Thursday, January 6, 2011

First Responders PrayerWalk today, 5:15-5:45 PM at Millard South High

There were spontaneous prayer vigils at MSHS last night and also at several churches. The school is closed today and we anticipate more prayer-vigils as students, families, school staff and the community processes their grief in this tragedy.

Tonight at 5:15 we will meet near the flag-pole in front of the East entrance for a time of prayer then prayerwalk the area joining with and appropriately ministering to others that have spontaneously showed up.

We don’t see ourselves as stepping into the lead position in the community responses to this tragedy but joining in with others to do our part… We will also stay flexible for what the Lord may lead if many others start to join our prayer circle.

First Responders is a church/community prayer response to violence that also ministers to the neighborhood and those grieving as Jesus would and letting them know that they are not alone. We invite pastors and churches to join with us in caring for our community following this tragedy.

If you cannot get into the east parking lot, please park across “Q” Street at Southwest Church of the Nazarene 14808 Q Street and walk across to the East Entrance.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

First Responders Homicide PrayerWalk today, Tuesday, January 4th 5:15-5:45 PM just SE of 72nd & L

 This will be a special focus PrayerWalk on Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence in partnership with the YWCA.

Media Reports: 35-year-old Rita Eckhout of Omaha was murdered and 47-year-old Mitchel Hadan wounded Saturday night in an apparent murder, attempted suicide shooting inside a car stopped on the eastbound ramp onto L Street from 72nd Street around 5:40 pm.

The two have a three year old son together and according to family had a rocky relationship over the last few years. I the past Mitch Hadan has been a "Crime Stoppers Most Wanted," and last November was wanted on several felony warrants for burglary. Hadan was also arrested last year for domestic violence assault, where he allegedly held his wife against her will for several days, assaulting her and threatening her with a knife.

At 5:15 we will meet in the parking lot of Lamb of God Lutheran Church which is just South of the eastbound ramp onto “L” Street from 72nd. Enter business entrance off of 72th Street about a block south of “L”. Forecast temp is 30…Dress Warm…especially your feet!

Please Note: First Responder PrayerWalks are not “prayer-vigils” on behalf of the family but a community response to violence. Family members are invited if we have contact info, and our team reaches out to care and minister to them as Jesus would.