After the Massacre, a Las Vegas Church Seizes the Chance to Serve

Religion News Service’s Yonat Shimron reports on a Las Vegas church’s response to Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas. Hope Church, a multi-ethnic congregation associated with the Southern Baptist Convention, mobilized pastors and congregants on Monday morning, urging them to donate blood and provide emotional support to victims. Vance Pitman, the church’s founder and senior pastor, said, “Scripture says God is a refuge and strength, a very present help in time of trouble (Psalm 46:1). We think this is an opportunity for people to run to the Lord and to find shelter and peace and comfort and strength in Him.”

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