ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) – Following the mass shooting on December 26 that claimed the lives of 3 people and injured 3 more inside Don Carter Lanes in Rockford, the community tries to find a way to move forward, pushing many people to cling closely to their faith.
“The real hope lies in organizations and projects and programs that can strengthen our morals,” said Y.E.S. Club Youth Ministry Founder, Carl Cole.
According to the American Psychological Association, religion can often help people with adversity by encouraging them to reframe life events through a hopeful lens and enhance connections in their lives. Y.E.S. Club Youth Ministry Founder, Carl Cole, said this year especially, he has seen people craving answers for events happening around them.
“A lot of people are saying, why does God allow this stuff to happen? But they’re not thinking that some things that happen are cause and effect,” said Cole.
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