For more than 10 years Faith
in Faith has been helping its town celebrate independence.
The small town — population 600 — hosts a weeklong
celebration each year, a tradition born during World War II when a parade was
organized to celebrate returning veterans.
“All of that brings thousands of people into our small town,”
said Ann Barton via email.
Barton, along with other church members, set up a booth in Faith
The church planned to give away 600 Bibles along with
patriotic bracelets, pencils, coins with the 10 Commandments, fans, etc.
“We also have a Prayer Request basket where people can write
prayer requests and leave them and our church members pray over those requests
each night before leaving,” Barton said.
Members gathered recently to stamp Bibles and to pray over
the materials that will be distributed. Various classes and groups in the
church volunteer nightly — except Sunday — to give away these “trinkets” as
well as water.
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