Dear Dr Lance and Ministry Team,
Please uphold Sri Lanka in your prayers.
Happy Easter but the situation in Sri Lanka is very sad!
Explosions ripped targeting Christians celebrating Easter this morning in Sri Lanka. We are safe but please pray for those who have died and have been injured.
Initial reports say that nearly 200 have died (new estimates put it at over 300) and more than 450 have been injured. According to eyewitnesses, the explosion in Batticaloa, targeting the Zion Church, has taken nearly 28 lives, of which 14 were children and 7 females and around 74 have sustained injuries.
So far, eight attacks targeting churches and hotels across the country have been carried out, including Shangri-La, Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury Hotels, where Christians had gathered to celebrate Easter. Reports also tell around 27 foreigners are among the dead.
All schools and universities have been closed until further notice and police curfew imposed with immediate effect throughout the nation.
Please uphold the safety of Sri Lankan Christians in your prayers. Also, pray for God’s wisdom to prevail.
Timothy and Jeanne Edward