We received this email from Sohail Peter, asking for urgent prayer.
This morning while I was starting to preach at our church fellowship we heard two bomb blasts. We came to know that two suicide bombers had blasted themselves in two churches of Youhanabad, One at the biggest Catholic Church where about 1000 people attend. The second Bomb blast happened at Christ Church Youhanabad ( Anglican Church ).
We stopped our meeting and preaching and began to pray. Then we went to see those churches which were 500 yards from us. About 40 people have been killed and more than 77 are seriously injured. As we reached the blast sight there was blood every where and many of my personal friends from those churches got injured and 4 of them have died before reaching the hospital.
These threats to our colony have been coming regularly and since 2014 after the Peshawar church attack we have received many threats that their next target would be Youhanabad Lahore ( the colony where I am living ).
Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for the bombings and they have said that they will do more damage to Christians until and unless they all accept Muhammed and convert to Islam or Leave this country ( it is the same statement which ISIS has been saying to all the Christians in Syria, Egypt, Libya and some other parts where they have their control ).
We need special prayer for our protection, and for the more than 77 people injured and suffering serious injuries.