You are probably aware by now of the "religious shooting" incident in Colorado (if not, click here for an updated story). A gunman shot two people at a YWAM training center in Denver and then 12 hours later opened fire at a church on a Sunday morning. A lot has been made of the story and why he did it. I'm not going to spend any time talking about him or his story - I'm sure you can find it all over the internet. I want you instead to watch this video of a press conference with Jeanne Assam, the volunteer security guard who is credited with taking down the gunman (police are now saying that he may have actually died by a self-afflicted gun wound). Thanks to her quick thinking, she saved the lives of potentially hundreds of church goers (the gunman had 1000 rounds with him).
Please remember the families of those who were killed today. My sister is currently on a YWAM base overseas and sat under the teaching of Peter Warren, the base leader in Denver. Please keep he, his staff, and the students there in your prayers as well. For most of us, life will continue to roll on as usual this time of year. But for some families in Denver and Colorado Springs, their worlds have been rocked severely and they are in need of our prayers.