Indonesia Tsunami: Sombre Christmas Eve at church near disaster site

Pastor Markus Taekz of the Rahmat Carita church is relieved none of its 220-strong congregation suffered injuries in the tsunami.
Pastor Markus Taekz of the Rahmat Carita church is relieved none of its 220-strong congregation suffered injuries in the tsunami.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

Members of the Rahmat Carita church, located near a stretch of beach where the tsunami struck last Saturday, could perhaps count their blessings this Christmas.

None of the 220 members of the congregation sustained injuries in the deadly tsunami, said the church caretaker, Pastor Markus Taekz.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 25, 2018, with the headline 'Sombre Christmas Eve at church near disaster site'. Print Edition | Subscribe