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Sorority and Fraternity members hold prayer vigil for three burned churches

Posted: 10:39 PM, May 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-21 23:39:51-04

Sorority and fraternity members gathered to pray for those affected by the church burnings in April.

Tonya Bolden-Ball with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, who organized the event said after hearing of the tragedies, she knew something had to be done.

“We really want people in the community to see unity. Unity and prayer is a powerful combination,” Bolden-Ball said.

Together they prayed prayers of healing, unity, strength, and restoration among others.

“What we (Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc) do and what we are all about is public service and public action, things that impact the communities that we live in. Once we were informed or made aware like most people were with the news, it was something that touched us deeply and moved us,” Sharon Barnett Starks said.

Members of all three congregations were in the audience. Gerald Toussaint, Pastor of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, said he is still overwhelmed by the with the outpour of love.

“When we first started, we thought we would be in this alone and evidently we are not alone and that lets me know. It helps us out and it builds you up spiritually, to let somebody know that someone cares enough to not leave you by yourself,” Toussaint said.