Pakistan church members gather for services

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The Protestant congregation who survived a grenade attack in Islamabad in mid-March joined together the Sunday following the attack to celebrate Palm Sunday. According to a recent article, "Even after all they had been through... this community... wanted to start putting their church—and their lives—back together.

"So, they borrowed the palm-festooned sanctuary at St. Thomas' Church... And they began anew. Some stood up one at a time to offer prayers, many beginning with the words, 'Thank you, Lord.' They thanked other people, too, like a special Pakistani police unit investigating the case who, together with investigators from the US Embassy, sat in the back of the church..."

April 22, 2002

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