The woman who survived the Sri Lanka bombings during Easter in 2019 has become an Easter bride this year!
Sri Lanka Bombings
On Easter of 2019, Rebekah was at the Zion Church in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka with her family for a Sunday worship service. They never knew that that day will change their lives forever. While every Christians are celebrating the Lord’s resurrection, bombs are blasted at different churches and hotels.
The first six explosions were done by Islamist suicide bombers. Three churches and three luxury hotels were attacked. The bombings killed around 270 people and wounded over 500 individuals. Rebekah was among those who survived the ordeal, however, she was left with intense burns and injuries.
She lost her older sister, brother-in-law, and nephew during those attacks. Rebekah spent weeks in the intensive care unit and had undergone multiple surgeries to save her life. Despite her injuries and being unable to move her left-hand fingers, she still managed to take care of her orphaned niece and nephew. One of them even lost her eyesight during the bombings.
Throughout the months and years after the incident, Rebekah managed to get back up on her feet again. She was able to heal from the pain and trauma of the incident through her faith in God.
“I know God does everything for our good. I have so much peace in my heart,” she said in an interview with Open Doors in 2021.
This year, just days before Easter, Rebekah married a pastor’s son. The ceremony took place in Jaffna celebrated with their families and friends. She met Kaushik last year on social media after she released a music video for her song. The young guy sent her a friend request after watching the video and that started a life-long love between the two.
“My husband is very supportive emotionally,” Rebekah said. “Even with all the pain we’ve been through, he and his family have accepted us with all of that. He is very kind to my niece and nephew, Debbie and Rufus, as well, and they love him too.”
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Reference: Christian Today
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