We received this email last night. I thought I’d pass it on. It hit me pretty hard getting this news literally 30 minutes after our discussion about what true Discipleship costs.
It is with a heavy heart that I write to you about a terrible loss to the World Vision family. Six staff members were killed in a brutal and senseless attack on our offices in the Mansehra District of Pakistan. Additionally, eight employees are hospitalized with injuries after the unprovoked assault by gunmen. Four of the staff have been released from the hospital. Our work in Pakistan is conducted by local citizens.
We remember those staff who died as dedicated workers seeking to improve the lives of people affected by poverty and disasters. World Vision has temporarily suspended our operations in Pakistan, but we remain committed to helping children, families, and communities in this country.
As World Vision mourns our colleagues, we ask you to join us in praying for the families of our staff members and the people they serve in Pakistan as well as our staff all over the world.
President, World Vision U.S.