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With a Bible in one hand and a bag of rice in the other, a minister in India heads home during a deadly wave of the COVID-19 delta variant.
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Preachers shoulder burdens and hope in India

Church of Christ distributes food relief to ministers struggling amid COVID-19 lockdowns.

With a Bible in one hand and a bag of rice in the other, a minister in India heads home during a deadly wave of the COVID-19 delta variant.

The virus shut down businesses and suspended church services, so many preachers have no income, said Dr. Stanley Madiki, a physician and preacher for the Agraharam Church of Christ in southern India.

Ministers worship with the Agraharam Church of Christ.

Ministers worship with the Agraharam Church of Christ.

The church hosted 150 rural preachers for a socially distanced devotional. Afterward, the ministers received Bags of HOPE (Healing Oppressed People Everywhere), which include a month’s supply of rice and medical kits.

Indian ministers attend a socially distanced devotional.

Indian ministers attend a socially distanced devotional.

Madiki said he encouraged the ministers “to march ahead, looking unto Christ during these tough times of pandemic.”

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