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7-20-12 Statement re Colorado Movie Theater Shooting
From the Rocky Mountain Conference and North American Division
The news of the senseless tragedy at the Aurora, Colo. theater is on everyone's mind. At this point, we are not aware of any connection with Seventh-day Adventist members who may have been affected. Among the several hospitals that have attended to the wounded, Parker Adventist Hospital has had the opportunity to treat and release two victims with minor injuries, according to hospital officials.
Rocky Mountain Conference president, Gary Thurber stated, "Our hearts go out to all those affected by the theater shooting. The victims and their families will remain in our thoughts and prayers."
Elder Dan Jackson, president of the North American Division also shared: "As caring Seventh-day Adventist Christians we need to lift up the bereaved and the suffering and appeal to God for the survival of those who are presently struggling to stay alive. Oh that Jesus would come soon."