School is closed today, 23 September, in honor of the people who have died or been injured in the bomb blast at a church in Peshawar Pakistan on Sunday. More than 80 people died and more than 140 people were injured in this incident.
This evening at 7:00 pm we have arranged a PEACE MEETING in CHRIST SCHOOL & CHURCH. We shall pray for injured people and the families of people who have died, that God bless them and comfort them. We are with them in all the way. May our Lord give those who died at the church the place in the Lap of father Abraham, in Jesus name, Amen.
Your brother in Christ
Here is a quote from an official news report:
PESHAWAR: A twin suicide bombing killed more than 75 people at a church service in northwest Pakistan on Sunday, officials said, in what is believed to be the country’s deadliest attack on Christians.
The two attackers struck at the end of a service at All Saints Church in Peshawar, the main town in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province which has borne the brunt of a bloody Islamist insurgency in recent years.
Sahibzada Anees, one of Peshawar’s most senior officials, told reporters the bombers struck when the service had just ended.
“Most of the wounded are in critical condition,” Anees said.
“We are in an area which is a target of terrorism and within that area there was a special security arrangement for the church. We are in a rescue phase and once it is over we will investigate what went wrong.”
Former minister for inter-faith harmony Paul Bhatti and provincial lawmaker Fredrich Azeem Ghauri both said the attack was the deadliest ever targeting Christians in Pakistan.
Late in August 2013, Christ Public School teamed up with Christ Pentecostal Church to provide flood relief to a nearby community. The students and church members donated some of their very own belongings to help the flood victims, even though many of them are quite poor themselves. This video, narrated by Principal Amin Issac, documents this flood relief effort. The last part of the video shows a little bit of the school area including the school office:
Below is a transcript of Amin Issac’s narration in the video:
“See the banner: God Loves a Cheerful [giver] – Flood Relief. Dhoo Ki Mallian is the place where we are going; and these packages are given by Christ Public School and Church. The number of school principal, Amin Issac, is also there.
“And now we are returning to the packages that are given to the people. And their names are also written on that. We have faith on God that when you see this, that poor and orphan kids of our school donate our things to the needy people that are victims of the flood; and I request to all of my principal friends, brothers and sisters, that they might join hands with us, that we can give them more and more. In the name of Jesus, Amen.”
Here are a few photos from the flood relief expedition. It was quite an undertaking! As you can see, the van carrying the boxes and people got bogged down in a flooded, washed-out area of the road. To overcome this difficulty, the rest of the journey was made by ox cart, pulled by a water buffalo. At one point they also walked through water to reach the flooded village. But the mission was accomplished. Boxes of clothing items were delivered. Biscuits and small gifts were also distributed among the kids of the village.
This Christ Public School website was created by and is maintained by Arline Oliphint, Phoenix, Arizona, USA. More blog posts will be added here as time permits. We have many pictures and stories to share with you, supplied by school principal, Amin Issac. So please visit us again soon!