Will You Raise Awarness For Sri Lanka?

Source:                www.odusa.org

Date:                     May 7, 2019

 

You may have seen that suicide bombers tragically targeted 3 church services in Sri Lanka on Easter, killing nearly 300 people and injuring 500 more. We’re writing to ask if you’d consider making a brief announcement at your church this Sunday to help raise awareness about what our Christian brothers and sisters are facing in Sri Lanka and countries across Asia.
 
Below, you’ll find some bullet points to help educate your congregation on how they can pray. Attached, you’ll also find photos that may be helpful in explaining these events. Optionally, if God moves you to give toward these believers’ need, you can take a love offering to assist with emergency response efforts to assist believers in this vulnerable scenario.
 
SUGGESTED ANNOUNCEMENT:
  • In many countries, such as Egypt and Pakistan, Christians run a higher risk of being assaulted during Christian holy days such as Christmas and Easter. However this attack was unexpected in Sri Lanka, which has not seen this severity or scale of violence directed at Christians.
  • In an unprecedented attack, then, suicide bombers tragically targeted 3 church services in Sri Lanka on Easter, killing nearly 300 people and injuring 500 more.
  • Christians who were present tell Open Doors these attacks blew out windows and portions of the roof and littered their sanctuaries with debris and blood splatter.
  • Open Doors sent field staff to assess the situation for Christians as soon as the roads were clear. They are working with local believers to determine what the most pressing and unmet needs will be for these church goers, who are the clear minority group in a dominantly Buddhist country.
  • OPTIONAL: Open Doors has welcomed all Christians in America and the free world to give to these relief efforts and let our hurting brothers and sisters know they are not alone.
We thank you in advance for taking a moment to remember Christians living out their faith in Sri Lanka and other difficult regions around the world. Let me know if there is anything else I can do to help you encourage the prayers and partnership of your church family. 
 
Blessings,
 
Robert Beckman
Senior Director of Mobilization
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Open Doors USA
 
 
 

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