Bishop TD Jakes, pastor of The Potter’s House, Dallas, Texas said that “Nobody’s safe anywhere, anytime,” when he told his congregation on Sunday about the recent 3-day terrorist attacks on a mall in Nairobi, Kenya.
According to official Red Cross numbers, at least 62 people have been killed by the Al-Shabaab terrorist group, who operate out of Somalia. The terrorists took control of the four-story Westgate shopping center on Saturday.
Kenyan security forces have since taken full control of the mall from the hands of the terrorists, according to CNN. If there are any hostages left, their numbers would be “very, very minimal,” according to Joseph Ole Lenku, Kenya’s Interior Minister.
Reportedly, 10 to 15 gunmen started going from store to store, in the mall, shooting those who were not Muslims but allowed those who claimed to be Muslim to go free.
According to the State Department, five Americans were among the 175 reported people to have been injured during this terrorist attack.
Jakes asked his congregation to pray for those in Nairobi because it was a place where their church had been, served, had church services and numerous sons in the faith. He added that they needed God to heal the land.
Referencing the 12 people who were k!lled and 8 injured by Aaron Alexis inside the heavily secured building at the Washington, D.C. Navy Yard last Monday, Jakes went on to say that people are being shot and k!lled everywhere.
Jakes continued to say “You don’t know from day to day. You go in the grocery store, you don’t know if you’re gonna get out. Nobody’s safe anywhere, anytime. Thank God for Jesus who protects us and covers every last one of us.”
Jakes concluded his talk by telling his congregation that they need to be really “prayerful, watchful and responsible Christians.” He added that this was not the time to move away from God or give up on your hope or joy and they should increase their faith in the “Prince of Peace.”