Asbury Theological Seminary mourns the tragic deaths of 26 people in Sutherland Springs, Texas, as well as the many who were wounded. We offer our sincere prayers for the families and loved ones of those affected by this horrific tragedy. The tragic targets of shootings in recent years include musical events, malls, theaters, bars, homes, colleges, the workplace, Bible studies and church services. No part of our society has been untouched by the escalating violence. We call Asbury Seminary and our alumni to pray not only for God’s comfort and grace in this time, but also for the bold witness of the gospel to “sow for a great awakening” in our country that would turn the hearts of our people from violence and fear, to peace and hope.