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Cyclone in Bihar wreaks havoc on an impoverished area

Three days before the first earthquake struck Nepal this past April, a strong storm swept through the state of Bihar in eastern India. The storm brought destruction to several districts in the eastern part of the state, killing at least 32 people and injuring another 80. Countless homes were destroyed, as well as farmers’ crops. Trees were uprooted, blocking roadways and damaging infrastructure.

Joel Mirandi, chairman of the Brethren in Christ Church in Bihar, was directly affected by the storm. Strong winds tore through his home in Purnea, destroying much of his roof. Fortunately, his wife and three children were uninjured. Many other BIC pastors in the area have seen their homes completely destroyed by this storm. Joel asks the BIC U.S. to partner with them by offering prayer and encouragement as they begin to rebuild.

This article originally appeared in the fall/winter 2015 issue of In Part magazine.

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