Thursday, October 08, 2009

Pray for the violence to stop in Little Village!

My friend Matt DeMateo works with New Life's location in Little Village, a Chicago neighborhood with high gang activity. The violence in Little Village has been out of control these last 6 weeks. Matt sent out the below call for prayer this morning. Please read it over and then join in with the prayer effort for Little Village:

As I was praying for the neighborhood, I was thinking over the last 6 weeks or so and Little Village has had an epidemic of violence like none I've seen since I've been here the last 8.5 years. There have been a variety of shootings/stabbings. We really need to be praying for the neighborhood and the guys. A few of the guys have been connected to the program. One of our youth from GED was shot a few weeks ago, and then another was stabbed 8X yesterday. The violence is becoming ridiculous and we need to be stepping up and praying!

Here are some of the details of the last 6 weeks. Please join me in praying for outreach in Little Village and for peace on the streets.

Total Shootings - 12+, Total Deaths due to Violence - 8 or More:
(Some dates below are linked to news articles)
Please keep Little Village in your prayers!

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