Provo MTC. Photo Credit: Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
Following reports on the Provo MTC shooting, members of the church have reacted to the incident that occurred at 2:28 am on Monday, August 3, 2020.
According to the Provo Police Department, a driver with a white SUV shot multiple rounds at the MTC security booth. Luckily, no one was hurt in the shooting. In a statement released by the Church, Eric Hawkins the church spokesman said; “We are grateful that the shooting this morning at the Provo Missionary Training Center did not result in physical injury.“
Reasons behind the shooting have not been established as police are in search of the perpetrator of the incident.
Below are some reactions on Twitter:
Below are some reactions and comments on Church News Facebook page:
Maria Valdes This is getting too scary! We have to stay anchored to the Gospel! We need to remember that we were chosen for these times because we would be able to withstand the evil around us as long as we stay anchored to the Gospel and keep his commandments and stay true to our covenants!!!!! We need to pray fervently and help gather Israel even if we must do it remotely! Gather our children and families who are not members! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Sharlene Ewell please 🙏 protect our wonderful missionaries 💗.
Michael Alejandro Manzur “The standard of truth has been erected. No unhallowed hand can stop the work from progressing. Persecutions may rage, mobs may combine, armies may assemble and calumny may defame but the truth of God shall go forth boldly, nobly and independent till it has penetrated every continent visited every clime, swept every country and sounded in every ear. Till the purposes of God shall be accomplished and the great Jehovah shall say ‘the work is done.’
Mona Morris 😪 Sad times when evil present themselves to those who are preparing to serve as disciples. I am grateful for our Heavenly Father who protects His chosen ones. 🙏💖
Joseph H. Ellis I’d love to be a part of guarding the missionaries, Temples, whatever is being attacked. The Lord watches over His work, but doing some Captain Moroni action is sometimes needed.
Vera Degroot-Paul This is terrible.So thankful for their safety.
Betsy Legg Never ever heard of anything like this!!! Be strong Missionaries and your families!!! God’s work is going forth!!!
Sandra Haxton This should be a safe place for our Children, so glad Angels were watching over
Molly Mayfield This is terrible. The world has gone mad and we must be as Hellman’s Warriors Strong in our Faith and never doubting
Vivian Fulton Wow! Soo thankful for their safety.
Michael Ludwig Thankfully the Lord blessed everyone, and no one was hurt.
Rosslyn Dodgson People are mad sometimes!! Everywhere!! God will look after his own even if they die💕👵
Sharlene Ewell please 🙏 protect our wonderful missionaries 💕.
Tom AndDarlene Butler A lifetime of choices leads us to embrace either good or evil.
Lois Smith Oh my gosh. How awful. Glad everyone is okay.
Linda Ewell Heavenly Father please protect our church surroundings and keep us warm amen
Brian Raban Enough is ENOUGH this is to much.!! So happy everyone was ok.
John Forbes It was a miracle nobody was injured or killed. Time to put up bulletproof glass, and security cameras.
Lucia Candelaria Getting scary; however, we knew the day would come when the Church and its members would come under “fire.” The Truth will go forth just as it did when Joseph Smith and the saints were prosecuted so shamelessly at the beginning of the Restoration. The Lord’s Church and its message will keep going!
Brock Baker I love the gospel and this church and am so grateful no one was injured, but just as in times past it will be necessary to take action. This is just the beginning of this weeks Come Follow Me lesson. Alma chapter 43 verses 46 and 47
46 And they were doing that which they felt was the duty which they owed to their God; for the Lord had said unto them, and also unto their fathers, that: Inasmuch as ye are not guilty of the first offense, neither the second, ye shall not suffer yourselves to be slain by the hands of your enemies.
47 And again, the Lord has said that: Ye shall defend your families even unto bloodshed. Therefore for this cause were the Nephites contending with the Lamanites, to defend themselves, and their families, and their lands, their country, and their rights, and their religion.
For those who don’t enjoy reading the war chapters of The Book of Mormon, I encourage you to actually study them, and see and feel the true love and patriotism of those who were defenders of the truth. I hope in this day there will not have to be bloodshed, but we must keep our defences strong and our testimonies stronger.
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