Photo Credit: Diocese of West Malaysia
By ACNS staff
The oldest Anglican church in Malaysia recently held a special service to pray for the families and victims of flight MH 370, the Malaysian government and other governments involved in the search and rescue efforts.
The Special Service of Praying for MH 370 was held on Sunday, 6th April in Christ Church, Melaka to allow worshippers to identify themselves, and stand in solidarity with those affected by the tragedy.
The Rt Revd Jason Selvaraj, Assistant Bishop of West Malaysia, said, "We wanted to tell the families that we are concerned and we stand with you at this painful time. We wanted to tell our Malaysian government and its people that our leaders are very much in our prayers as they work on the search and rescue mission.
"We stand with them in this their hour of uncertainty, frustrations and challenges. It is a mission that we want to engage with our government and the people of Malaysia as a whole for our whole nation is hurting. We are saying that our Lord is with you. He stands with you along your suffering and feel your pain as He endured on that Cross.
"We also placed a small banner in front of the church gates and I must tell you that I was deeply touched that many visitors and tourists from China stood with this particular banner and took pictures.
"About a 100 tourists from China shook my hands and told me in their broken English language, 'Thank you so much for your concern. We are touched by your gesture.'"