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Where is God When it Hurts

"Where is God when it Hurts?" author Philip Yancy is coming to Walnut Hill Church, Fri. Dec. 28 and Sat. Dec. 29. to speak about the horrible tragedy in Newtown.

Clive Calver is the amazing pastor of Walnut Hill Church, 156 Walnut Hill Road in Bethel, between the Big Y and Blue Jay Orchards.  For years, Clive was head of World Relief, a global disaster response team with 20,000 employees.  Clive has directed the response to over 40 Katrina-like disasters around the world.  Clive lives in Newtown and personally knows many of the affected families.  He said that despite years and years of dealing with all the horrible disasters/tsunamis/earthquakes/wars/famines/massacres, etc., that it had barely prepared him for the Sandy Hook disaster.

So Clive called his friend Philip Yancy to come and speak.  Philip is the author of "Where is God when it Hurts ?" and 14 other books (15 million copies in 35 languages).  When the disasters hit Columbine, Virginia Tech, Mumbai and Sarajevo......Mr. Yancy was called to come and speak and offer guidance and healing and comfort, to help work through answers toward healing.

Mr. Yancy usually recieves $ 15,000 a night but is coming for free.  United Airlines is flying Mr. Yancy and his wife Janet, a hospice chaplain, for free.  Mr. Yancy is not a pastor, he is a writer.  He is not preaching but talking and taking questions.

Mr. and Mrs. Yancy will be at Walnut Hill Church Friday, Dec. 28 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 29 at 5:00 p.m. (with childcare).  The talk is free and open to the public.  All are welcome, no reservations needed.

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Steven DeVaux December 24, 2012 at 01:18 PM
How wonderfully unselfish and kind of them Robin!
Donna Evans Wright December 24, 2012 at 05:28 PM
Thanks Robin for posting this. Merry Christmas.

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