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vtech8.jpgWILMORE, KY—Shortly after the tragedy at Virginia Tech, Asbury College students created a banner and hung it in Johnson Cafeteria for students and the campus community to sign. Throughout the day on Tuesday and Wednesday, students wrote prayers and messages to the Virginia Tech community.

vtech2.jpg“We want to express our profound sympathy to the Virginia Tech community,” said Dr. Mark Troyer, vice president for student development. “Our students, faculty and staff have been in prayer for the families and friends of those impacted by this tragedy. We extend our support and encouragement to the victims’ families, friends, classmates and professors during their time of grief and mourning. We pray God’s blessings upon Virginia Tech and its students.”

vtech1.jpgDuring Wednesday chapel services, the campus community joined in prayer for the families and friends of the Virginia Tech victims. On Wednesday evening, students continued to pray for Virginia Tech families as part of a regularly scheduled celebration of prayer. The banner was sent to Virginia Tech on Thursday and will be posted in the residence where the first shooting took place. On Friday and Saturday, Asbury College and Asbury Theological Seminary will host a 24-hour prayer vigil.