Today continues to be a very sad day for all of us in New Zealand. Yesterday afternoon Christchurch, which is located on New Zealand's south island, was hit with a 6.3 earthquake. Much of the city and surrounding suburbs have crumbled and toppled over into the streets. What is especially devastating is that the people of Christchurch were just beginning to recover from the damage and anxiety caused by the 7.1 earthquake-and its many aftershocks-last September. Whats more, unlike September's miraculously casualty free quake, this time there are many known casualties and around 300 missing people.
So please join me in praying for the people who now know they have lost family and friends, for those still waiting to hear from their loved ones, for all the rescue and relief workers in Christchurch, for those who are alive and waiting to be pulled from the rubble, and for God's peace and hope to cover New Zealand right now.