AirAsia Crash Kills 41 Members of an Indonesian Church | TGC | The Gospel Coalition

Joe Carter

Joe Carter

One of the largest church networks in Indonesia, Mawar Sharon Church, lost 46 Members in the recent crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501.

On December 28, Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501 was traveling from Surabaya, Indonesia, to the island country of Singapore when it encountered inclement weather and crashed into Karimata Strait. On board were 137 adult passengers, 18 children (including one infant), two pilots, and five crewmembers. All are believed to have perished in the crash. After nearly a week of searching, only 30 bodies have been found.

Indonesia is the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation, and only seven percent of the population is Christian. Yet almost one-third of the victims in the crash were Indonesian Christians Continue reading →

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