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Condolences to the families of the victims of Typhoon Morakot

18 September 2009

Rev. Andrew T. C. Chang
General Secretary
Presbyterian Church in Taiwan

Geneva, 18 September 2009

Dear Rev. Andrew Chang, 

Greetings from the World Council of Churches. 

Although it is belated, I am writing this to offer our prayers and convey our sympathy and profound condolences to the families of the victims of Typhoon Morakot, which swept many districts of central and southern Taiwan. It is with great sadness that we learned about the destruction caused during the typhoon. In fact, we heard from WCC Central Committee member, Ms. Ming Min (Nancy) Lin Cheng, about the impact of the disastrous typhoon, and also about the deep involvement of the PCT members in relief and rehabilitation assistance to the affected victims. It is our hope and prayer that the typhoon-battered areas will be restored to their normal situation at the earliest.

While sharing your grief on the tragedy affecting the lives of many people in your country, I take this opportunity to assure you, your colleagues and all members of the PCT of our prayers. May almighty God bestow mercy on all those who are suffering and grant divine comfort and consolation to the bereaved families.

Yours in Christ,

Rev. Dr. Samuel Kobia
General Secretary