Davao City, Southern Philippines:  An explosion Friday Night, September 2nd, at the Roxas Night Market, Davao City, Southern Philippines, has resulted in a reported 15 fatalities and as many as 70 injured.

Davao City, Southern Philippines

Davao City, Southern Philippines

 

Various news agencies are reporting on those who might be responsible for this blast.

The Philippine Micronesia Field Strategy Coordinator, Rev. Stephen Gualberto, sent in the following report:


“I have been in conference with the District Superintendent of Mindanao East District, Rev. Nicholas Cacho. He lives in Davao City and is also pastoring one of the four Nazarene churches in Davao City. He reported that no Nazarenes were injured in the bombing.

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A group of young people from his church were planning to be at the market (site of the bombing) that evening to eat. But when they were about to go, one of the young people got sick and so the whole group cancelled the plan.

Another group of young adults from the Manila area were vacationing in Davao City and had been at the market just hours prior to the bombing.

While we are recognizing God’s grace in protecting these youth and thanking Him for that protection, we are at the same time extremely saddened and are praying for the families of those who lost loved ones and for those who were injured.”


Prayer Focus:

Please join us in continuing to pray for the nation of the Philippines, and for the impact of the Church in serving as the tangible hands and feet of Christ.   Pray for those who lost family members, and for the healing and recovery of those who were injured.