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‘Our Children Are Our Heritage’

Letters to the Editor | Wed, 09/17/2008 - 6:29 am | Updated 6 years 30 weeks ago | Read 1562 | Commented 0 | Emailed 0

By Rev. Patricia Anderson

To The Editor: On Aug. 30, the C.U.R.T. Foundation sponsored its sixth annual prayer walk, a spiritual journey around Middle Township Schools and Administration Building where we pray for the well-being of students, faculty, administration, bus drivers, janitors-maintenance, cafeteria workers and parents across our county. We begin at the high school, then proceed to the middle school, where, like the rest of the stops on our journey we sing hymns, pray and perhaps share stories of our personal experiences within these educational walls. From there, we walk to the foot of the overhead pass, where a cross is erected in the memory of my son, Curtis F. Davis, who was killed in 1993. We continued to Elementary No. 1, the administration building, and concluded at Elementary No. 2. The most wonderful aspect of this journey was the fellowship. Forty-plus people from different religious backgrounds, states, communities, school districts, churches, races and political parties walked together in unity to serve a common cause with joyful hearts and enthusiasm. I thank God for each and everyone who came out and shared in the prayer walk, and Susan Atkinson-Delanzo, who supplied us with refreshments. I especially would like to thank Al Campbell for his continued dedication as he takes time out of his busy schedule to support the C.U.R.T. Foundation. I thank him for the stories he has written in this newspaper, to which I owe, in part, the success of this year’s Prayer Walk. We all know that the world is filled with chaos, rebelliousness and temptations that are seeking to consume and destroy our youth. I adamantly believe that prayer and positive support systems are key in setting our children free from the bonds of self-destruction, peer pressure, drugs and alcohol, and sexual immorality among many other things. I believe that our youth must take care of one another as brothers and sisters, as friends, as neighbors, as confidants. They must unite to resist temptation by standing strong and firm in the armor of God. Children are our heritage — a gift from God, entrusted to us and as their caretakers, must take on the responsibility to love, nurture, encourage and teach them in the ways they should go, so when they are old they will not turn from it. I challenge everyone who believes in the power of prayer, to pray more effectively, fervently, frequently, and confidently so that God’s will can be fulfilled in each one of our children. Pray that the love of God be poured into their hearts and fill their minds with the possibilities of a fruitful life. Prayer is essential. We must pray for this is our call and our commission. “The effective and fervent prayer of the righteous avails much”....James 5:16 See you next year. Always say a prayer. REV. PATRICIA ANDERSON Court House

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