The second wave of COVID-19 in India has “seriously affected” the region of India where Prasad Sakile ministers. He is a pastor with the New Life Regular Baptist Society in Andhra Pradesh.

“So many deaths are noted in my region,” he says. Nine people in his church have died, and 24 have been admitted to COVID-19 rehabilitation centers.

People not facing health concerns are facing financial difficulties due to their inability to work. Families especially are unable to purchase food and daily necessities.

“So many are waiting for food,” Prasad says. “I have received so many requests to help them with daily use essentials.”

“We are praying for the Lord’s guidance in this critical situation,” Prasad says. “Please continue to pray for us.”