Overheard
October - November 2005
October 1, 2005

"It is with utmost grief and unspeakable shock that we in India read about the waves of Katrina that have left thousands of our dear American brothers and sisters either dead or devastated and rendered homeless."

Pauline Sathiamurthy, General Secretary, Church of South India

"Images of the destruction from Hurricane Katrina carried by the media here are absolutely unbelievable. … We stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in the U.S. through our prayers and words of support."

Nabil S. Abadir, director general, Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services in Egypt

"Our heart sank upon hearing the news of hurricane disaster in your country. We would like to express our deepest sympathy to those who suffer."

Tokiko Hagiwara, the National Federation of Kyodan Women in Japan

"In the presence of so much pain, we [in El Salvador] are very sad, and we recognize that faith and appealing to God in the most difficult times is a fortune. We are in constant prayer with the love of God and spiritually we accompany you."

Medardo E. Gómez, Bishop, Iglesia Luterana Salvadoreña, President, Comunión de Iglesias Luteranas en Centro América

"We are shocked to realize that it has been so difficult for the relief efforts to reach victims, especially the poor and the disadvantaged groups."

Qiu Zhonghui, General Secretary, Amity Foundation, China 

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