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Monday, July 10, 2006

After some delay ...

Okay, so we're back to monitoring the web for great articles and opinions that example good Christian-influenced journalism in the secular media.

On such piece I found on was titled, "Local churches help battle gangs with God" written by Aaron Burgin for the Potterville Reporter in Potterville, CA (7/10/06).

The story tells of how churches in Potterville are battling the insurgence of gangs in their community. He starts the piece creatively by quoting Pastor Iglesia Emmanuel as he addressed a news-making rally:

"We ask you touch our hearts tonight," prays Roman Hernandez, pastor of Iglesia Emmanuel, in front of a growing crowd on the grass of Centennial Park Plaza on a sultry Saturday afternoon. "And that we not do our will, but your
will." The crowd responds in amen agreement.

Most in the gathering across the street from City Hall are families; fathers, mothers, brothers and sisters who said they believe the best way to keep the youth away from gangs is through God. ...

Unfortunately, Aaron's well-written article didn't include a recognizable scripture passage so it doesn't qualify for the Amy Writing Awards. With such a wide audience on the web, we encourage Aaron to seek to qualify in his next article.

Aaron, keep up the good work!

Submitted by Bruce Umpstead


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