Dear Devotees and Friends of the TOVP,
Hare Krishna! All Glories to Srila Prabhupada!
I don’t have to mention in detail here the challenges we are all facing due to the influence of the worldwide Corona virus pandemic. The world as we know it has practically shut down. Yet Krishna is really the Supreme Controller, and we as His devotees must continue fighting for His mission to bring the conditioned souls back to Godhead, and not become complacent or fearful in our preaching duty.
Although construction work on the TOVP has come to a temporary halt due to the 21-day India lockdown, we are prepared to restart at a moment’s notice. And we are continuing with our huge #GivingTOVP 10 Day Matching Fundraiser from April 26 (Akshaya Tritiya) until May 6 (Nrsimha Caturdasi) to raise funds for the completion of Lord Nrsimha’s temple wing and altar in 2021.
However, ISKCON Mayapur is struggling financially with no visitors coming, all vendor stalls closed, etc. Braja Vilasa and I have therefore conceived of a way to help ISKCON Mayapur by adding an extension to the #GivingTOVP Fundraiser called the TOVP Care Emergency Matching Fundraiser. I have pledged to match 10 cents for every dollar donated online during this 10 Day marathon on top of the $150,000 to match the collection overall. Your one donation will serve both the TOVP and ISKCON Mayapur during this combined fundraiser. Please help with whatever you can to maintain these two most dear projects of Srila Prabhupada.
We have also started the TOVP Care Goodwill Campaign for the protection of all the devotees worldwide. A Nrsimha yajna will be observed daily and you can participate by providing your names as explained in the article below.
This April TOVP Newsletter covers a wide range of topics. I hope you enjoy and are inspired by reading it. Thank you for your support.