Global Ministries sends letter of solidarity to partners in Pakistan

Global Ministries sends letter of solidarity to partners in Pakistan

ad_201171522.jpgWe are indeed shocked and saddened to hear about the death of over 70 people and the injuries suffered by over 300 in a suicide bomb blast in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, Lahore, Pakistan on Easter evening. As you mourn with the people of Lahore and Pakistan, and strive to overcome the trauma of this tragedy, we write to let you know that we are with you and that we share your grief. Our mere words of comfort may not heal the pain and trauma or the sense of loss and fear, but we write to encourage you with our prayers and affirmations that God is our refuge and our fortress, our God, in whom we trust. (Psalm 91:2)

On behalf of Global Ministries, we want to assure you of the prayers and solidarity with Global Ministries’ partners in Southern Asia and in many parts of the world in this hour of sorrow. We shall continue to pray for comfort and healing, for courage and strength to those families who have lost their dear ones, for those who were injured, and for all of you as you accompany the victims of this mindless terror. We also pray for all those who are striving for peace, healing, and goodwill even as some continue to believe that violence is divinely ordained, and act out accordingly, especially against innocent and vulnerable children.

In solidarity,
Rev. James Moos
Co-Executive, Global Ministries
Executive Minister, Wider Church Ministries

Rev. Julia Karimu Brown
Co-Executive, Global Ministries
President, Division of Overseas Ministries

Rev. Deenabandhu Manchala
Area Executive for Southern Asia
Global Ministries