August 5, 2019 | Pam Faraone
My husband, Sam, and I have lived in El Paso, Texas for 35 years. Sam has been a city chaplain for 27 years, serving the Police Department, Fire Department, and Fire Medical Services. We have both served the DEA as chaplains, and I supported both the Texas and Southwestern Border Sheriff’s Coalitions for 5 years, was appointed to the National Sheriff’s Association Chaplain Committee, facilitated the Border Sheriff’s Posse Prayer Network and founded Border School. For many years I have attended the monthly Law Enforcement breakfast for the leaders of the Law Enforcement community both in El Paso and on Fort Bliss, and currently give the invocation at the breakfasts. As I write this, my husband is at the reunification center waiting with families to learn the fate of their loved ones.
These prayer requests come in the wake of the horrific shooting at an El Paso Walmart on Saturday morning, August 3.
Our first reports were of a shooting at Cielo Vista Mall and a shooting at the Walmart next door, which is on the same property. There was also a report of a shooter a little further down Interstate 10, at Costco. When the dust settled, the actual incident took place at Walmart, and it was horrific. It will take a long time to heal.
One of the special things about El Paso is that the Law Enforcement community is well known for being one of the most unified in the nation, with federal, state, county and local agencies working extremely well together. When the heads of federal agencies rotate into El Paso, without exception they are amazed at the cohesiveness of the Law Enforcement community.
Please join us in praying that…
- those 25 hospitalized in serious and critical condition will live and not die
- the families of the 22 confirmed lost (5 children) will be comforted and supported
- the churches of El Paso will be unified and favored to minister the healing grace of Jesus
- the community will know exactly how to rally around and support Law Enforcement
- the community of El Paso will be united and experience healing
- attempts by anyone to politicize this tragedy will be thwarted
- the fruit of this evil incident will break people’s hearts and draw them to the Lord, bringing an awakening that will affect the nation
With MUCH gratitude for each one who stands with El Paso as we heal.
(By Pam Faraone, New Day Ministries International)