Prayer Vigil in Support of #Bring Back Our Girls


Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virginia to host prayer vigil on Sunday, May 11th at 8 and 11 am worship services in support of the 300 school girls who were kidnapped from Nigeria.

Alexandria, VA-(May 10, 2014)- Alfred Street Baptist Church (ASBC), the oldest and largest African American church in Alexandria, Virginia, will Celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday, May 11th, 2014 with a prayer vigil at both the 8 and 11a.m. worship services-to raise awareness for all of kidnapped and missing girls and women.  Rev. Dr. Howard John Wesley, senior pastor, will lead the ASBC congregation in a special prayer for the 300 school girls who were kidnapped from Nigeria and for all kidnapped and missing girls and women worldwide. Nigeria remains one of eight countries with the highest rates of human trafficking in the world.

In a show of solidarity and support for the mothers of the abducted school girls in the Chibok Borno State region of Nigeria, ASBC plans to continue raising awareness of human trafficking by PRAYING FOR OUR GIRLS.  Members and volunteers of Alfred Street Baptist Church will join together in the global effort to BRING BACK OUR GIRLS. “We here at Alfred Street Baptist Church are committed to empowering African American girls and women through education, spiritual guidance and more importantly prayer – through our PRAY FOR OUR GIRLS  prayer vigil on Sunday, May 11th-Mother’s Day. We are supporting the “#BRING BACK OUR GIRLS” global movement and whole heartedly denounce violence of any kind against girls and women of all ages and ethnicities.” states, Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley, senior pastor, Alfred Street Baptist Church.  ASBC will distribute thousands of free PRAY FOR OUR GIRLS signs (while supplies last) to all in attendance at our Sunday services. We will ask everyone in attendance to participate in a church-wide photo in support of the #BRING BACK OUR GIRLS campaign. Many people ask what can I do, I don’t have any money, and I can’t travel to Nigeria, what can I possible do?  One can PRAY. “We here at Alfred Street Baptist Church know that there is power in prayer and prayer can change any situation.” continued, Pastor Wesley. Millions of African-American girls and women go missing daily both locally and globally including Relisha Rudd, the 8-year-old girl that has been missing from the homeless shelter in Washington, DC since February.  “Brazen abductions and violence against our girls and women must STOP. “states, Pastor Wesley.

We would like to invite you to lend your support to this initiative by attending Alfred Street Baptist Church, located at 301 S. Alfred Street in Old Town Alexandria, VA with your friends, and family or WATCH OUR SERVICES LIVE ONLINE ON SUNDAY, MAY 11TH.

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