Sunday, July 27, 2008

Prayer Request

My prayers go out to the members of the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee. This fellowship, was touched by violence when when a gunman opened fire during their 10:15 a.m. service today. Unfortunately, at least eight of their members were wounded--one of which has already died. Five remain in critical condition, while one is in serious condition, and another was treated & released (PRAISE GOD!!) It is a tragic and heartbreaking story.

Regardless of what you or I may believe of their theology, this church has endured a horribly traumatic event. We must band together in prayer for those members still in critical condition, as well as, all the children and members who witnessed this. I can't imagine the impact this could have on all the children, as this occurred during a play that 25 kids were performing at the front of the sanctuary.

Please remember the members of this congregation in your prayers today.

For more updates, please visit:
http://www.wbir.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=61322&catid=2

What has this world become? Thank you Jesus that I have a home with you!

2 comments:

Mike & Audra said...

Super, super sad. Those victims, their families and other parishioners are in my prayers. May the Lord comfort them.

Jon and Melissa said...

I jsut heard. My heart is so sad for those kids who had to witness that.