"As Pastor Arun Kanti Chakma was quietly sleeping inside his church, attackers burst in and shot him six times, ending his life. The unidentified attackers escaped without a struggle.
"Arun Chakma, 40, pastor of a Presbyterian church in the Bangladeshi village of Tapitapara, Khagrachari, a district in Chittagong, Southeast Bangladesh, was murdered around 12 a.m. on Saturday, July 13. He is survived by his wife Shupta (35) and their only daughter, thirteen-year-old Gayetree. "
as Shupta and Gayetree mourn the loss of Arun, husband and father, we pray that You would comfort their hearts and encourage their souls. Provide for them in the loss of the leader of their home. We pray also for the some 30 Christian families, left now without a shepherd. Raise up godly teachers and leaders to pastor this flock, Your church in Khagrachari. We join Bengali Christians in praying for peace to rule in Bangladesh in the upcoming elections and beyond. In the name of Jesus who protects and sustains us in times of trouble,