at 42nd & Bedford
Meet at the parking lot east of the JNJ store
The Omaha 360 Violence Intervention and Prevention Network has been requested by OPD and the Gang Unit to focus our PrayerWalks again in the 42nd & Bedford area.
Following a series of PrayerWalks in 2008-2009 this neighborhood saw some measurable peace for a while but is again a hotspot of mostly gang related violence with frequent gunfire, several homicides and shootings that have included several innocent children.
Lasting peace in this neighborhood requires a strong and sustained local presence on these streets. Turning Point and local churches are working to organize strong Adopt-A-Block groups in this area and partner with neighborhood associations.
Tuesday night join us in coming alongside the churches, neighborhood groups and caring families of this neighborhood:
Letting them know they are not alone in the battle against violence
Helping give a strong, visible message to this neighborhood that the righteous are taking back their streets…block by block.
Join with area pastors and believers from all over Omaha as we stand together as one body…the body of Christ working together to help “Stop The Violence.” Bring the kids. They make great prayerwalkers... We will also have police presence in the area during the prayerwalk.
The owner of the J-N-J Grocery said he will bring out cold bottled water and some snacks to thank us for coming!
Please forward this email to your Christian friends and announce in meetings.