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Resolution On The Oklahoma City Tragedy

WHEREAS, Our entire nation was shaken as a result of the tragic bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on April 19, 1995; and

WHEREAS, Many Southern Baptists were impacted by the tragedy as victims, family or friends, and continue to grieve; and

WHEREAS, Many Southern Baptists responded to the tragedy as rescuers, such as police, fire and medical personnel, and comforters, such as pastors, chaplains and disaster relief volunteers; and

WHEREAS, The suffering continues even as healing has begun.

Be it therefore RESOLVED, That the messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, June 20-22, 1995, continue our prayerful support for those who are suffering and those who minister to the suffering in the aftermath of this tragedy; and

Be it further RESOLVED, That we express our admiration for the witness of Oklahoma Baptists and other who have reflected the grace of God in the midst of this tragedy; and

Be it finally RESOLVED, That we express appreciation to President Bill Clinton, Governor and Mrs. Frank Keating, Mayor Ron Norick, and Dr. Billy Graham for their sensitive leadership in assisting the citizens of Oklahoma and the nation in coping with and recovering from this national tragedy, especially during the Memorial Service and the National Day of Mourning.