協進會呼籲香港教會為印尼火山爆發引發海嘯受災災民代禱

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協進會呼籲香港教會為印尼火山爆發引發海嘯受災災民代禱

印尼西部巽他海峽於12月22日(六)晚上約九時半發生懷疑因為火山爆發引發海嘯,造成二百多人死亡近千人受傷,仍有多人失蹤。由於當局起初誤報僅是潮漲,未發海嘯警報,民眾毫無戒備,死傷人數迅速攀升,數百間房屋受損。又預計火山可能會再爆發,並引發海嘯,呼籲民眾遠離岸邊。 

本會呼籲香港眾教會在這聖誕佳節期間,不忘懇切為印尼海嘯受災災民代禱,願上主安慰失去親人者,醫治創傷者,與所有受災災民同在,並支持救援人員繼續進行搜救的工作,為災民提供各種所需援助,又求主藉當地教會與災民同行,在災難中以愛心、信心和堅毅見證主。 

2018年12月24日 

Pray for the Victims of Indonesian Tsunami triggered 
by volcanic eruption 
Hong Kong Christian Council

A tsunami struck the Sunda Strait, western Indonesia, caused by a volcanic eruption at about 9:30 pm on 22 December 2018 (Sat) without warning. More than 200 people were killed and nearly 1,000 people were injured. Many people are still missing. Hundreds of homes and public buildings have been destroyed. And the number of casualties is rising rapidly. 

The Hong Kong Christian Council asks that the Hong Kong churches earnestly pray for the victims affected by the tsunami during the Christmas time. May the Lord comfort and aid especially those grieving the loss of loved ones and those in need of help and healing. O God, be with the victims suffering in this time of disaster. Strengthen and lift the rescue workers up to continue the search and rescue efforts. We pray to the Lord that the local churches will offer their assistance to those affected by this tragedy with love, faith and generosity to witness to God through our caring actions. 

24 December 2018