(CP) – Just minutes after expressing their willingness to die for Christ, half the children from one Sunday School class at Zion Church in Batticaloa were reportedly killed in the Easter Sunday suicide bomb attacks in Sri Lanka. “Today was an Easter Sunday school at the church and we asked the children how many of you willing to die for Christ? Everyone raised their hands,” Caroline Mahendran, a Sunday

School teacher at the church, said, according to Israeli public figure Hananya Naftali. “Minutes later, they came down to the main service and the blast happened. Half of the children died on the spot.” The report comes as the death toll from the bomb attacks on several churches and luxury hotels in the island nation, where Christians make up less than 10 percent of the 20 million population, rose to nearly 300 Monday with at least 500 wounded. READ MORE

The Christian Post is the nation’s most comprehensive Christian news website and was launched in March 2004, incorporated with the vision of delivering up-to-date news, information, and commentaries relevant to Christians across denominational lines.