Waters from a river three miles away broke the banks and swept away this bus.

Bridges have collapsed, so people must cross this river by boat.

Heavy rains flooded this city.

Water from the Ganges River destroyed these structures.

Although this year’s monsoon season had already dealt South Asia several blows, the suffering is not over yet. Rains pounded down on Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Karnataka, Uttarakhand and Orissa in late September, giving rise to even more floods.

Rains hit the Ganges River and the River Krishna, as well as other smaller river systems, particularly hard. The deluge caused many landslides and the collapse of several bridges and houses. In Uttar Pradesh alone, 30 people lost their lives in the first 17 hours of flooding.

One Gospel for Asia-supported pastor in that region has taken refuge in his church building because the rain washed his home away. Thankfully, the church is on higher ground, so it remains dry.

Incessant rain in Orissa flooded a GFA-supported Bible college in the area. The overbearing waters have also damaged several believers’ homes.

Please pray for the believers in affected areas, asking God to set their minds and hearts on higher ground. Praise God that the pastor who lost his home is safe, and no believers have lost their lives to the rain.

Also ask God to give our brothers and sisters in South Asia the strength to minister to others during this difficult time.