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O-so-so, o-so-so, pyong hwa ui imgum,
Uriga hanmom iruge haso-so
 Come now, O God of peace, we are your people,
Pour out your Spirit, that we be one body.
(VU34 “O-So-So” Words: Geonyong Lee. English translation: Marion Pope)
“Are not the sparrows sold for pennies? Yet, not a single sparrow falls to the ground without your Abba God’s knowledge. As for you, every hair on your head has been counted. So don’t be afraid of anything – you are worth more than an entire flock of sparrows.” Matt. 10:29-31
Shining Waters Regional Council was deeply impacted by the recent shooting deaths of six Asian women in Atlanta, Georgia. We condemn racialized misogynistic violence and we pray for the families and the communities of those killed. We also pray for the safety of Asians in North America and globally who have experienced and reported anti-Asian racism, violence, and aggression since the start of the pandemic. We pray for many more who have not reported their experiences of targeted hate incidents and hate crimes.