Chaplains Offer Christ’s Comfort to Brokenhearted Students, Parents in Michigan

By   •   December 4, 2021

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The community of Oxford, Michigan, is grieving the loss of four young lives, after a 15-year-old student opened fire at Oxford High School on November 30.
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Six crisis-trained chaplains with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team ministered in the town, offering Christ’s comfort through prayer, listening ears and a shoulder to cry on.
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“As we respond to natural and man-made disasters around the world, none are more heartbreaking than school shootings,” said Josh Holland, assistant director of the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team.
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Community members honored the young lives lost through candlelit vigils and memorials—like this one outside Oxford High School where the tragedy took place.
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A Billy Graham chaplain adds to the growing collection of gifts, notes and momentos.
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Roses honor the four teenagers who died: Tate Myre (16-years-old), Madisyn Baldwin (17-years-old), Hana St. Juliana (14-years-old) and Justin Shilling (17-years-old).
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Each student had passions and dreams, which were cut short by this heartbreaking tragedy.
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Chaplains helped students process this inexplicable tragedy, as they grapple with the abrupt deaths of teammates, study partners and friends.
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The community of Oxford, Michigan, has rallied together to support each other during this difficult time.
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God promises to be near to the brokenhearted (Psalm 34:18), and Billy Graham chaplains are a tangible reminder of the Father’s presence.
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Please pray this community senses God's presence and love.