Taiwan Statement

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On behalf of the World Methodist Council, General Secretary Ivan Abrahams offers prayers and condolences to the people of Taiwan and their loved ones following the severe earthquake there on 3 April 2024. He calls on all people, and especially the Methodist family, to remember those affected by this 7.2 magnitude earthquake.

Death and destruction are widespread on the Islan, but the severest destruction was near Hualien, which was closest to the center. Following the earthquake, Taiwan has experienced more than 100 aftershocks.

Prayers for comfort for the injured and bereaved will continue as well as calls for assistance to those needing help with places to stay, reconstruction, and day-to-day supplies. 

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though the waters roar and foam, and the mountains quake with their surging. Psalm 46:1-3 (NIV)