Rev. Zhu attends memorial service in Neosho

On Saturday, August 18th, 2007, the East Asia and Pacific Area Executive, Rev. Dr. Xiaoling Zhu attended funeral services with the families and loved ones of those killed August 12th during the attack at the First Micronesian Congregational Church in Neosho, Missouri, U.S.A.  More than 1,000 people attended the Saturday memorial service, which commemorated the three slain; Rev. Kernel Rehobson, Rev. Intenson Rehobson and Rev. Kuhpes Ikosia.

On Saturday, August 18th, 2007, the East Asia and Pacific Area Executive, Rev. Dr. Xiaoling Zhu attended funeral services with the families and loved ones of those killed August 12th during the attack at the First Micronesian Congregational Church in Neosho, Missouri, U.S.A.  More than 1,000 people attended the Saturday memorial service, which commemorated the three slain; Rev. Kernel Rehobson, Rev. Intenson Rehobson and Rev. Kuhpes Ikosia.

Each man was well known and active within the Neosho community.  We are here "to show our deepest sympathy, love, prayers and solidarity with the families," says Rev. Zhu.

The fateful Sunday began with a typical worship service and ended leaving three dead and several wounded.  Those killed were all from the same family.

August 13, 2007, Rev. Zhu and Rev. Cally Rogers-Witte, Executive Minister for Wider Church Ministries, United Church of Christ (UCC), and Co-Executive for Global Ministries, relayed personal sympathy in a letter drafted to Rev. Tesiwo Liwy, General Secretary for the UCC in Pohnpei. The Pohnpei UCC is a partner church located in the Micronesian area of the Pacific.

 Letter in Response to Shootings at First Congregational Church in Neosho, Missouri