Church plans to pray for individual troops
October 12 2001 by Laura Thompson , BR Intern

Church plans to pray for individual troops | Friday, Oct. 12, 2001

Friday, Oct. 12, 2001

Church plans to pray for individual troops

By Laura Thompson BR Intern Tens of thousands of U.S. military personnel have been deployed or placed on alert, and members of Forest Hills Baptist Church in Raleigh want to pray for them individually. Forest Hills is planning a unique prayer vigil for the men and women of the armed forces. Church leaders will post ads in newspapers across the state requesting the names of those deployed so that church members may pray for them specifically.

Names will be added to a running list that will be available at the church. Participants are encouraged to take a name and post it in their home as a reminder to pray for that specific person. Pastor Larry Harper, a former member of the 82nd Airborne Division, began the program as a call to fervent prayer for the safety of North Carolinians in military service.

Anyone with a loved one deployed in military service is asked to call the church, toll-free, at (877) 453-1447.

Forest Hills' youth group is also moving in response to the tragedy. The youth and their leaders had a fund-raiser scheduled for the Sunday following the attacks. Instead of using the money for their own budget as planned, the youth decided to donate all proceeds to N.C. Baptist Men's Disaster Relief efforts.

"I just thought this was a great thing for the youth to do in response to this tragedy and a positive story in the midst of all this darkness," said Clint Scott, Forest Hills' associate pastor of youth. The group raised more than $1,500 to help with the efforts.

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