Port Elizabeth Christians are invited to join in a prayer walk against crime in the Northern Areas of the city from 9am to 12 noon on Saturday, April 16.
Participants in the prayer walk will meet at the Kleinskool Primary School at 9am on Saturday before praying in Kleinskool, Extension 36 and Kwanoxolo, which police have identified as contact crime hotspots, said Pastor Tyrone Strydom, a spokesman for the prayer convenors.
The prayer walk is part of an ongoing initiative in which police and churches are joining forces to combat crime in the city. On March 5 about 100 prayer warriors walked through the streets of Helenvale, praying and anointing streets with oil.
In an interview today, Colonel Christo Gerber, South African Police Services Station Commander in Bethelsdorp, said police appreciated prayer initiatives in crime zones and were confident that the police-church partnership against crime was delivering results. He said there had been a great improvement in Helenvale since the prayer walk there.
Pastor Strydom said people interested in joining the prayer march on Saturday were welcome to attend a short training and equipping session at Strelitzia School, Kleinskool, Extension 31 from 7pm.
He said that people who participated in the Helenvale prayer walk should wear their prayer warrior T-shirts on Saturday. T-shirts would be available at the start of the event for R40. “Otherwise put on a white T-Shirt so that we can have a sense of unity,” said Strydom. For more information Strydom can be called at 082 851 6933.
In another event at the weekend Dominion Ministries will be hosting a “Police Sunday’ during its Sunday service. The congregation will extend its appreciation to and pray for the SA Police Services, and also establish a partnership with the Bethelsdorp Police station.