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Sunday, December 09, 2007

Praying for YWAM Denver

Many of you may have heard about the terrible shooting at the Youth With A Mission (YWAM) base in Denver, CO. This is close to our heart. Melissa and I trace our roots back to YWAM. Much of who we are and what we due was infuenced by our lives at YWAM.

As an update, we recieved a message from Peter Warren, the Denver Base Director:

Dear friends of YWAM Denver,

Linda and I just returned from the hospital at 6am. Along with a number of
our staff and students we were awaiting news of our four staff who were
shot last night. It's with a heavy heart I need to tell you we just lost
two of them. Tiffany Johnson and Phil Crouse passed away in surgery in the
early hours of this morning, Sunday December 9th. They were wonderful
young YWAMers in their early twenties. Dan Griebenow is in critical but
stable condition with a bullet still lodged in his neck and Chuck Blanch
has two bullet wounds in his legs but will be fine.
Thanks for praying for us. Our whole community has been uprooted as the
base in Arvada has been declared a crime scene and no one can return to
their beds during the investigation. We've relocated everyone up to our
mountain campus, Eagle Rock, for however long this takes.
Please lift up the family and loved ones of those who were lost in prayer.
We're so grateful for the worldwide YWAM family that is reaching out to us
during this difficult time.

Your brother in Christ,

Please join with us in praying for the YWAM Denver vicitms, staff and leadership - as well as the YWAM commuitty throughout the world.

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