On Sunday, January 4th, a special service was held at Surabaya’s Mewar Sharon Christian Church to remember the passengers, and crew of AirAsia Flight 8501, and pray for their families. Fourteen families from this church lost relatives in the crash, totaling of fifty-two members. More than 2,500 people attended the service where pastors encouraged the flock. Pastor Caleb Natanielliem shared from Psalm 139, saying, “It talks about flying. If I can fly with my wings to the ends of the Earth, your love is still there. If I go to the bottom of the sea, to the darkest pit, your love is still there. I believe this is the message for the families.”
An AirAsia crisis center has been established in Surabaya, where families wait to hear about their loved ones. The church has been providing support, offering condolences to those struggling with angry, emotional reactions.
Please pray for this church as they mourn this great loss. Pray for those who are still searching for victims and plane parts.
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