Pastor’s Ministry to Desperate Families in Lockdown in Northern India


Northern India (ANS) – A pastor in Northern India is overcoming huge obstacles to alleviate the suffering of countless lives in his community.

With very few resources Pastor Bashir and his team are providing vital food supplies to some of the most deprived communities as well running regular medical clinics. In an interview with the Global News Alliance he explained more about the calling God gave himself and his wife to such a compassionate ministry:

Pastor Bashir’s church distributes vital food supplies.

“During this lockdown period there’s no work, there’s no income. Therefore, the believers are going through hard times. They do not have enough food at their homes, so they are having difficulties to provide food to their children and even for themselves. Therefore, as a minister of the Gospel of Lord Jesus Christ I cannot sit at home quietly when the believers and their relatives and their neighbours are going through hard times and when there’s not enough food for themselves.”

He says they’ve also seen a remarkable response to their church ministry particularly impacting people from both Muslim and Hindu backgrounds, and they have significant plans to expands this outreach:

Pastor Bashir’s church impacting many Muslim and Hindu Communities

“Believers from Muslim backgrounds come on Friday and worship together and pray for each other and then we’re also having ministry to the Hindus and we are having Sunday worship services where the believers from Hindu background and their relatives and neighbours come and we worship together pray for each other. Many persons giving their hearts to Jesus. Now we’d like to establish more churches among the Muslim communities among the Hindu communities and we need to recruit more leaders.”

Meanwhile, this rural pastor is gathering all the supplies he can find to feed the many families that have run out of food because of the pandemic lock-down.

You can watch the full video report on this story from our partners at the Global News Alliance at:

Pastor’s Ministry to Desperate Families in Lockdown in Northern India

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Peter Wooding is Senior Editor at Assist News Service and an award-winning radio, TV, and print journalist. Peter has worked as news editor at UCB Radio in the UK, and has reported from countries around the world including Israel, India, Russia, Serbia, South Sudan, Ukraine and Mozambique. Continuing his father Dan's legacy, Peter now leads the global expansion of ANS. He is also the London Bureau Chief for the Global News Alliance, Media and PR Officer for Leading The Way UK and UK Director for Mercy Projects. Peter lives in North Wales, UK, with his wife, Sharon, and their three daughters, Sarah, Anna and Abigail.