Medical Aid Gives Hope to 2019 Sri Lankan Easter Bombing Survivors for whom Tragedy Seems Like Yesterday

Image courtesy of VOM Canada.

With every history-making headline from the last three years, 2019 may seem like a lifetime ago. But for survivors of the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka, 2019 feels like yesterday.

“The Easter Sunday attacks affected the Church in different ways,” The Voice of the Martyrs Canada partner Yamini Ravindran says.

“It was not something the Church expected, so [now there is] a mindset of fear within the churches.”

Wounded survivors received the trauma support they needed thanks to VOM Canada and the National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka. Support from global donors provided aid to more than 95 believers.

“We came up with a three-prong strategy to look at their immediate medical and emergency needs, intermediary needs, and long-term needs,” Ravindran says.

“The medical assistance not only supported surgeries, but many were severely injured and needed caregivers; some were permanently impaired.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth

CALL TO ACTION

  • Praise God for an opportunity to bless members of the Persecuted Church.
  • Pray the Lord will be survivors’ source of comfort and hope amid ongoing challenges.
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