WARNER ROBINS -- More than 30 local officials, residents and church leaders gathered at City Hall Thursday to pray for Warner Robins.
The second annual prayer vigil orchestrated by the Jefferson Hills Neighborhood Association held the theme “Unity in Our Community.”
“Every one of us who are citizens, we want to do everything we can to bring about unity in our community and not just leave it up to our elected leaders, but we want to support them by having a unified community so that we can reach the level of which God desires us to reach,” said Fred Wilson, who helped organize the event.
Mayor Chuck Shaheen and several current and future council members, who were to be sworn in later Thursday, attended the event.
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“A lot of people said this was the turning point for our city when we had this prayer vigil last year,” Shaheen said. “We’ve got issues going on right now at City Hall that are too big for mayor and council to solve, so I’ve told this council you need to pray about those issues. The only way we’re going to solve them is through prayer, and this is a start right here.”
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