“We just learned of the tragic car accident in South Africa that took the lives of three A Rocha leaders. We are very saddened at their untimely passing and are praying for their families, friends and coworkers at A Rocha. May God’s peace that transcends all understanding be with them at this difficult time, and may A Rocha honor their legacy by continuing their important work in caring for God’s creation,” said Bp Efraim Tendero, Secretary General of the World Evangelical Alliance.
Below is the preliminary press statement from A Rocha International:
Press statement: A Rocha International staff in fatal accident in South Africa
On Monday 28th October Peter and Miranda Harris, co-founders of A Rocha, and Chris Naylor, A Rocha International CEO, together with his wife Susanna, were involved in an horrific car accident in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Miranda, Chris and Susanna did not survive. Peter and the driver of the car are being treated at a local hospital and are in a stable condition. We await further news on their progress.
Above all, their families and friends are held in our prayers.
We know that this comes as a profound shock to everyone in the A Rocha Family and others all around the world. A more detailed announcement will be made in due course.
It would be hard to count the number of people around the world who count Peter and Miranda as well as Chris and Susanna as close friends and even as family, and it would be impossible to measure our collective grief today. Yes, we know they are with Jesus, but still we weep.
Thank you for your prayers on behalf of the Harris and Naylor families (children and grandchildren) as well as the A Rocha family scattered across 20 countries.