Condolences, April 18, 2007

As a university lecturer in Australia, I was shocked to think that such a tragedy could occur on a campus like my own.  I pray that the Lord will comfort all of the staff, students, and their families over the coming weeks and that He will give everyone His peace which passes all understanding.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.  Dr Nola Passmore, University of Southern Queensland.

April 18, 2007, 2:46am • Toowoomba, Australia • #5834

I keep those that lost their lives and their families in my thoughts and prayers. I am in no way affiliated with Virginia Tech, but once I saw and read about the trageic events of April 16, 2007, I had to send my condolences. To the families of the victims, know that our Lord and savior does not make mistakes, so there must be something bigger waiiting for those innocent victims whose lives were so violently cut short.

J. Gray

April 18, 2007, 2:46am • Fort Wayne, Indiana • #5835

My very sincere condolences to the Virginia Tech Community, their families and their friends!! You are, and will remain in my heart and in my prayers! God bless you all!

Sharon Cunningham

April 18, 2007, 2:46am • Toronto, Ontario CANADA • #5836

I am sad that this unfortunate and untimely incident happened to the Virginia Tech.

April 18, 2007, 2:46am • seoul, south Korea. • #5837

I AM TRUELY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSE.  IAM SADDENED TO THINK IN THE AFTERMATH OF 9/11 THAT IT WAS SO EASY FOR SOMEONE TO GET A GUN. MY PRAYERS ARE WITH ALL OF YOU AND MY HOPE IS THAT IN TIME YOU WILL ALL BE ABLE TO MOVE HEAD. I KNOW IT IS DIFFUCULT AS I LOST A FAMILY MEMBER IN THE WTC ON 9/11 AND I STILL FEEL THE PAIN AS THOUGH IT WHERE YESTERDAY. KEEP THE FAITH. IT WILL GET BETTER. SINCERELY TRICIA NAVALANCE

April 18, 2007, 2:46am • TOMS RIVER NJ • #5838

Today, I’m very sad. I don’t understand how a student killed 32 students, one morning without reasons. this tragedy is unbearable and like everybody, I want to express my shock regarding this tragic campus shooting. I’m with the family and the friends of victims.
God bless virgina tech’s students and their families.

April 18, 2007, 2:46am • France • #5839

I am writing to the families and friends of the victims… accept my condolences. We are all shocked and speechless by this tragedy. There is nothing really I can say or anyone to make it all better but the only hope and comfort is knowing that God has everything in control and His ways are not our ways. I know it is easier to say than to live through it, may God take all of you in His hands and carry all of you through this tragedy. The whole country and all of the world is with you in thoughts and prayers. God be your sheperd and guidence.
w/ love, (student) Kathy Klimushkin

April 18, 2007, 2:46am • Sacramento, California • #5840

I just want to say that I am praying for each of those who are involved in this tragedy. I am very affected by what happened… We are with you…

Vanessa

April 18, 2007, 2:46am • Liège, Belgium • #5841

We are all saddened by the senseless tragedy that has befallen on our Virginia Tech community. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May the peace of God Almighty, that transcends all understanding, be with you always.
Zablon

April 18, 2007, 2:46am • Atlanta, Ga • #5842

Hang in there - this sun may have set, but it will rise again.  My thoughts are with you all.

April 18, 2007, 2:46am • Raleigh, NC • #5843

A Mansion in Heaven

This world however beautiful,was never meant to be, The place that we would call our home for all eternity.  And though we would not choose to leave, a loving God knows best, And in His time,
He lifts us to a place of peace&rest.  For He has built a mansion where his children will abide, Free from pain and sorrow forever at his side.
May He ease your hour of sorrow and surround
you with His love, Andmay it bring you strength to know, Our Father’s house above is a house of many mansions.  Where His Son has set aside Special places near Him.  For his loved ones to abide.

April 18, 2007, 2:46am • Canada • #5844

my friend… M.J good bye

I can’t live
If living is without you ..
I would like to pray for the repose of her.

April 18, 2007, 2:46am • London /England • #5845

Please sincerely consider selling guns to students. Students can be into deep pressures during their studies which can lead to any wild behavior.

Deep condolences to all who lost their lives in VT. May all their souls rest in peace.

April 18, 2007, 2:46am • India • #5846

Our heartfelt sympathies to all whose loved ones have lost their lives or have been hurt in this shocking and cowardly act. Our prayers are with you, to give you the strength to carry on with your lives, still holding aloft the light of the departed souls with you.

May the message of peace and love prevent future violence everywhere - in the campus, in our countries and between nations and peoples.

“The individual soul is unbreakable and insoluble, and can be neither burned nor dried. (S)he is everlasting, all-pervading, unchangeable, immovable and eternally the same.”

“It is said that the soul is invisible, inconceivable, immutable, and unchangeable. Knowing this, you should not grieve for the body.”

“For certain is death for the born, and certain is birth for the dead;
Therefore over the inevitable, you should not grieve.”
Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 2, verse 24-26

J

April 18, 2007, 2:46am • Bangalore, India • #5847

I am shocked and feel sad for the victims of this cruel incident. Having studied at Virginia Tech, my memories paint a picture of a beautiful University with friendly people and beyoud doubt the safest place to lead your student life.
I pray to God to give courage to everyone at the University and heal the wounds of the event.

Madhulika Pise

April 18, 2007, 2:47am • Mumbai, India • #5848

Can not say anything...just..Sincerely offer my condolences to victim’s family, friends and all..
And feeling “ sorry” as a Korean..
I believe their victim will not be in vain.

-Lee, Young Jin-

April 18, 2007, 2:47am • Seoul/ Korea • #5849

I know several people that attend Virginia Tech and thankful that they are ok. To the people that were directly involved I send my apologies. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and I would like to leave this scripture. 3 Nephi 13: 14-15 (in the Book of Mormon) says “For, if ye forgive men their trespasses your heavenly Father will also forgive you; But if ye forgive not men their trespasses neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” Mark 11:25-26 (in the Bible) says And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.” God wants us to forgive those that have done wrong unto us. It is hard to forgive for such a horrible sin but it is commanded of us to forgive them so that we may be forgiven of our sins to others. I will pray for everyone.

Joseph R. Cook

April 18, 2007, 2:47am • Chesapeake, VA • #5850

My deepest sympathies.

April 18, 2007, 2:47am • Canada • #5851

To the friends & families of VA Tech,

My heart goes out to you and everyone involved in the recent tragedy at VA Tech.  I cannot even imagine what each of you must be feeling.  What I do know from reading and watching is that the VA Tech “family” is undeniably strong.  You will get past this by uniting and relying on each other.  Although many are gone, they will not be forgotten.  Their spirits will live on through your memories. My thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you during this difficult time.

Kim

April 18, 2007, 2:47am • Jacksonville, FL • #5852

President Bush was right. The Nation is hurting with you. We are praying for you in California. You are not alone. It is hard to believe that one person could change the lives of so many. Know that all over this great country you are in our hearts.
Julie Roberts

April 18, 2007, 2:47am • Castro Valley, CA • #5853

I am saddened by the events that unfolded on April 16th, 2007. It is beyond belief!! There are no words to express the sorrow that us viewers around the world are feeling. My condolences go out to the student body and staff at Virginia Tech. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I wish there was some way that we could help bring comfort to all that are mourning.When I close my eyes, I keep on seeing all the news reporters, police, ambulance, etc.that tried to help. The victims and survivors will never be forgotten and will live on in spirit.

God Bless You. The world loves you!!

Dominique Julien

April 18, 2007, 2:47am • Canada • #5854

Dear colleagues, students, friends, victims of VA Tech,

2 times I was a visiting professor at your university in the ESM department where I have a lot of appreciated colleagues and friends. Still, I am closely associated with this wonderful institution which gave me everytime a warm hospitality and a very fruitful scientific colaboration. My heart goes out to you and everyone involved in the April 16th tragedy.

Peace and love, Joerg Wauer

April 18, 2007, 2:47am • Karlsruhe, GermanyDear coleau • #5855

my condolences and prayers goes out to the victims and their parents, and to everyone else at vtech.

April 18, 2007, 2:47am • Ontario, Canada • #5856

I am profoundly sadden at the loss of so many
innocent lives. I am in such disbelief that this can still happen in such a powerful nation.
I have all of you in my prayers, to comfort each other and to stay strong. Prayer is such a powerful thing, call on your faith for it will
not let you down. VT is not alone the nation is grieving with you too.
Love each other.

April 18, 2007, 2:47am • San Jose,Ca., USA • #5857

I love you guys and VT is in my prayers. This is a terrible tragedy and it saddens me greatly. But I know you Hokies will survive. God be with you.

Brandon

April 18, 2007, 2:48am • Alabama • #5858

To Everyone effected by this terrible ordeal,
There are no words that I can say that will take away your loss and pain.I can tell you that you all are in my thoughts and prayers. I pray that the Lord wraps his arms around you and you are all protected with his love.

April 18, 2007, 2:48am • Snellville, Georgia • #5859

I am saddened by yesterday’s events.

I am heart-broken for the victims and their families… sad for the loss of life, and love, and potential. I pray the families find the strength to find forgiveness in their hearts.

I feel great empathy for the students and administrators who carry on despite the tragedy. I pray you remember your friends / colleagues / classmates with love, and that you carry their love and spirit in your hearts.

I feel great sadness for the Cho family. I pray they find consolation and love in those who provide their support.

I pray everyone finds the strength to carry on with love and forgiveness in their hearts, because love will soothe the heartache and heal the soul.

“The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction.” M L King Jr

God bless you all. You are in the thoughts and prayers of my wife. myself and our families…

Jeffrey Brown

April 18, 2007, 2:48am • Loudon, NH • #5860

I prayed last night for you all! I am a NOBODY from Kansas. But I AM a “somebody” to someone.

Just wanted to let you know, that I don’t agree with President Bush’s ideas, I agree with what he said today!

People you have never met have been thinking and praying for you.

If this kind of tragedy ever happens to me or my family, I would hope my family and friends would get the same warm response.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. I said them last night, and will again, and again.

With Sorrow

Gregory Keeling
Larry Kolzow
Salina KS

GO HOKIES
GO KU

April 18, 2007, 2:48am • Salina, KS • #5861

My heart prays for all affected due to this unforeseen and uncalled tragedy. May god give the strength in this difficult time.

-Sameer, Bangalore, India.

April 18, 2007, 2:48am • Bangalre, India • #5862

I share your sorrow and I admire your strength.  Everyone is a Hokie today.

LG Godwin

April 18, 2007, 2:48am • Las Cruces, New Mexico • #5863

My prayers are with the friends and families who have lost so much. My heart also goes out to the family of Cho Seung Hui. You should never forget there is someone to lean on. If you ever feel alone or lost reach out. The world is full of good and wholesome, someone cares about you, just ask.
Melissa

April 18, 2007, 2:48am • China Grove, NC • #5864

My prayers and thoughts will be with the family members who have lost a loved one at Virgina Tech.  May we lift up the prayers to God and hope that nothing like this will ever come again to anyone affected by this tragedy.  May God give all the familes affected hope and strength to carry on.  God be with all and he hears our prayers.

Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Pamela Knipp

April 18, 2007, 2:48am • Mexico, MO United States • #5865

To offer my condolences doesn’t feel right, I can not begin to imagine how that day has affected everyone involved. It terrifies me to know this happened.

So I will offer my love, that is all that I have to give.

April 18, 2007, 2:48am • Portland, OR • #5866

I would just like to take a minute of your time to let (Staff, Students, and Families) know that you are in our prayers....GO HOKIES...GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

April 18, 2007, 2:49am • Laurel, Delaware • #5867

The events that took place on April 16th will never be forgotten.  My thoughts and prayers are are with the families, students, and staff of VA as well as the city of Blacksburg!

April 18, 2007, 2:49am • Omaha, NE • #5868

I may be 3500 miles across the Atlantic in England, but the impact of what happened has shaken the world. Once again I am ashamed that a fellow human can commit to such rage.

I am so sorry for those affected by the pusillanimous atrocities and my deepest sympathies go out to those who have lost family and friends

Its time to re-evaluate the constitution and prevent this un-necessary tragedy ever happening again

Our world is precariously balanced on the brink of collapse. The time to act is now

Peace
Rivets

April 18, 2007, 2:49am • Dover, England • #5869

As I sit here half a country away from home, all my heart is filled with thoughts and prayers for the Virginia Tech Students, Faculty, Families, and Friends. My deepest condolences to you all.
I have such great memories of the trips to the Virginia Tech campus, I will never forget them. I will continue to proudly wear my “Tech” gear not just because I love the school, but to show support for all of you. Your strength and heroism in the face of such sorrow is incredible. I always knew I had left my heart in Virginia, a part was left with you. I just send more now, and forever more. 

Blessed be. Merry Meet and Merry Meet again . . .

April 18, 2007, 2:49am • Phoenix, AZ • #5870

I would like to offer my condolences. I cannot understand someone to be so hatefull to be able to kill innocent people. I hope you will be able to get on with your lifes and wich you all the best in the future. Henk Rosendal, The Netherlands

April 18, 2007, 2:49am • Baarn, The Netherlands, Europe • #5871

Take comfort in the fact that even though the victims are gone from this world, right now as you read this they are dancing with our Lord.

Michael Spaling

April 18, 2007, 2:49am • Edmonton, Canada • #5872

I am a college student myself. And i cannot imagine the pain that all those involved are feeling right now. My prayers are with each and everyone involved. I love you all. Melissa H

April 18, 2007, 2:49am • Murfreesboro TN • #5873

No words can come close to healing the wounds that were inflicted in this act of violence.  Words can not heal but prayer can.  I am and will be praying for those affected by this aweful act.  I can not even come close to understanding what you guys at the campus, what you families, and you friends are going through.  Just know that the Lord Jesus Christ is still in control.  My heart goes out to all those affected, the world will never forgett those who were lostt on the 16th of April.

April 18, 2007, 2:49am • Hermiston, Oregon • #5874

Fellow Hokies, students, professors, staff, administrators, friends and families:  I am still in shock about the shootings.  It is a nightmare that may take some days or longer to awake.  When we do let us remember to love one another, to cherish the good times we had.

Let us try to forgive what a fellow Hokie who was a very troubled young man did out of anger, frustration and only God knows what other negative thoughts, beliefs, etc.  With God’s help, take time to grieve all the dead, comfort the recovering, their family and friends. And when you are ready, reach out to the quiet, the lonely, the disenfranchised.

Rick C
‘78
fighting brain diseases [which will affect one out of four] since ‘74

April 18, 2007, 2:49am • Allentown, PA • #5875

Dear families and friends of victims,

My deepest condolences to you.

As a South Korean man I would like to say that I was deeply sorry to hear what took place at Virginia Tech and I am sure most Koreans would regard Cho as a disgrace to the entire Korean race.

Please remember that you are all in many people’s prayers all around the world and we are all sharing the grief of losing your loved ones.

May God allow the victims to rest in peace.

Regards,

Minjae Lee

April 18, 2007, 2:49am • Sydney, Australia • #5876

The tragic events that took place at Virginia Tech have deeply impacted me. To all the students, teachers, parents, families, friends..... may this experience strengthen the relationships with people around you. It is my sincere hope that you can learn to live again, and still see all the magnificient beauty in this world.

Peter

April 18, 2007, 2:50am • Vancouver, B.C. • #5877

My prayers go out to the family and friends of those who lost thier loved ones. Our thoughts are also with the entire V. Tech family.  Stay strong for each other and know that we are thinking of all of you .

April 18, 2007, 2:50am • Chula Vista , California • #5878

I also offer my sincere and deeper condolences to the families and pals of the victims of this unexplained and tragic event.My prayers are with you all.Now,the words could be necessary.Here are mine.

April 18, 2007, 2:50am • April, 18, 2007, 8:45am . Barcelona, Spain • #5879

To the victims, may you rest in peace.
We will remember you all.

Heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of all the victims of this tragedy.
May the Lord’s healing hands rest upon them, to offer them comfort and guidance in these troubling times.

Senior, Korea University

April 18, 2007, 2:50am • Seoul, Republic of Korea • #5880

To ALL the VT students and staff. Our hearts and prayers go out to you. My children and I have you all in our prayers. God Bless you all.
A student of Solano community college.

April 18, 2007, 2:50am • Fairfield , California • #5881

Please pass on my sympathies to all…….

To all of the staff, students and families of VT my prayers and thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.  Being an Academic Lecturer here in Perth, Western Australia this has had an impact. I will send my thoughts of love and support.  My prayers will also go to the injured students and their families.

God Bless you all in this very difficult time. We are all thinking of you over here in the land ‘Downunder’.

Kindest Regards and God Bless you all.

Chantal TILL

April 18, 2007, 2:50am • Perth Western Australia • #5882

Also in the Netherlands we heard about the terrible accident.. Our sympathy and thoughts go out to all of you at VT!

Lieke

April 18, 2007, 2:50am • Amsterdam, Netherlands • #5883