Individuals praying during a prayer walk held in Maywood in 2014. | File
Friday, February 24, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 2 p.m.
Evangelist Darlene Barber said she’s tired of reading about crime in Maywood, so next month, she and the evangelism team of God’s Heritage Full Gospel Ministries, 1200 S. 5th Ave. in Maywood, plan to act in the best way they know how.
“We want to be part of making ourselves visible in the community and to let people know that there is another way,” Barber said. “And that prayer works.”
Barber said the evangelism team, which has the full blessings of the church’s pastor, Rev. James Williams, Sr., is seeking to partner with anyone who is willing to pray along with them.
“We want to engage other community leaders and churches to form a partnership prayer walk,” she said. “This is like a roll call for anyone who is interested in improving Maywood.”
Barber said the walks will take place on April 1, April 8 and April 15. Each one will last from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., and will take place in certain high-crime areas, including those near 5th Ave. and Washington Blvd and 5th Ave. and Madison.
“We’re going to be strategic in the areas we walk in,” she said. “We’re going to set up camp in those areas and pray.”
Barber said that anyone who wants to partner with her evangelist team should email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at (708) 543-7433. VFP
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