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malcolm chamberlain

musings about the emerging church, mission and contemporary culture...

God is at large, intimately involved in his world in ways that the church is maybe just waking up to!

it's happened again...

Monday, April 30, 2007

The death toll from Saturday's suicide bombing in Charsadda (just North-East of Peshawar, Pakistan) is now up to 31 according to this report. The disturbing thing for me is that this type of attack is becoming so commonplace in Pakistan, a country I love, that the BBC don't seem to even be reporting on it anymore (though there is an online article 'here').

As I've said here before, prayer can sometimes seem like such a weak activity (though faith tells me otherwise), but it's often all we can do...

Images (some of which are shocking) related to this tragedy can be found 'here'

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posted by Malcolm Chamberlain, 1:47 PM

5 Comments:

Malcolm - thanks for blogging about this. i was pakistan for a couple of years in peshawar (as i see you were) ... when were you there? What were you doing?

When i was there, there were loads of bombings, mainly in the city. It was at the height of the the russian invasion of afghanistan.

I came to faith in Pakistan, which was pretty wierd experience ... in a very muslim country, I found jesus!

Peace,
Rupert

commented by Blogger Rupert Ward, 12:15 AM  

Hi Rupert - thanks for commenting. I was in Peshawar from 1992-1993 teaching English in a secondary school with CMS (Church Mission Society). I also led a CMS Encounter program for young adults for a few weeks last September, just before the latest spate of bombings began. It's very worrying times out there - keep praying for peace!

commented by Blogger Malcolm Chamberlain, 9:36 AM  

hey malcolm - i must admit prayer can seem very impotent when we see tragedies such as this - you are right though, faith tells us something else - even if logic thinks it nonscence

hope you are well

Edwardes College School by any chance?

I was there from 1987 - 1989. I knew a number of the CMS missionaries there, some short term and some long term?

commented by Blogger Rupert Ward, 7:25 PM  

it was Edwardes College, rather than the school - though I did know others teaching at the school an a year out type thing!

commented by Blogger Malcolm Chamberlain, 12:20 PM  

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