When God Called
In August 2018, India’s southern state of Kerala suffered its worst environmental disaster in history. This inconceivable calamity affected over one million people. More than five hundred people died, and so many had no option but to flee their homes. Weeks of heavy monsoon rain filled hydro electric dams to their limits; forcing them to be opened, making the flooding even worse. The continued rain triggered landslides in the hills, and wiped away many areas of Kerala. Spontaneous groups were organized to rescue those affected, while government agencies and relief groups set up nearly 4,000 relief camps. Simple fisherman became India’s heroes, and so many risked their lives to be at the service of the most vulnerable.