Sunday 8 August 2010

Message on the Monsoon Flooding in Pakistan

On 5 August, the Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, the Most Revd Dr Thabo Cecil Makgoba, sent the following message to the leaders of the Church in Pakistan, following the severe flooding and loss of life.

To: The Rt Revd Samuel Azariah, Moderator of the Church of Pakistan and the Rt Revd Humphrey Peters, Bishop of Peshawar

Dear Bishop Samuel, dear Bishop Humphrey

I am writing to assure you of my prayers, and those of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa for you and for the people of Pakistan who are affected by the terrible floods. None of us who see pictures of the devastation on our television screens and in our newspapers can fail to be deeply touched by the scale of the human tragedy that is unfolding, particularly in the region of Peshawar. Our hearts go out to you, and to all who are affected, and we especially remember those who have died and hold the bereaved and injured in our thoughts and prayers.

We ask that you will receive God's comfort and strength at this testing time, along with whatever tangible support you need. Through his inexhaustible grace, may you also find yourselves effective channels of the good news of his redemptive hope for the communities around you. My Province will do what we can to support your emergency relief and rescue programme, and I am urging people to make donations through our own disaster fund.

May Jesus Christ, who shared in the trials of our humanity so we might share in the glories of his resurrection, surround you all with the knowledge of his life-giving presence,

Yours in the service of Christ

+Thabo Cape Town

Detail for donations:

Account name: CPSA Disaster Relief Fund

Bank: Standard Bank of SA Ltd

Branch: Cape Town

Branch IBT Code: 02 0009

Account number: 07 007 8394

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