Monday, August 19, 2013

First Responders Homicide PrayerWalk on Tuesday, August 20th: 5:30-6:00 PM just east of 18th & Clark Street

Media Reports: A man returning home from work early Monday morning spotted a person slumped against his detached garage. Bobby Rogers approached and saw what appeared to be two holes in the back of the hoodie and blood on the ground. Investigators have not released any information on the victim or the cause of death at the time of this email.

It is the city's 33rd homicide of the year – and the sixth slaying this month. More believers need to be praying and obeying...More neighborhoods leaders organizing in the streets...and More people with information talking to the police...

Directions: Tuesday at 5:30 PM meet 1/2 Block east of 18th & Clark. Clark is about half way between Hamilton and Lake.

Thank You so much for your faithfulness...Until there is no place for violence to hide in Omaha.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

First Responders Homicide PrayerWalk on Friday, August 9th: 5:30-6:00 PM on Spencer between 26th & 27th

Media Reports: Antone Cooper, 23, was shot outside 3242 N. 26th Ave. just after midnight Thursday morning and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police are probing whether the slaying was connected to the killing of Kevin McIntyre three days earlier in the same apartment complex. Douglas County Attorney Don Kleine has said that the McIntyre killing was justified and that the suspect, whose name authorities have declined to release, was not charged. McIntyre's mother had pleaded for no one to retaliate for her son's death.

Directions: At 5:30 PM Meet on Spencer between 26th & 27th, watch for Pastor Dave or Pastor Bruce. If coming off North Freeway take Lake St exit east to 24th, then north to Spencer, then West on Spencer.
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Thank You so much for your faithfulness.

About First Responders PrayerWalking:
  • The Bible says that human bloodshed is violence to the land and all its inhabitants. First Responders helps to mobilize the body of Christ to timely onsite prayer at crisis events in our community. We want to say to victims and neighborhoods: “You are not alone! We are from churches all over Omaha coming together to stand united against violence.”
  • First Responder PrayerWalks are a community response to violence. They are not prayer-vigils on behalf of the family. Family members are invited if we have contact info, and our team reaches out to care and minister to them as Jesus would.
  • First Responders encourages people in neighborhoods to connect and get involved with local churches and organizations. We work to help people get to know their local police better, communicate, build trust and work with our police in reducing violence.
  • In 2007 John Ewing and Dave Gehrls developed First Responders in partnership with Omaha 360, Empower Omaha, OPD, and other local groups. If you would like to be added to the First Responder team, send an email to Dave at firstresponders@cfci.org with your personal contact info and the church you attend.