‘ RELATIVES OF AIR ASIA CRASH SEEK STRENGTH IN PRAYER ONE WEEK AFTER DISASTER ‘

#AceworldNews – Update: SURABAYA:Jan.04: As relatives of those who died in the AirAsia crash sought strength in prayer Sunday, one week after the disaster killed all 162 on board, as rough weather again prevented searchers from reaching a large object on the ocean floor believed to be the plane’s fuselage.

' Prayers for Air Asia Victims '

‘ Prayers for Air Asia Victims ‘

Emotionally exhausted family members sang and cried at a tiny chapel in Surabaya, the city where Flight 8501 departed from Dec. 28.

The Rev. Philip Mantofa, who heads the congregation at Mawar Sharon Church – where more than a quarter of the victims were members – urged those gathered to find comfort in their faith. “If God has called your child, allow me to say this: Your child is not to be pitied,” Mantofa said, locking eyes with a grieving father seated in the front row.

“Your child is already in God’s arms. One day, your family will be reunited in heaven.”

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VIDEO: ‘ AIR ASIA FLIGHT CONFIRMED WRECKAGE AS RESCUE ATTEMPTS HAMPERED BY BAD WEATHER ‘

#AceWorldNews – INDONESIA:Dec.31: After an AirAsia jet with 162 people on board crashed Sunday morning while flying from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore on a scheduled two-hour flight. A number of people were thought to be found totalling 40 this was later confirmed as being incorrect:

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Bad weather hindered efforts to recover victims of AirAsia Flight 8501 on Wednesday, and sent wreckage drifting far from the crash site, as grieving relatives prayed for strength to endure their losses. “Help us, God, to move forward, even though we are surrounded by darkness,” the Rev. Philip Mantofa, whose church lost about 40 members in the disaster, told families gathered in a waiting room at the Surabaya airport AP reported.

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