Monday, 7 July 2008

Sunday Blessings - Its Pouring

Good church yesterday and communion service afterwards.In the evening had a small prayer service in our home in memory of Aunt Sybil.
Its been raining incessantly since the past 2 weeks all over North India. And although that means renewed water resources and end of drought, the excessive monsoon has brought in a lot of problems.
Rivers have flooded
Property, livestock and farms destroyed
About 50 people have lost their lives in rain related mishaps in my state
Infrastructure and public services in the cities are cracking up because of water logging etc.
Rain related diseases are rampant
The poor homeless , street dwellers have nowhere to take shelter.
Food prices have shot up
In today"s newspaper I read that the roof of an old cinema theatre , (Palace Theatre) came crashing down yesterday. Fortunately no one was hurt.This building was built during the British era and is about 100 years old.

It was one of the few theatres which screened English movies and we have growing up memories of watching Hollywood blockbusters like -The Ten Commandments, Ben Hur, Quo Vadis (I spelt it wrong for the obvious reasons) and Sound of Music etc in this hall. We also saw many plays in here. Once the Shakespeare Theatre visited from England and we saw "She Stoops To Conquer" .
These days movie halls are not doing good business as people have television, home theatre systems and the Internet.But I do hope they fix the roof and get going once more.
Besides the building also houses our favourite sweet shop .
Friends ,I want to request prayer for Brother Ruan, our Shri Lankan friend (39 years old) diagnosed with brain and abdominal cancer. He is going for chemo therapy starting today.Ruan and his wife Kumari have 3 very small children. Ruan 's faith is very strong and he is witnessing to his Buddhist Shri Lankan friends, who are really stunned to see his faith and trust.
Also please pray for my younger sister Namrita.She lives in North East India with her husband and 2 little boys.Recently she 's been having migrains and the doctors have recommended a CT Scan.She will have to travel to another city for the scan, she can 't do that right now as she can 't get away from her job.We are worried for her, she is not keeping good health. Please pray for her too.

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Robin said...

You will be in my prayers concerning the rain there!
I like the new 'unreached people of the day' side link you added-very interesting!
My heart goes out to you concerning the passing of your Aunt.
May you know she is at peace now with the Lord.
God bless you amrita!!
Thanks SO much for your thoughts and prayers concerning the trip to Romania-the Lord surely heard and accomplished His plans. I am still in awe of it all. Our God is good.
Love to you~

Susan Skitt said...

Wow about the rains, how terrible.

I just prayed for your friend, Brother Ruan and your sister.

Take care my friend.

God bless.

Felisol said...

Dear Amrita,
I´m doing some off and on vacational trips and have not been able to comment on your blog posts lately, but you and your family are in my prayers all of the time.
I´m glad to learn that your Mom as getting better.
You´ve had quite a hard summer with your aunt passing away. Now that must have affected your Mom too.
Glad to hear that things are improving at home, even though it seems that India is going through a hard time right now.

All that rain must also be hard to cope with, but better than the heat though?

Oh, Amrita, times are harsh all over the globe. I hardly can bare to watch the news. Suicide bombers and all the senseless cruelty.

We are saved in the hope. Hope of a new heaven and a new earth where peace and justice will rule.
I´m looking forward to that day, which cannot be far away.
Yours Felisol

Natalie said...

praying for you!


Simply Shelley said...

Hello Amrita, praying for all the needs mentioned..
I hope they can restore the old building. Sounds like it has much history in it.

God bless, Shelley

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Ash said...

I'll keep Brother Ruan and Namrita in my prayers. Sending love, prayers, good wishes and healing to them...

Donetta said...

Hello Dear Friend.
Do hope your heart was comforted in the service for Aunt Sybyl. I trust your Mother is well.
The rains must also be heavy in our mid west we have lost a lot of crops as levees have broken along the Mississippi river. We now have many water born illness begining to emerge. we are far from that in the far west but food prices will be effected.
I get to stay in the house it appears God has a design and the house did not sell.So I am setting up shop to sell my art, I have employment opportunity to work with the elderly in the fall when the children are in school. Only 4 hour days so as to be able to care for family and home.

Sheryl said...

Amrita, wow-so much going on! Thank you for the perspective. I needed that today. There are so many who are in need of prayer!

Also I appreciate the glimpse into what is happening in India with the rains. Sometimes I isolate myself to only what is going on in America.

Will pray for your sister.


nvittal said...

Hope he makes a full recovery. Cancer is such an evil. How is your mom doing? Hope all are good.