Tag: tragedy

Nigeria church collapse survivors full of thanks to God

Originally published in Christian Today They were dancing and singing praises to the Lord when death came crashing down. Hundreds of worshippers were inside Reigners Bible Church International in Uyo, Nigeria on Saturday when metal girders buckled and, together with the corrugated tin roof, crashed onto them, killing at least […]

TB Joshua tragedy and our compassion

[notice]A fortnightly column on marriage, family and relationships.[/notice] “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.”—Isaiah 54:17. […]

Zuma: 67 South Africans dead in Nigeria church collapse

Originally published in Mail & Guardian Sixty-seven South Africans have been killed in a building collapse that occurred at the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) in Nigeria,  President Jacob Zuma said in a statement on Tuesday. Scores more sustained injuries when the multi-storey guesthouse belonging to the church collapsed on […]

When trauma strikes

[notice]A fortnightly column on marriage, family and relationships.[/notice] Traumatic experiences happen to all of us. It is not a question of if they happen it is a matter of when. All of us will lose a loved one; will experience some failure and disappointment. When it seems that life is […]