On behalf of the elders and the congregation, Thomas Kleinert and Martha Bishop sent a letter today to Burnette Chapel Church of Christ. Thank you for your prayers.
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
Amid the shock and pain caused by the violent attack on your congregation last Sunday, we are praying for you. Our hearts are broken as are yours, and we ask for God’s abundant grace to bring comfort and healing to all, especially the victims and their families.
We remember Melanie Smith and all who love her, especially her children. We remember your minister, Joey Spann and his wife, Peggy, and pray for their recovery. We remember Linda Bush, Donald William, Marlene Jenkins, Catherine Dickerson, and the brave Caleb Engle, praying that the Lord may heal them in body and soul, so that all of you together may continue your witness and ministry.
“See that none of you repays evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to all,” the Apostle Paul wrote in 1 Thessalonians 5:15. May God grant us strength to proclaim his mercy and love amid the hatred and violence of these days.