Christians Promise Virginia Tech “We will give you whatever you need,”
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - “We will give you whatever you need,” promised the Scripture ministry, International Bible Society-Send The Light.
Partnering with Virginia Tech campus groups, IBS-STL has offered all the Scripture resources at its disposal to help victims, families, and the community through the process of grief and healing.
John Uffelmann, a Virginia Tech alumni and resident of Colorado Springs, will load his personal van on Friday with IBS-STL Scripture resources to personally deliver them to those ministering on campus. “We’re reaching out to others in love,” he said.
“This kind of tragedy has long-term effects,” says Sues Hyde, one of IBS-STL Directors of Outreach. “In the midst of crisis, many people face a spiritual crisis as well, and we address this in our resources to help people through the grieving process, and ultimately to a place of forgiveness so emotional and spiritual healing can take place.”
IBS-STL is providing 1,600 copies of its 30-day devotional When Your Whole World Changes, a step-by-step series of Scriptures and prompts to help people process through stages of trauma. Other booklets Uffelmann will deliver in the thousands are Deeper Still to help hurting people through the grieving process, Where the River Flows to address issues of forgiveness, and Beside Quiet Waters to provide comfort during times of anxiety. Finding God NIV New Testaments will also make this trip to Virginia Tech.
“Whenever disaster strikes, Christians come together to help those hurting to rebuild their lives,” says Rich Blanco, Director of IBS-STL Outreach. “We ask the question, what can we do? And we bridge to people in their time of need. For IBS-STL, this means giving Christian organizations on the ground the supplies of Scripture resources they need to carry out ministry.”
Looking to the days ahead, David Passman, IBS-STL U.S. President, comments, “We pray for the families and friends grieving this tragic event. They have our prayers, they have our support, and they have our hearts. May the comfort of Christ carry them through this very difficult time.”
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