First Naples prays for 53 members in Israel

Reporter: Asha Patel Writer: Rachel Murphy
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Praying for Israel at First Naples Church (CREDIT: WINK News)

There was a moment of silence and prayer at First Naples for those suffering in Israel, as well as concern for fellow congregants who happened to be in the region when war broke out.

“We’ve got a group of people that are over there on an Israel tour,” said Andy Wells, First Naples’ communications pastor. “We just are thankful for their safety at this point.”

First Naples is waiting for the safe return of 53 of its members. The group had gone to visit Israel to tour some of the sites mentioned in the Bible and to connect with the Holy Land before the attacks from Hamas began Friday.

“They’ve actually had a chance to go out and still see some of the sights that they’d planned on seeing in the tour. But just being very cautious about what they do while they’re they’re listening to authorities and making sure that they’re staying safe,” said Wells.

53 members of First Naples Church in Israel (CREDIT: First Naples Church)

Wells said they are in close contact with the group. They are safe and staying strong.

As attacks continued overnight, First Naples decided to have a five-minute prayer at the end of each of their services on Sunday morning, uniting the community from these tragedies.

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