Here’s an email I got today from World Vision.  There was an attack on their offices in Pakistan and six staff members were killed.  Let’s pray for World Vision, the families involved, and that the universal Church would be strengthened through this suffering.

Dear Friend,

It is with a sad heart that I write to you about a terrible loss to the World Vision family. Six staff members were killed in a brutal and senseless attack on our offices in the Mansehra District of Pakistan. Additionally, eight employees are hospitalized with injuries after the unprovoked assault by gunmen. Four of the staff have been released from the hospital.

Our work in Pakistan is conducted by local citizens. We remember those staff who died as dedicated workers seeking to improve the lives of people affected by poverty and disasters. World Vision has temporarily suspended our operations in Pakistan, but we remain committed to helping children, families, and communities in this country.

As World Vision mourns our colleagues, we ask you to join us in praying for the families of our staff members and the people they serve in Pakistan, including those who respond to kindness with violence.

Rich Stearns
President, World Vision U.S.

You can stay up to date with this story at World Vision’s website.

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