Prayer walk ‘the solution’

2017-09-19 06:00
The group stops to pray for relief from domestic violence and crime.PHOTOS: Samantha lee

The group stops to pray for relief from domestic violence and crime.PHOTOS: Samantha lee

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The Community Prayer Movement held its monthly prayer walk in Beacon Valley last week.

A group of about 20 people came together to walk a block of streets on Thursday, starting and ending at the Beacon Valley Pentecostal Church in Imperial Primary School.

While walking they said prayers and sang together, before stopping at a point to ask for relief from violence and crime, among other issues.

Police spokesperson Captain Ian Williams says they are fortunate to have partnered with the initiative since its inception.

Williams adds that the area is one of the hotspots for shootings and crime.

“We want to see this [initiative] grow and snowball and we want more churches to get involved or start their own initiatives,” says Williams.

He adds that initiatives like these are the solution to social ills.

“We need to catch our youth because our youth are falling through the cracks and our churches need to become more community-minded. It is no use there are 200 people coming to the church but there is crime going on around it,” he says.

The initiative is held monthly and is organised based on the needs of the community.V For more information contact Urshula Peters on 073 858 8745 or communityprayermovement@­gmail.­com

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