On Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, SōL hosted a campus-wide prayer on Prince Lawn, which started at 10:08 p.m., the time the Las Vegas shooting rampage started.
The purpose of gathering was to collectively bring in a moment of unity on the University’s campus in an open, loving and diverse atmosphere. Over 60 people showed up for the event.
SōL caters to college students and younger people in the community. Their motto is, “Where people are loved and Jesus is made known,”
Carson Case, who led the group in prayer, said their goal is to spread God’s word to as many people as possible.
“[We] invade darkness by using diversity and even reaching out to sororities and fraternities,” said Case. “We really love people and really love Jesus.”
Tyrone McKenny II, event organizator and CCU alumnus, encouraged everyone to be courageous and never give up on opportunities that could change the world.
“If you want to make a change; you don’t have to change who you are, you don’t have to have a platform,” said McKenney. “As long as you have a heart, never lose sight of what you to do, and be willing to stand up. Be courageous.”
McKenny said that shootings, such as the one that occurred in Las Vegas hits close to home. He said he and his friends had just attended a Jason Aldean concert.
“…it could have just as easily been us.”
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The organization has prayer every Tuesday at 8 p.m. in the Coastal Club Lounge.
At least 58 people were killed after Stephan Paddock went on a killing spree in Las Vegas last Sunday.
Police are still trying to find a motive for the shooting.