Vigil held at the Crossroads Centre following tragedy at the building Wednesday evening

[BURLINGTON, ONTARIO – May 24, 2018.]   At Crossroads we are heartbroken and grieving with a hurting family who is without their young son today. Crossroads received the tragic news yesterday evening that a child was found without vital signs in a car in the parking lot at the Crossroads Centre. The family of this child are precious members of the building owner’s team.

A prayer vigil was held this morning at the chapel in the Crossroads Centre. Tenants of the building joined together in prayer for the family, first responders and staff who witnessed the devastating event.

Shawn Saulnier, the owner of the Crossroads Centre building, shared these words with his staff affected by the tragedy, the Crossroads staff and tenants of the building, “Guilt and shame separate us from God. As Christians we must avoid this message as this family will already feel it. We have to find a way to wrap our arms around this family. How special this community (at the Crossroads Centre) is that we showed up this morning.”

Jack Vanderkooy, Chief Operating Officer at Crossroads led the service in prayer and shared, “God puts His arms around us when we’re in pain. We grieve for our community. We put our hope in God’s grace.”

100 Huntley Street, a daily production of Crossroads Christian Communications, prayed with viewers on air this morning for all involved in this traumatic loss.

“At a time like this prayer communicates what we cannot,” shares Crossroads CEO Lorna Dueck. “We know there are many others who are hurting who wish for supportive prayer – our lives need God’s embrace. Please know that our 24/7 prayer lines are available to those in need today by calling 1-866-273-4444.”


Press Contact:

Carolyn Innis

Communications Director, Crossroads

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About Crossroads Christian Communications:

Crossroads is Canada’s leading Christian voice in media, producing television and digital media that connects with millions of people on-air and online.  Its 24/7 Prayer Lines receive 1,200 daily phone calls. Crossroads also provides aid for emergency relief and long-term development in countries around the world.