Our hearts are saddened by the events that occurred in Nairobi, Kenya and Peshawar, Pakistan over the weekend.
Please hold in prayer all of those injured in the attack on the Westgate mall in Nairobi, as well as the loved ones of those victims who were so senselessly killed. At least 62 people have been killed, and over 175 wounded, according to news reports.
In the Pakistani city of Peshawar, a double suicide bombing at a church killed at least 80 people and injured over 120 on Sunday, in what news outlets are saying is the deadliest attack in recent history on Pakistan’s Christians. Please keep these people in your prayers, as they deal with injuries and cope with the deaths of loved ones.
“Terror attacks are antithetical to God’s will. There can never be a credible justification for any such act,” said ABCUSA General Secretary Roy Medley. ”We utterly condemn acts of violence and find them heinous and cowardly.”
“Please join us in praying for all those who grieve from the injury and loss of life in the recent attacks in Pakistan and Kenya,” said Reid Trulson, executive director of American Baptist International Ministries. “Join us also, please, in the ministry of praying for those who are guilty of causing this senseless pain and grief.”
“Our hearts go out to the families of all the victims,” said Medley.