Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Campus Crusade at Virginia Tech

Campus Crusade at Virginia Tech

The shootings that took place on the campus of Virginia Tech are throughout the news. Campus Crusade for Christ has a staff team that ministers on that campus. Keynote has had a band play just outside the dorm where the initial shooting happened.

Here are some excerpts from information from Dave Broadwell, on behalf of the Virginia Tech Campus Crusade staff team:

All of our staff members are OK. We were together for our Monday morning staff meeting when the shootings happened.

We had a prayer meeting Monday night for our students and the students of some other organizations. Most students are shocked and numb at this point, not sure what to think and feel. I feel the same way.

We know of at least 2 of our students who are not accounted for at this point, as well as 1 who was killed who had come to our meetings.

All of this information is coming through the network of students, as no names have been officially released yet (until after the families are notified--most likely Tuesday). I think that is the hardest part--the waiting--not really knowing who has been touched by this tragedy.

Our staff team is spending the day in the Cru office Tuesday--making ourselves available to pray with and/or counsel students.

We will take a break to attend the university-wide convocation at 2 p.m. where the Virginia governor is slated to speak.

We are gathering at noon on Wednesday to pray with other Christian groups on the drillfield--a very central place on campus.

Please pray that amidst it all that the Lord would be glorified, families would be comforted and students would grieve appropriately. I have a feeling no one is going to know how to move on from here.

{Excerpts courtesy of the Campus Crusade Staff Web}

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