December 26, 2012

34 CN: After School Shooting, Adventist Leaders Offer Condolences

After School Shooting, Adventist
Leaders Offer Condolences

Jackson offer messages of sympathy, hope (Posted December 17, 2012)


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White balloons decorate the sign for the Sandy Hook Elementary School, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, in Newtown, Conn. A gunman killed his mother at their home and later walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School one day earlier and opened fire, killing 26 people, including 20 children. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

 General Conference president Ted N. C. Wilson, writing from Germany, where he was traveling on official business, said "The tragic killing of young children and others in Connecticut fills us with great sympathy and enormous sadness.”
“On behalf of the world family of Seventh-day Adventists, we share our profound sympathy and condolences with the families who suffer such terrible loss,” Wilson added. “We are praying for the parents, students, teachers, and the rest of the affected community.”
Dan Jackson, president of the North American Division, whose territory includes Connecticut, said, “Our hearts ache over yet another senseless shooting within the past few weeks. We pray that God's Spirit will break through the ghastly shadow of death to bring comfort and support to those who are grieving and broken.”

To read "Why?," a commentary by associate editor Lael Caesar, click here.