For nearly a year and a half, religious leaders and public officials in Crowley have been going out in their community to reduce crime in the city and that tradition continued tonight with monthly community corner street prayer.
“We are trying to march on the many ills of this community and trying to make right what should be right.” said Crowley Councilwoman Dr. Ezora Proctor.
Dr. Proctor explains it was because of the death of her son in 2016 in Houston and seeing crime spike in Crowley she started the pray until something happens movement in her city.
“We must make a difference and when I say we I mean, I’m not just talking about myself. I’m talking about the citizens of Crowley.” said Dr. Proctor
Prayer is just one part of it. The P.U.S.H movement has also helped create mentoring programs, town halls and cleaning the city.
Bishop James Proctor of the Acadia Parish School Board says this couldn’t have possible without everyone getting involved.
“We are praying that god will intervene and will stop the violence, stop the drug trafficking and continue to bless us in all that we strive to achieve in this community.” said Proctor.
Crowley Police Chief Jimmy Broussard believes the movement has been nothing but positive because it reinforces the bond between the public and its police department.
“We went from 8 homicides in 2016 to 2 in 2017 and it tells you the power of prayer does a lot and it makes a difference.” said Chief Broussard.
Proctor says the fight is far from over.
“We love this community. This community is just special to us and we want it to safe community.” said Proctor.
The community corner street prayer events are always on the 2nd Monday of the month at 5:30 in the evening.
They meet at the Greater Love Family Worship Center.