Leaders from The World Evangelical Alliance and Evangelicals Alliance were deeply distraught and condemns in the strongest terms the Easter Sunday (21 April) terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka targeting the Zion church in Batticaloa, St. Sebastian’s church in Katana, St. Anthony’s church in Kochchikade and leading luxury hotels in Colombo.
Support and prayers were formally expressed in the form of press releases and personal sympathy messages addressing Godfrey Yogarajah B.Th, B.D. the Deputy Secretary General of World Evangelical Alliance and member of Executive Council of Asia Evangelical Alliance.
BISHOP EFRAIM TENDERO
Secretary General / CEO of World Evangelical Alliance
Praying for you and the situation in Sri Lanka. The resurrected Jesus Reigns over the land! God bless.
BISHOP DR. ALBERT P. MRIDHA
President of National Christian Fellowship of Bangladesh
Dear Brother Godfrey,
Greetings in Jesus’ name. We are shaken to the core by the series of terrorist attacks that were carried out at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on the day of Easter. We are deeply saddened by the heinous events that have caused deaths and serious injuries to so many people. We are sorry for the lives that were lost and pray for the quick healing and recovery for the wounded. Please convey our condolences to all the Churches and people affected. Please be informed that we are praying for the Lord’s divine protection upon all Christians in Sri Lanka.
All of the member Churches of National Christian Fellowship and the entire Christian community in Bangladesh are praying for God’s grace and protection for every believer in Sri Lanka during these difficult times. God bless you all.
REV. MARTHA DAS
General Secretary of National Christian Fellowship of Bangladesh
Dear Brother Godfrey,
We condemn such evil work and at the same time pray. May our gracious Lord heal, strength, encourage and provide, that all won’t lose heart knowing that the Most High is sovereign over all.
“But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crashed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; stuck down, but not destroyed. We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. …Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:7-10, 16-18) May God be at your side! Amen
PASTOR SALEEM RAZA
Chairman of Evangelical Alliance Pakistan
We all are in prayer. We pray that the churches in Sri Lanka will emerge even more stronger from it. In this difficult time we are standing with you dear brother and sisters. As we are one family in Jesus Christ.
General Secretary of Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFIRLC)
We are in prayer. This is a terrible tragedy and we pray that the church in Sri Lanka will emerge even more stronger from it. Please know that we stand with you in this moment of deep sadness.
REV ANDY CHI
Secretary General of The National Evangelical Christian Fellowship (NECF) Malaysia
My deepest condolence to your country at this horrific attack that took place today. NECF stands in solidarity with the affected churches in Sri Lanka as well as condemns this act of terror. May the persons responsible behind this attack be swiftly apprehended and brought to justice. May the Lord’s comfort and healing be upon those who have suffered lost and injury. Sri Lanka in our prayers.
TAKAHITO TIMOTHY IWAGAMI
General Secretary of Japan Evangelical Association
Dear Godfrey Yogarajah,
I would like to express my deep concerns for the churches in Sri Lanka. All the denominations and the churches in Japan were shocked by the tragedy of bombing and pray to the Lord for His consolations to the churches and the Christians in Sri Lanka.
The board members of JEA had a special prayer meeting for those who suffer from the terrible attack to the churches. We are all in prayer and our hearts are with NCEASL.
REV. DR. JOHN YATES
Australian Evangelical Alliance
Dear Godfrey Yogarajah,
We too have been praying in our church for the situation in Sri Lanka, and beyond. Asking for heavenly consolations and the manifest victory of Christ.
Press statement from the Christian Federation of Malaysia
Press statement from Evangelical Fellowship of India
Press statement from The Fellowship of Indonesia Evangelical Churches and Institutions