The powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake near Marrakech late Friday night caused significant
devastation. The death toll has now surpassed two thousand, with thousands more injured.
Bishop Ivan Abrahams, General Secretary of the World Methodist Council, offered heartfelt
condolences to the bereaved families and solidarity with the people of Morocco. “I am
deeply saddened, and my heart goes out to all affected by this catastrophic event.”
Abrahams thanked those on the frontline of humanitarian response and called on the
Methodist people to pray for all killed, injured, and affected by the disaster. We pledge to
support those who have lost their homes and livelihoods.
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in times of trouble.” (Psalm 46:1)