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Stories shared in response to the October 1, 2015
tragedy at Umpqua Community College

Stories told in response to the October 1, 2015
tragedy at Umpqua Community College

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[Survivors] came to my neighbor’s for Thanksgiving and they managed to have a very nice day together. My prayers are with them and all those affected by this evil act. We just need to be prepared for whatever comes in life.

Whatever Comes in Life

[Survivors] came to my neighbor’s for Thanksgiving and they managed to have a very nice day together. My prayers are with them and all those affected by this evil act.

We just need to be prepared for whatever comes in life.

Whatever Comes in Life

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My grandson, after losing one of his close friends in a drowning accident in May was now experiencing the loss of another close friend in the senseless shooting at UCC. I am still angry, but as time passes I try to dwell on “what good might come from this tragedy.”

Proud of Our Community

My grandson, after losing one of his close friends in a drowning accident in May was now experiencing the loss of another close friend in the senseless shooting at UCC.

I am still angry, but as time passes I try to dwell on “what good might come from this tragedy.”

Proud of Our Community

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I was so blessed to see over 40 singers and dancers come to Jacoby Auditorium on Oct. 30th from Oahu Hawaii to share a message of true love and healing in Jesus’ name. AM-700 radio presented the promotion, UCC provided the venue and God showed his strength to a full house of people who genuinely care for their neighbors.

A Message of True Love and Healing

I was so blessed to see over 40 singers and dancers come to Jacoby Auditorium on Oct. 30th from Oahu Hawaii to share a message of true love and healing in Jesus’ name. AM-700 radio presented the promotion, UCC provided the venue and God showed his strength to a full house of people who genuinely care for their neighbors.

A Message of True Love and Healing

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I was scared to go to school the next day. I felt good about them making signs, bracelets, and shirts.

Signs, Bracelets, and Shirts

I was scared to go to school the next day. I felt good about them making signs, bracelets, and shirts.

Signs, Bracelets, and Shirts

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I am so proud of the local police and first responders…. they were amazing!!

Amazing First Responders

I am so proud of the local police and first responders…. they were amazing!!

Amazing First Responders

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I met and talked with a young man who had just fled the campus. He told me how that morning he, by chance, parked on the side of campus that was away from the shooting. We sat in awe as we watched the news and I left him with the question if he is aware that God had saved him from tragedy. With wide eyes he agreed.

God had Saved him from Tragedy

I met and talked with a young man who had just fled the campus. He told me how that morning he, by chance, parked on the side of campus that was away from the shooting. We sat in awe as we watched the news and I left him with the question if he is aware that God had saved him from tragedy. With wide eyes he agreed.

God had Saved him from Tragedy

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It was interesting to me, with our peripatetic culture, to learn the shooter’s former address was an apartment near where I lived on Arlington Street in Torrance. He had had problems with the mental health community and had been edged out of the normal flow. It was so sad and has taken work to get past the emotional impact.

Work to Get Past the Emotional Impact

It was interesting to me, with our peripatetic culture, to learn the shooter’s former address was an apartment near where I lived on Arlington Street in Torrance. He had had problems with the mental health community and had been edged out of the normal flow. It was so sad and has taken work to get past the emotional impact.

Work to Get Past the Emotional Impact

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A barrage of gunshots broke the peace in Snyder Hall at Umpqua Community College, tragically claiming the lives of nine people; eight aspiring students, and one respected instructor.

Sacred Story The Second Incarnation

A barrage of gunshots broke the peace in Snyder Hall at Umpqua Community College, tragically claiming the lives of nine people; eight aspiring students, and one respected instructor.

Sacred Story The Second Incarnation

Sacred Story The Second Incarnation

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