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« on: March 09, 2012, 11:20:42 PM »

Dearest friends,
I ask for your prayers for my friends, a Coptic family in my town who have suffered a terrible tragedy.

Christina and Waleed are devout Coptic Christians and they have lost two children in a fire at their apartment.
The children who died are Matthew and Elizabeth.
Christina herself suffered burns over 60 percent of her body, from trying to save her children from the devastating fire.  She is still undergoing treatment for her injuries.  But nothing, except time and prayers to our Lord, can heal the wounds of her heart, from losing her two children.

The main news articles about this tragedy are found in our local newspaper, the Reno Gazette Journal:
http://www.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2012120305014
http://www.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2012303060061

A memorial service will be held tomorrow at a local school (it's large and there is no Coptic church here).
The Serbian Orthodox and Greek Orthodox churches are doing all they can to help the family.

Your prayers are urgently needed and gratefully received.

Your sister in Christ,
Columbina

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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2012, 11:22:27 PM »

Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Dearest friends,
I ask for your prayers for my friends, a Coptic family in my town who have suffered a terrible tragedy.

Christina and Waleed are devout Coptic Christians and they have lost two children in a fire at their apartment.
The children who died are Matthew and Elizabeth.
Christina herself suffered burns over 60 percent of her body, from trying to save her children from the devastating fire.  She is still undergoing treatment for her injuries.  But nothing, except time and prayers to our Lord, can heal the wounds of her heart, from losing her two children.

The main news articles about this tragedy are found in our local newspaper, the Reno Gazette Journal:
http://www.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2012120305014
http://www.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2012303060061

A memorial service will be held tomorrow at a local school (it's large and there is no Coptic church here).
The Serbian Orthodox and Greek Orthodox churches are doing all they can to help the family.

Your prayers are urgently needed and gratefully received.

Your sister in Christ,
Columbina
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2012, 11:37:02 PM »


May God peace and strength to those who mourn.

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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2012, 11:42:53 PM »

thank you so much Liza!!!

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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2012, 11:56:01 PM »

Lord, have mercy!

Such a tragedy. I'm so sorry to hear of this story.
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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2012, 12:19:45 AM »

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« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2012, 12:28:35 AM »

Lord have mercy.

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« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2012, 12:30:29 AM »

Thank you all so much.  Our family is completely heartbroken/shredded over this.

Some have doubts of this holy faith, others are angry.  Please pray for all, that our Lord will comfort and grant His peace to all, especially to christina, the children's mother.  She is absolutely devastated.

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« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2012, 01:16:18 AM »

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« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2012, 03:16:36 AM »

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« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2012, 04:57:06 AM »

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« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2012, 06:48:15 AM »

may God give them comfort at this very hard time.
it is good to see how their brothers and sisters are taking care of them at this time.
may God give you all His peace that is beyond understanding.
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« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2012, 09:35:31 AM »

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Memory eternal. Lord have mercy.
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Lord Jesus Christ, Have mercy!
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