Religious leaders bring seven days of prayer to Gadsden County
GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) – The seven-day prayer initiative continued in Gretna on Sunday afternoon. Although this is a small community, the message is still powerful.
Community leaders like Mayor Evelyn Goldwire joined church leaders and members of the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office. Lt. Anglie Holmes, public information officer, prayed over a variety of issues including youth violence, the pandemic and the Gadsden County faith.
Lt. Holmes said Gadsden County as a whole has seen around 15 to 20 violent crimes this year, seven of which ended in death.
Shaun Potter Jr. is one of those numbers. In mid-June, Shaun Potter Jr. was murdered in Quincy. His father Shaun Potter Senior now carries his son’s picture with him wherever he goes.
“I never thought I would go to a service for my own child,” said Potter Sr.
With the county’s seven days of prayer, Lt. Holmes said she hopes the county’s faith-building will end the violence.
“We understand that prayer is fundamental and that it is a key to help build and help bring strength and unity to a community and our hopes in going to the different communities in Gadsden County are that we are attracting more people.” , said Lt. Holmes.
The Gadsden County Seven Days of Prayer will continue tomorrow for the third day at St. John AME Church at 7:00 PM.