Virginia Tech minister asks for continued prayer

Baptist Press

BLACKSBURG, Va. – Three days after the shootings at Virginia Tech, a leader at the Baptist Collegiate Ministry on campus issued a call for continued prayer for those affected by the tragedy.

“The mood is very solemn on campus. It’s quieter,” Mark Appleton, associate BCM director at Virginia Tech and a Mission Service Corps missionary with the North American Mission Board, told Baptist Press April 19. “So many people have left just to get away from here, so it’s just a quieter atmosphere besides all the media folks.”

Appleton asked that people across the country keep up their prayer efforts even as the intense concern for the victims starts to subside.

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