Last week I received an email from Compassion – “Please pray urgently for Compassion and the children of India”.
You may have heard of the situation going on in India – since April 2016, due to government regulations, the flow of funding from Compassion into India, has completely stopped. That’s now over 9 months where no funds have reached the 147,000 children that Compassion support in India. At this point in early 2017, funds are now drying up, and what’s worse, come 15 March 2017, if the situation has not changed, Compassion will be forced to officially stop operations in India.
The reality is that is there is no change Compassion will formally end all program operations in India on Wednesday 15 March.
– Tim Hanna, Compassion Australia CEO.
Compassion have been working in India for almost 50 years and I believe it has the largest number of child sponsors of any country.
The health and well being of 147,000 kids. Not to mention the almost 7500 NGO workers from 580 development centres who are impacted. Plus the spiritual impact of the future generations of kids in India… this is a serious situation which calls for a massive response in prayer – we know God has all this in His mighty hands and will work His purposes whatever the outcome, but I encourage you to pray nonetheless.
So check out the info below to learn more about the situation… then pray.
India Update – Compassion Australia
Due to a lack of funding resulting from the Indian Government’s restrictions, we will likely be forced to shut down our sponsorship program in India in March 2017. It deeply grieves us to think about what it would mean to end all of the relationships between Compassion children in India and their sponsors.
Article from Christianity Today
“Our staff in the India field offices have stretched every last penny beyond what we thought possible to extend the programs for our children, while we in parallel explored alternative delivery methods to provide funds, yet a solution has not been discovered within the needed timeframe,” stated Compassion’s email to donors.
An interesting tweet I found…
The discriminative decision of Govt of India against the Christian Minorities NGO @compassion heavily affecting sur… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…—
TNCC Minority Dept (@TNCCMinority) February 17, 2017