22nd April 2019

Dear Rev. Heshan de Silva
President of the Sri Lanka Baptist Sangamaya
Chair of the National Christian Council of Sri Lanka

Sincere greetings in the name of our loving and gracious Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ!

Yesterday’s bombings, killings and atrocities committed in churches and hotels in Sri Lanka were unimaginable, cowardly and senseless especially on the Day when Christians everywhere celebrated the Resurrection victory of the Lord Jesus Christ over death and the grave resulting in loss of more than 300 lives with another more than 500 injured. Our hearts grieved for and with Sri Lanka and also our beloved brothers and sisters in Christ and their families.

We, in the Asia Pacific Baptist Federation, stand with our Baptist brothers and sisters as well as Christians in Sri Lanka in this time of great sadness and sorrow. We offer our sincere prayers, love and condolences to those who have lost loved ones in these terrible acts seeking to destroy the peace and progress of a nation which had already suffered much in the past.

May the peace of God reign and rule in the hearts of the Christians as you pull yourselves together to overcome the shock and may He grant love and forgiveness towards the perpetrators of such heinous acts. We pray that God will grant wisdom to the government to protect the people and restore peace and order in the land.
Even in times like these, God is in control and He knows what He is doing!

Rev. Edwin Lam
Asia Pacific Baptist Federation