I’m sure most of you have heard the news by now. An unknown gunman went on a shooting rampage on the campus of Virginia Tech this morning at 7:15am. 32 people were killed by the gunman, who is now dead. Not much information has been released regarding the particulars of this atrocious event. For up-to-date information, go to: http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/04/16/vtech.shooting/index.html.

Let’s be sure to pray for the following list of on-campus Bible studies. Most of these ministries are hosting prayer nights tonight for students and the VT community. Pray for their own comfort and for steadfast trust in our great God during this trial. Also, pray that God will give them wisdom and strength as they love, care for, and talk with countless students regarding what has happened. These student bible fellowships will probably have the most interaction and connection with the thousands of students who will be wondering how such a wicked thing could happen. Let’s pray that the Gospel goes out to soft and open hearts and sinks in deep.

Pray also for the numerous churches in the area…that they will know how to best care for the Blacksburg community and that they will have opportunity to both speak and live the Gospel in a loving and winsome way in the midst of a chaotic situation.

Here’s the list of many of the on-campus ministries:

Reformed University Fellowship at Virginia Tech

Campus Crusade for Christ at VT

Canterbury (Episcopal) Fellowship

Baptist Collegiate Ministries at Virginia Tech

Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship

Christ’s Church at Virginia Tech

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

Lutheran Student Movement

The Navigators

New Life Campus Fellowship

Presbyterian Campus Ministry at VT

Wesley Foundation at Virginia Tech

Also…the Desiring God blog has re-posted some thoughts from John Piper (originally written in response to Columbine) on how to minister to those who are suffering: What to Say About Virginia Tech