Statement from the Conference President on the Recent Shooting at the Oregon Community College – One of the Victims was a Member of the SDA Church
On last week, yet another senseless shooting erupted on yet another college campus. Again-multiple lives were needlessly taken.
We are saddened any time these things happen. This time it hit closer to home. One of our own members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church was among those whose lives were lost-Sarena Moore, a member of the Oregon Conference.
We express our condolences to her family, President Al Reimche, and the workers and constituents of the Oregon Conference.
I have included a statement from our North American Division President, Elder Daniel R. Jackson. We share his sentiments.
We continue to pray for and work towards the day when these types of tragedies are forever a part of the past. In the interim, we pray that the Lord will teach us “to number our days” and to not take for granted a single day of life that the Lord gives.
Blessings on You and Yours,
Elder D.C. Edmond
President – South Central Conference
Statement from Elder Daniel Jackson, North American Division president:
“The Seventh-day Adventist Church in North America is heartbroken that once again a gunman has taken nine precious lives in a mass school shooting. We extend our deepest condolences and prayers to the families of the nine people killed, the many wounded, and the students, faculty and staff of Umpqua Community College. We also pray for the community of Roseburg and the heartache they are experiencing as a result of this tragedy.
“It is difficult to believe that a great nation like the United States must once again mourn the loss of God’s children whose lives have been senselessly taken at the hands of a mass shooting. Surely, this nation, that has become a beacon of hope and opportunity for scores of people, can be a […]