Signs of faith and promise of tomorrow at SPU

Signs of faith and promise of tomorrow at SPU

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Signs of faith and promise of tomorrow at SPU

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by JESSE JONES / KING 5

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KING5.com

Posted on June 6, 2014 at 7:13 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 6 at 11:17 PM

The shooting at Seattle Pacific University has the student body and community leaning on each other. Jesse Jones spent the day on campus and in the neighborhood listening to their stories of faith.

It's quiet on Seattle Pacific University's Campus but the signs of faith and the promise of tomorrow are everywhere.

“How do you move on?  How do you do that respectfully?  How do you now move on in one day?” asked Isaac Gundersen, SPU student body president. 

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It’s been less than a day since a gunman shot three SPU students, killing one. Gundersen’s focus is on his beliefs and his God.

“Everything is going to take time.  This is a time for the community to come together support one another,” said Gundersen.

People like Abbi Rodes gathered at the campus’ central point.  They’re here to offer support, love and encouragement. 

“Yes of course we believe we can bring change so why wouldn't we be here,” said Rodes.

Rosanne Green lives just up the hill from SPU. Her heart aches for the victims, because of her past.

“I had a brother at Boise State (who) worked at a 7-11, was held up and shot when he was working in the store.  Yeah he was just a sophomore in college.  It brings it all back, it does,” recalled Green.

For Green and other, there is faith and there is hope.

“It's ok to talk about it.  It's ok to be sad.  It's ok to ask for help for the parts you can't get your head around,” said Green.

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