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John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believe in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Matthew 7:7,8 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asked receive; and he that seek find and to him that knock it shall be opened.



Jason Dale Johnson  34

Engel was speaking to NBC News when she said that Jason Dale Johnson was in his first week at Umpqua Community College when he was killed. Her son had turned his life around after completing a Salvation Army rehab program. Tonja Engel told NBC “He started Monday and he was so proud of what he had accomplished, and rightly so. The other day he looked at me and hugged me and said, ‘Mom, how long have you been waiting for one of your kids to go to college?’ And I said, ‘Oh, about 20 years.'” She went on to talk about how she had a bad feeling when she heard that shots had been fired on the campus of her son’s college. Deputies came to her home on the night of October 1 to break the devastating news. A friend, Donald Noble, talked about his last experience with Johnson, telling NBC, which involved the deceased man helping Noble fixing his truck. “He was there in 10 minutes, because that’s what he was like, always helping. He took me to the store and then we went to Walmart. So I’m glad I got to see him one last time. He was the most trusting person and he was so loyal.”  


Kim Saltmarsh Dietz  59

Kim Saltmarsh Dietz, 59, was remembered by her husband Eric Dietz, who posted a picture of his wife on Facebook after the shooting. "It is with deep grief in my heart that I must announce that Kim was one of the people killed yesterday at UCC," he wrote in the Facebook post. She is survived by her husband, Eric, and daughter, Shannon, who she attended the community college with, Shannon Dietz was at a different part of the campus when the shooting occurred


Lawrence Levine 67

Lawrence Levine of Glide, 67, was an assistant professor of English at the college. Levine was a member of Steamboaters, a fly fishing and conservation group. Dale Greenley, a fellow member of the group said Levine was an avid fisherman who used to be a guide on the north Umpqua River. “He was kind of quiet and laid back, he didn’t say much,” Greenley said. “But he was a good writer.” and a member of Steamboaters, a fly fishing and conservation group. Dale Greenley, a fellow member of the group said Levine was an avid fisherman who used to be a guide on the north Umpqua River. "He was kind of quiet and laid back, he didn't say much," Greenley said. "But he was a good writer."


Lucas Eibel 18

In a statement released by his family they say, “We have been trying to figure out how to tell everyone how amazing Lucas was, but that would take 18 years.” Just a summer ago Wildlife Safari was the place Lucas loved to pass his spare time, about 15 minutes outside of Roseburg. Employees say he was a bright and shining light at their facility who always had a smile on his face. “I was just in shock, nothing you’d expect. He was so young,” said Leila Gouleg who worked closely with Eibel during his time at the park. “Everyone at the park has some kind of story about him and how he impacted their life.”

 Just a summer ago Eibel worked along side Gouleg here as a Junior Zoo Keeper. “Basically come in and clean animals enclosures and prepare their diet,” described Gouleg, “He just had such an amazing demeanor with the animals. Calm, compassionate.” His passion and love of animals apparent from his hobbies. Along with the Wildlife Safari, Eibel also spent time volunteering at the Saving Grace Animal Shelter. The people who knew him say his smile will be missed the most. “He always had a huge smile on his face,” Gouleg remembered, “He was so happy to be here. What an honor it was to have him at the Safari. So lucky to have him.”


 Lucero Alcaraz 19

Alcaraz's older sister, Maria Leticia, posted a heartbreaking tribute to her slain sibling on Facebook saying the first-year UCC student had aspired to be a pediatric nurse. 'Lucero, I miss you I wish you were here,' Maria Alcaraz wrote. 'I can't sleep. I never got the chance to tell you how proud of you I was. 'You would have been a great pediatric nurse. I was so proud of you for getting you college completely paid through scholarships and you made it into college honors. 'You were going to do great things love. I ache so much right now..I need you..' in an earlier posting, Maria Alcaraz spoke of her pain and anger at losing her sister in an act of senseless violence.  'Never in a million years would I have imagined going through something like this,' she wrote. 'She was my best friend and my sister. Today, I lost her. I can't begin to describe how I feel. I'm full of anger, pain, sadness, regret that I didn't get the chance to see her or prevent this from happening. 'I don't know how I will make it through this ...I don't know if I can ever relieve this pain. Rest in piece sister...I'll see you soon.'

Lucero is survived by five siblings. Her 14-year-old sister, Eileen, told BuzzFeed the college student was a talented artist and the 'responsible one' in the family.  Alcaraz was referred to as brilliant and responsible by family and friends. She was in college on a full scholarship and had a bright and promising future. Her sister, Maria, posted a heartbreaking tribute on Facebook to Lucero, saying that she was her best friend and she couldn’t believe she was gone. I’ll miss her making fun of me when I would attempt to say the Starbucks cup sizes, getting pissed when I would tackle her with kisses or photograph the heck out of her. Sister, I miss you, I love you, and I wish I could see you walk through the front door right this second. I don’t know how I will make it through this


Quinn Glen Cooper 18

Quinn Cooper, 18, had just graduated from Rosewood High School in June had been in classes at college for just four days at the time of the shooting, according to his family. In a statement his family said they were "shattered beyond repair" and asked for people to remember Quinn.

"Quinn was funny, sweet, compassionate and such a wonderful loving person," the family said in a statement released by police. "He always stood up for people. Quinn and his brother Cody are inseparable...Our lives are shattered beyond repair. We send our condolences to all the families who have been so tragically affected by this deranged gunman."  Thursday October.1.12015 had been Quinn's fourth day of college. In a statement Friday afternoon, Cooper's family said, "I don't know how we are going to move forward with our lives without Quinn." Described by his family as "funny, sweet, compassionate ... wonderful, loving," Quinn's Brother Cody Tweeted about him on Friday. "I know most everyone has heard about the shooting at UCC here in Roseburg. My brother Quinn Cooper was one of the victims. #UCCQuinn," he wrote, using the hashtag that his family had suggested social media users in regard to Cooper. Cody has also started a memorial fund for Cooper, which you can donate to here. On the page, he wrote: Yesterday, October 1, 2015 tragically multiple innocent people were murdered and injured by a deranged gunman at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. Our precious family member Quinn Cooper's life was taken from him. He was taken from us, from the world. Quinn was just 18 years old. Quinn was my youngest son and younger brother to my eldest son Cody Cooper. Quinn is everything and he was loved by everyone. He will be missed greatly by many many people please remember him for his fun and witty nature and all of the fun he had with everyone. All donations [sic] are going towards expenses to help our family have time to grieve and say our final good byes to My wonderful full of life brother.


Rebecka Ann Carnes 18

18 year old Rebecka Carnes was killed in the UCC shooting, which she was attending for her freshman year. According to the paper, the news was confirmed by Carnes' cousin Lisa Crawford, who discussed the ordeal in a Facebook post. CNN also notes that her death was confirmed by her stepfather, but that the family is not yet prepared to speak publicly about the tragedy. As The New York Times reported prior to confirmation of Carnes' death, Carnes was planning to become a dental hygienist. She was one of two teenage freshman women who were slain in the attack, along with 19 year old Lucero Alcaraz. There's already a way to donate to the Carnes family, if you have the money, and feel moved to offer your support  there's a GoFundMe for Carnes' funeral fund, with a target of $10,000. Carnes was also memorialized by her cousin Bethany Johnson, in a Facebook post authored on Friday  she spoke of Carnes' "biggest heart" and "amazing soul," and concluded that the world "couldn't handle that much good." Speechless! Your cousins are your first best friends I got the pleasure of having this Amazing young lady as mine. She had the biggest heart an amazing soul. The world clearly couldn’t handle that much good. But now your flying high with the beautiful angels and you get to be with grandma. I love you so much and am going to miss you! Rest in peace Rebecka Ann


Treven Taylor Anspach 20

Treven Taylor Anspach of Sutherlin, 20 years old. He was the son of a firefighter in Roseburg. "The Anspach family would like to thank everybody for their heart felt thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. Treven was one of the most positive young man always looking for the best in life. Treven was larger than life and brought out the best in those around him," his family said in a statement Friday afternoon Anspach's family was desperately searching from him on Thursday afternoon after learning of the shooting. "No one's heard from him or anything," his brother Cameron told The Los Angeles Times. "We're waiting to see if he shows up."  On Thursday evening, it appeared he'd been located, when a friend tweeted, "For everyone upset about Treven, I just found out that he's up in Eugene [in Oregon] having surgery rn! Everyone please pray for him." But he didn't make it. (The tweet has since been deleted.)  Milbrat is devastated by his friend's death. He remembers Anspach wishing him luck as he left for the Army  his last words to Milbrat, as it turned out. "The last thing he said to me was, 'Good luck and thanks for your service,' " he says.  Adds Milbrat: "He was a great kid. He deserves way better. He will be truly missed. Prayers to his family."  


Sarena Dawn Moore 44

Sarena Dawn Moore, a member of the Grants Pass Oregon Seventh-day Adventist Church, was one of nine victims of the Umpqua Community College shooting on October 1, 2015. In addition to Moore, the following individuals have been named by the media as victims in the Umpqua shooting According to Gary McLain, the Communication Director for the Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventits, Moore was 44 years old, born July 8th, 1971. She was in her third semester in Business at Umpqua Community College. Moore was baptized by Pastor Rob Kearbey in the Hayfork Seventh-day Adventist Church in 2005 in the Northern California Conference after attending an evangelistic series in the Hayfork Church "She was loved right into the family of God," McLain noted. Moore subsequently moved to Grants Pass, Oregon, where she joined the Grants Pass Seventh-day Adventist Church, after which she moved to Roseburg to enroll as a student at UCC.  McLain states that Moore was known as a strong firm believer in prayer. "She often asked for prayer and prayed for others herself. Though she didn't have many possessions, she had a big heart and would try to help those less fortunate than herself. She was a single mom and loved her now young adult sons dearly. Moore counted being able to enroll at UCC as a direct answer to prayer. "She praised the Lord for opening doors for her to pursue a degree in Business, McLain said. She often wrote, Please pray for me!" "Love how God can bless us,  and "Thank God!" on Facebook her posts. Unconfirmed reports from several outlets indicate that the shooter deliberately targeted Christians in his killing spree. "If true," McLain noted, "Sarena demonstrated her faith in a way that very few would feel prepared to do. It was an act of courage and faith that our God carefully noted...and her faith will become sight at the resurrection morning." The Oregon Conference of Seventh day Adventist and the North Pacific Union Conference of Seventh day Adventist jointly prepared the following statement 

This Is From The North 

Union Conference Church   

The Oregon Conference and North Pacific Union Conference church family of members extends our prayers on behalf of all those personally impacted by the tragic events on Thursday, October 1, at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon.

Christian Martin, Grants Pass (Oregon) Adventist Church pastor, reports additional sad news, confirmed today by Douglas County authorities. Sarena Moore, one of his church members, was among those killed by the gunman. She was 44. It’s been reported that one of Sarena’s last posts on Facebook was an affirmation of her desire to stand up for Jesus and Christianity.

We urge all Northwest members to pray specifically for the Grants Pass Church and Sarena’s extended family as well as our Roseburg area churches. Please continue to pray for all the students and families impacted along with the first responders and medical personnel.

Al Reimche, Oregon Conference president, says tragedies like this remind us to “join together in praying that God will fill our hearts with a passion to share His love in a world that desperately needs Him.”

In addition, we echo the thoughts of Dan Jackson, North American Division president, shared as follows.

“The Seventh-day Adventist church in North America is heartbroken that once again a gunman has taken nine precious lives in a mass school shooting. We extend our deepest condolences and prayers to the families of the nine people killed, the many wounded, and the students, faculty and staff of Umpqua Community College. We also pray for the community of Roseburg and the heartache they are experiencing as a result of this tragedy.

“It is difficult to believe that a great nation like the United States must once again mourn the loss of God’s children whose lives have been senselessly taken at the hands of a mass shooting. Surely, this nation, that has become a beacon of hope and opportunity for scores of people, can be a land where all feel safe from the violence of firearms.

“It is time for our society to engage in open, honest, civil, and productive conversation about finding solutions to put an end once and for all to gun violence. We pray that this tragedy will bring about much needed change and address the pandemic of gun violence.

“We pray for the day when children and adults can attend school without fear. We pray for the day when, as the Prophet Isaiah promises, ‘They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.’”


One Of The Real Hero's Is Chris

 Mintz He Try To Stop The Shooter  


The one to remember is 30 year old Chris Mintz, the student and Army vet who was shot at least five times while charging straight at the gunman in an effort to save others. Mintz did so on the sixth birthday of his son, Tyrik.“It’s my son’s birthday, it’s my son’s birthday,” he was heard saying as he lay wounded. When word of Mintz’s heroism reached his kin in his native North Carolina, his cousin Derek Bourgeois was hardly surprised. “It sounds like something he would do,” Bourgeois said. Bourgeois was somewhat amazed that a guy who survived a combat deployment without serious injury had come so close to being killed in a small Oregon town not unlike the one in North Carolina where they grew up together.

Bourgeois said he and Mintz had both joined the Army after graduating from high school. Bourgeois had been stationed in Fort Bragg, but Mintz had been sent to Fort Lewis in Washington state. They had both been deployed. “He’s a big guy,” the cousin noted. Mintz did not forget his former comrades in the Army. He marked the seventh anniversary of the death of Army Capt. Richard Gordon Jr. in Afghanistan by posting a photo and a bio of the fallen officer on Facebook. To the limit Sir, you are not forgotten,” Mintz wrote in the September 28 post. On Thursday, Mintz began the day with a post that marked the happiest of anniversaries. “Happy birthday, Tyrik,” he wrote. Mintz then headed to UCC and his first week of classes. He did just what his cousin would have expected him to do when the gunman began firing. Top of Form


The other students present in those horrific moments included a woman who is a nurse. She began administering CPR in a desperate attempt to save one of the mortally wounded. She then held Mintz’s hand and prayed with him while he said again and again that it was his son’s birthday. Ambulances marked “Douglas County Fire District No. responded to the scene. The area’s biggest concern in recent days had been what just a spark can start in wildfire season. Roseburg had now been struck by a danger that can strike any part of America in any season.. At the hospital, Mintz underwent at least one surgery. His cousin reports that he is expected to recover. “From what I’m hearing, he’s fine,” the cousin said. “But he’s going to have to learn to walk again.”.