Please pray for India

With a second strain of COVID-19 spreading across India at a worrying pace, a shortage of vaccines and an assembly election in West Bengal, please join us in prayer during these challenging times.

  • Pray for those who have contracted the virus. May they recover to full health in Jesus’ name.
  • Pray for their families as they face worry and uncertainty over their loved one’s health.
  • Pray for health care in India as cases continue to rise.
  • Pray for a resolution to the vaccine shortage.
  • Pray for CRS as we continue to support and empower women and children during this time, with the added challenge of lockdown restrictions.

Thank you and God bless.

Sanitation stations

CRS centres have been equipped with resources to minimize the risk of viral spread. Children and women from the community can make use of masks and hand sanitizer, while those attending classes are given temperature checks using a forehead thermometer.

Not the end of the road

India is experiencing an unprecedented rise in the number of breast cancer cases across all sections of society. Unfortunately India also has one of the worst survival rates in the world, ranking highest for total number of women dying from breast cancer, and also for the number of healthy life years lost to the disease. Early detection and treatment is critical for improving survival rates. CRS organised two community awareness events on 23rd and 29th August. 42 women from BD Colony and 52 women from Dum Dum gathered to find out about more. Presentations were given by representatives from Hittaishini, a voluntary breast cancer support network whose members are all breast cancer survivors. The key message of the day was that breast cancer is not the end of the road.