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Lighting the fire

Ben Nolte, left, led the group in song
Among those praying, from right, Sandy Hollinger, Don Metzler, David Landis
Now we pray … for the community, for the crusade, for souls.
Pastor Trevor Daughtry

News Staff Writer

In preparation for the Fire in the Field crusade coming to this area in October, We Care Program hosted a Community Prayer Rally, Monday evening, July 9, at the offices on Highway 21, with about 35 people in attendance. Just a little further up the road, prayer gatherings have been held for several weeks at the crusade site in Rivercane behind Hardee’s.
Pastor Trevor Daughtry, Poarch Community Church, brought a message of salvation, the power of prayer, and filling a need in people’s lives.
“I’ve been thinking about salvation,” he said. “Jesus is real and He’s coming back for real people … This [crusade] is a historical event. I don’t think there’s ever been a crusade in Atmore … I’m looking for souls to be saved. I’m looking for Jesus to show up.”
Daughtry read from Luke 15 about the man who made a great supper – a parable for the marriage supper of the Lamb.
It’s not God’s will that any should perish,” he said. “There is still room in God’s house. There is room at this supper. This October we need to cry out for Jesus Christ … When that trumpet sounds, He doesn’t want anyone left behind. I pray tonight we’ll start going. telling people to come. God wants to move. I pray tonight the Spirit of God begins to draw [people].”
Following Daughtry’s message, facilitator Don McDonald had everyone stand in a loosely formed circle for prayer. They faced outward to offer prayer beyond the four walls, to the community, to surrounding counties – praying for those who could come to the crusade in October.
The next prayer gathering at the crusade site is Monday, July 16, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Two more community prayer rallies are scheduled: August 6, 7 p.m., Grace Fellowship; and August 26, 6 p.m., Atmore First Assembly.

News photo by Sherry Digmon