All Saints’ Church, Inside Kohati Gate, Peshawar, Pakistan became a target of terrorism today. As the Sunday Service ended and the people came out of the Church, two suicide bombers entered the church compound from the main gate and blew themselves up in the midst of the people. According to the media more than 60 people were killed and more than 135 are injured. The number of dead is expected to rise. Media channels are reporting that the hospitals are overwhelmed with the numbers of the injured. As I spoke to one of a perish member in All Saints’ Church, he said he has lost his aunty and nephew in this attack. According to those we have spoken to, among the dead were a number of Sunday School children and Choir members of the Church who were all in the Church compound at the moment of the blasts.
The Rt Rev Humphrey S. Peters, Peshawar has condemned the suicide attack on All Saint’s Church and expressed his condolences to all the families who have lost their loved ones. He said that attack on All Saint’s Church is the total failure of the new Government of KPK and government has failed to provide security to the minorities in Khayber Pakhtunkhwa, Peshawar Pakistan. He appealed to the all Chirsitan Community in Pakistan and around the world to pray for the affected families.
The Rev. Reagan Cocke, the associate rector of St. John the Divine Houston requests your help. Checks can be made payable to Bridges to Pakistan, a registered 501 (c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible and should be mailed to Bridges to Pakistan c/o The Rev. Reagan Cocke, 2450 River Oaks Blvd, Houston, TX 77019. Contact Cocke at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or call him at 713.354.2229.