Krishna-tattva Das (proper) and Madana-gopal Das (left) killed in missile assault in Donbass
On July 16, two Food For Life devotees in Alchevsk (Donbass) — Krsna-tattva Prabhu, director of this system, and Madana-gopal Prabhu — have been killed in a missile strike that hit the Food For Life kitchen. They had simply returned from prasadam distribution to the FFL base when a missile assault destroyed the constructing, they usually have been buried below the rubble. Another devotee, Arjuna Prabhu was injured and has been taken to hospital.
The Donbass FFL program supplied over 1000 scorching prasadam meals weekly to civilians within the war-affected areas in Donbass since 2014 and elevated its efforts all through the continuing Russia-Ukraine navy battle. They perform charity applications in orphanages, and rehabilitation facilities for folks with disabilities, set up scorching meals at sports activities and social occasions and assist aged and disabled folks of their houses. They unfold the tradition of being merciful and unite everybody who desires to carry kindness and like to folks.
As of at this time, the Food for Life in Lugansk mission has not solely misplaced its chief, but in addition the constructing from which the mission was working. Both devotees who handed away have been additionally pujaris within the native temple. Krishna Tattva Prabhu was born in 1982. He joined ISKCON in 1998 and acquired his first initiation from Bhakti Tirtha Swami. Madan Gopal Prabhu was additionally born in 1982 and joined ISKCON in 2004, he was a disciple of Bhakti Vijnana Maharaja.
ISKCON leaders from world wide share their ideas and prayers for these devotees
“These devotees each day they labored arduous and fed 1000’s of people that have been left with out houses and meals. Yesterday, after distributing prasadam, they returned to their hometown of Alchevsk and have been killed. Krishna-Tattva das was the chief and president of ISKCON in Alchevsk….May Srila Prabhupada bathe His causeless mercy on these devotees and permit them to proceed their devotional service!” –Acyutatma das, GBC Russia
“I’m terribly heartbroken and speechless to listen to in regards to the passing away of these two devotees…” Bhaktivaibhava Swami, GBC Member Europe
“I’m grieving. Of the 2 devotees, I knew Krishna-tattva nicely. Before the battle, I’d yearly go to their metropolis Alchevsk—the place of so many honest, hearty devotees…My coronary heart cries out for this sudden nice loss. How lengthy will the insanity go on…” Devamrita Swami, GBC Member, Australasia
“May the selfless service of those two nice souls be acknowledged by Lord Krishna. May He prolong His limitless mercy upon them, their households, and all who will likely be impacted by their sudden departure from this world.”-Malati devi dasi, GBC Member, North America
“Hare Krishna. This is certainly very unhappy, unhappy information. Heartbreaking information. My ideas and prayers are with the devotees in Alchevsk.”- Govardhana dasa, GBC Africa
“It is so unhappy that devotees misplaced their lives whereas sharing Krishna’s mercy within the type of prasadam throughout this horrible navy battle.
The two devotees who handed away, Krishna-tattva das and Madana-Gopal das, and the third devotee, Arjuna das, who’s now within the hospital, are exemplars of the selfishness and compassion that Srila Prabhupada evokes within the hearts of his followers. Without Prabhupada’s presence of their lives, they might not have been distributing 1000’s of prasada meals, nor be in that constructing on that day.
No doubt Lord Krishna, Lord Caitanya and Srila Prabhupada will totally bless them for the sacrifices they made.”-Anuttama dasa
GBC Global Communications Minister
We ask for prayers from the worldwide group of devotees for the departed Krishna Tattva das and Madana Gopal das, in addition to for the well being of Arjuna das, a disciple of Prahladananda Swami.
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