An Update from the Gulf
Earlier in 2020 we brought you a story from the Bible Society in the Gulf about a Scripture booklet that they were sharing called 'Corona and God's Karuna'. This booklet played on the similarity between the Telugu word “Karuana”, which means mercy, grace and compassion, and the “Coronavirus”.
Prasad, the migrant worker who inspired the Bible Society in the Gulf to publish the booklet, had come to the Arab Emirates to work at the start of 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 situation the business he was going to work for had to shutdown. He was left without a job.
Since arriving in the Gulf, Prasad had been attending services in a local church. This deeply impacted him and his relationship with God.
“For the first time I have heard the word of God in a way that makes me really understand. Now I do not miss a single prayer meeting,” he says. “The Bible Society made sure that I got an audio player. So now I can finally listen to the gospel, too.”
Many migrant workers in the Gulf have lost their jobs due to Covid-19 and cannot return home either, due to no income and travel restrictions. The Bible Society in the Gulf provides Bibles, but also helps migrant workers who need practical support, such as food. The Bible Society in the Gulf have found that many of their online resources have become very popular in the migrant communities who are now faced with uncertain futures.