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Humboldt is in our prayers

April 11, 2018 No Comment

WINNIPEG – Joining people around the world, members of Lutheran Church–Canada (LCC) congregations and their pastors mourn the loss of the 16 lives in the tragic bus crash in Humboldt, Friday, April 6. “The community is in our prayers as it tries to understand what has happened,” said LCC president, Rev. Timothy Teuscher. “And we hold the individual families in our hearts as they begin saying their final farewells to their loved ones.”

LCC pastor, Rev. Clint Magnus who serves St. John’s Lutheran Church in Humboldt has provided support, prayer, and counselling to those gathered in the Humboldt arena site of Sunday’s community vigil. He reports that the accident affected two congregation members who lost a grandson.

“God’s Word reminds us that ‘The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit’,” President Teuscher observed. He added his hope and prayer that those whose lives were forever changed in the accident can take comfort in the words of Jesus: “I am the resurrection and the life.  Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die” John 11:25-26.

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