KP Yohannan Shares His Prayer After Church Shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas


November 7, 2017

On Nov. 5, a gunman entered a worship service at First Baptist Church, Sutherland Springs, Texas, and started shooting. At least 26 people were killed and many were wounded.

Dr. KP Yohannan Metropolitan shares the shock he felt when he heard the news.

“Early this morning I opened my phone—and what do I see?” KP Yohannan recalls. “Something that shocked me to no end, the killing of precious people in Sutherland Springs, Texas. I just went numb. All I could do was to kneel down and just pray for the victims of these precious families.”

“I just went numb. All I could do was to kneel down and pray for the victims of these precious families.”

During yesterday’s morning prayer meeting, GFA Vice President Daniel Punnose asked Gospel for Asia staff to pray for Sutherland Springs, the First Baptist Church and the entire community. He encouraged us to keep praying in the weeks and months ahead, even after the news stopped covering their story.

“This story will be online for a couple weeks, and then it will be gone,” Punnose said. “But this isn’t going to go away for the people in Sutherland Springs. In a town of around 600 people, this effects every single person in the town. Each person in this town knows someone who has been affected by this tragedy.”

Though overseas, Dr. KP Yohannan Metropolitan moved into action on behalf of the families of those who lost their lives in the shooting.

“I’m travelling right now in Asia and asked tons of people to join with me in prayer for these precious people and for the United States,” KP Yohannan said.

“We need to remember this: Our life on earth is so very, very short. How do we know if we are going to be alive tomorrow? Each day we must seek to live our life in the light of eternity and be Christ-like in all that we do and say in this life.

“[We must] keep praying and do all we can to help the needy and the suffering around us.”

Please pray for the families broken over the loss of their loved ones during this time.

“Psalms says that our God is near to the brokenhearted,” Daniel Punnose said. “God is close to those who are crushed in spirit. And He is near those in Sutherland Springs now who are hurting.”


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