As torrential rains hammer Kerala, a sense of normalcy for residents near the Sisters’ school in Anakkampoyil is hard to find. The southern Indian state is reeling under the worst natural calamity it has faced in nearly a century.

Aug. 16 Update:

Sister Sincy Sebastian shared the following, “The situation seems to move from bad to worse. It has been raining incessantly since last night, Aug. 13. I visited a relief camp today where 450 people from 150 families are accommodated. These people have either partially or fully lost their houses in the recent landslides.”

The Sisters of Charity of Nazareth’s school is helping the local families with food and other donations to help with immediate relief. Once the rains relent and people look to get back to their homes, they will need help to build houses.

“It is through the past contributions of so many generous people that we will be able to help the displaced and the needy,” says Sister Sincy.

Please keep the Sisters who minister in Anakkampoyil and all of the residents affected by flooding in your prayers.

Sister Sincy evaluates the situation in front of their school as many villages in Kerala like this one in Anakkampoyil are grappling with severe flooding conditions from torrential rains, overflowing rivers, and a series of landslides.

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