A good friend of mine is a Campus Minister at the Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) of Oklahoma State University. This week they got an e-mail from Darrell Cook, a Campus Minister from Virginia Tech. I have posted Mr. Cook's letter below, so we can know better how to pray for them as they minister to college students during this horrific trial. Here's the letter...
We have been overwhelmed by the support and prayers of our campus ministry family around the nation. Thank you for the emails, calls, and prayers. We obviously can’t respond to them all right now, but know that they have been a huge encouragement. We are doing all we can here to help students walk through the first steps of grief. Here are some prayer requests…
- Pray for the students as names are released today and the reality of connections and relationships bring the grief to another level.
- Pray for the family of Brian, a grad student in our ministry who was killed yesterday. Pray for our alumni and students that were close to Brian as well.
- Praise for a gathering of 300 plus students here last night to pray and begin to walk through the grief process.
- Pray for wisdom for our staff (Laura, Mark, Leah, Susan) and student leaders in all the opportunities that will come through relationships on campus this week.
Again, thank you, thank you so much for all the prayers and encouragement.
BCM at Virginia Tech