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Over 2,500 people were killed in mainland India due to the worst earthquake the country has sustained since the 1950s. More than 80 aftershocks continued to terrorize the nation, one of which measured 5.6 on the Richter scale. Thousands of people died and hundreds were missing as a direct result of the sudden crisis. Some were trapped inside homes and businesses as walls collapsed and exits caved in on themselves. Nearly 300,000 people were left homeless by the initial 7.9 magnitude earthquake.

Partners and friends supported Bridge of Hope’s mission to deliver enough tents to shelter the population of this small city. Over 10,000 people found shelter in the 2,500 tents given to the area. Provided with love and faithfulness, those who strive to be Christ-like continue to operate as He has ordained.

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Distribution of 2,500 tents provided shelter for 10,000 people made homeless by the country’s worst quake since the 1950s.

Prayer Focus Points:

For the light of the Gospel to shine in an area reeling from devastation and destruction.

For those who lost loved ones and friends to experience the peace of God and the healing balm of Gilead, which is able to bathe a hurting soul in unexplainable relief.

For the people of this nation to be able to recover their livelihood, their homes, and a sense of normality amidst chaos and loss.

Country Details:

Land area: 1,147,949 sq mi (2,973,190 sq km); total area: 1,269,338 sq mi (3,287,590 sq km)

Population (2008 est.): 1,147,995,898 (growth rate: 1.5%); birth rate: 22.2/1000; infant mortality rate: 32.3/1000; life expectancy: 69.2; density per sq km: 386

Ethnicity/race: Indo-Aryan 72%, Dravidian 25%, Mongoloid and other 3% (2000)

Literacy rate: 61% (2005 est.)

Religions: Hindu 81%, Islam 13%, Christian 2%, Sikh 2% (2001)


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