look what the Lord has done!

(video created by Daniel & family)

We are happy to report that after nearly 70 days of lockdown the state of Himachal Pradesh has fully reopened!  This is the main area where our partners have been working to distribute food.

Thanks to your prayers and generous giving, 5 Rivers was able to donate nearly 14,000 USD and feed nearly 1000 families that were literally starving.  Not only were they able to receive food but they also received personal ministry in the name of Jesus.

Because of this ministry our partners have been given great favor with the local government leaders and police.  Now there are even more doors open for future ministry.  Our God does all things well!

At this time there are still other parts of India that have not opened and people continue to suffer.  We are working with our ministry partners in Delhi who continue to distribute groceries to needy families in four different states. YES, I want to help

Thank you for caring.  Thank you for praying.  Thank you for giving. We pray that God will give you great grace and be your provider for everything  you need physically, emotionally and spiritually during this season.

Food for India Update #4

Continuing to bring food and the love of God.

The team preparing to distribute food to take care of many families for a month.
People are receiving their groceries from a food distribution point that was established to reach mountain villages.
This woman is a day laborer and the structure behind her is her home. The poverty of those we are helping is overwhelming.

For a heart-wrenching glimpse of the BIGGER PICTURE, we are sharing some pictures and links to videos we have been sent by our friends in India.  Thank you for praying with us for these precious ones throughout India, and thank you for helping us reach the ones we can with food and the love of God where He has opened the doors. If you want to give to this need, please designate “Food for India.” Thank you!  YES, I want to help

Death and Despair as Migrant Workers Flee Cities (click here for 7 min video)

The men, women and children that are trying to get home, with hundreds of miles to walk – we can’t even imagine their reality (we weep just seeing these images). So much pain.