On December 9th, 2007 two staff members here at YWAM Denver were killed and two others injured from gunshots fired by a former student, who had returned to YWAM Denver and asked to stay the night. After being told that wasn't possible, he took out a gun and began shooting people. Tiffany Johnson and Phil Crouse were those who died from their injuries.
Today we celebrate the lives of Tiffany and Phil, and mourn their deaths. Though I never met either of them, I remember hearing about it when it happened. And having been here in the Spring, I was aware of it, and have many friends here that were close friends with them.
Here is the memorial video for Phil, and here's Tiffany's.
We also remember and grieve the loss of Matthew Murray's life, the shooter who fled from here after the shooting, and the next day went to New Life Church in Colorado Springs and killed several people, injured several more, and than took his own life. Matthew grew up in a Christian home, and his parents have continued to be supportive of YWAM Denver.
"If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together." 1 Corinthians 12:26