At least 17 students at Northern Illinois University were injured in a shooting at the University this afternoon. For those of you who may remember that my daughter is a student at Northern Illinois University, I want to quickly let you know that she has contacted us and she is fine! We are running out right now to pick her up and bring her home.
We would thank you for your prayers for Darcy and her fellow students as they deal with the emotional fallout of experiencing a situation like this. Please pray that in the days to come, that Darcy and others on campus who know and love the Lord would have opportunity to share the hope and peace that Christ can give.
Thanks again for your prayers.
Update: Darcy is home safe and sound. At least 5 students were killed this afternoon. A close friend has an office on campus very near where the shooting occurred. Two gunshot victims stumbled into her office as the shooting was taking place. She is quite distressed as you can imagine. Pray for her.
Darcy is in the process of trying to check on the well-being of her friends. It appears that she did not know anyone who was injured or killed. Her church (Harvest Bible Chapel) in DeKalb is hosting a prayer meeting tonight that is being covered by many news agencies, including the Chicago Tribune. We are praying that the Lord’s name would be lifted up and magnified in the midst of this horrible tradegy. Please continue to pray for everyone who has been affected. Darcy is already dreading going back to campus.