Published on October 2, 2017
New Orleans, LA.
The Greater Bibleway Church International Crisis Response Team has deployed pastors, missionaries and church leaders to Las Vegas following last nights horrific mass
shooting on the Las Vegas Strip. The attack, which took place at a country music festival near the Mandalay Bay resort and Casino, is now the deadliest mass shooting in American History in our modern time.
Bishop Toris T. Young issues a statement last night saying that "We mourn for the families that lost loved ones, especially in such an evil and violent manner. We grieve with the survivors who etched in the minds of those who were present," (GBCI) international director was directed by Bishop Young and the governing board to arrive in Vegas and to talk with and pray with the hurting, offering the hope and comfort of Jesus Christ in these dark days. Lisa Prout general secretary of Greater Bibleway Church International, posted to the her facebook page: "This morning we awoke to the tragic news that at least 50 people were killed and over 200 wounded last night in a mass shooting at a Las Vegas outdoor concert. Please Bishop Toris T. Young and the Greater Bibleway Church International in prayer for the families of those killed and for all the injured." An initial group of faith leaders will arrive today and tomorrow to minister at the hospitals, schools, homes and memorial sites. Additional teams will be on standby to respond as warranted.
The Greater Bibleway Church International Crisis Response Team has a long history of offering hope and comfort following shootings and terror attacks both domestically and internationally. Thus far in 2017, the ministry has dispatched Pastor, Elders, Missionaries and other church leaders in response to terror attacks in Quebec, Canada; London, England (March and June); Manchester, England; and Barcelona, Spain. In 2016, the Greater Bibleway Church International crisis Response Team brought hope following terror attacks in Belgium, France and Germany (Munich in July and Berlin in December).
In June of 2016, 55 crisis trained elders prayed with and comforted more than 2,650 mourners in Orlando, Fla., following the attack at the Pulse night club. The crisis team responded to mass shootings in San Bernardino, Calif., (2016); Umpqua Community College in Oregon (2016); Newtown, Conn., (2012); Aurora, Colo., (2012); Baton Rouge Louisiana, Northern Illinois University (2008) Southern University Baton Rouge Campus Shooting, Grambling State University Campus Shooting, and Virginia Tech University (2007), among others.
The Greater Bibleway Church International Crisis Response Team was developed by Bishop Toris T. Young and the Greater Bibleway Church International governing board of directors following the attacks of September 11, 2001. it has since grown into an international network of Pastors, Elders, Missionaries and other Church Leaders from around the world who are specifically trained to deal with crisis situations. They have been deployed to more that 670 disaster sites, including shootings, floods, hurricanes wildfires, tornadoes, fires, funerals and any and all other types of mass traumatic events.
Lisa Prout (281)515-9063