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Events scheduled to discuss Awaken Tennessee month of prayer, fasting

Sheldon Livesay • Nov 23, 2019 at 3:30 PM

ROGERSVILLE — Events are scheduled Sunday and Monday in Kingsport and Rogersville to discuss how area Christians can participate in the Awaken Tennessee 30 days of prayer and fasting beginning Jan 26, 2020.

Terry and Barbi Franklin, musicians from Nashville, will be at Crossroads United Methodist Church in Allandale at 10 a.m. Sunday as well as at the East Rogersville Baptist Church Monday at 7 p.m. to explain how this effort will work.

They will lead in a time of worship before detailing how churches can join the 30 days of prayer and fasting.

In January, prayer packets will be delivered to any church and church member willing to pray for their family, church, community, state and nation. But one additional request will be that each participant commit to choose 15 people they know and pray for them daily as well.

In Nashville this past January, Pastor Dave Clayton started a movement that drew 400 churches to participate and distributed tens of thousands of prayer packets.

A company created their packets, which had the name of every Nashville resident divided up by 15 into the prayer packets which included postcards to mail to the person they prayed for.

Every name was taken and the effort was considered so successful that Clayton is leading Nashville to do it again in January 2020, inviting all of Tennessee to join with him.

The Franklins, who were professional Christian musicians in Nashville, will be state leaders and will be making stops in East Tennessee explaining how Awaken Tennessee will work. They are looking for community leaders for towns and cities who can promote the idea to the churches where they live.

During the Sunday and Monday events, the Franklins will lead in a time of worship, and then explain the purpose of the packets.

The Franklins have worked with groups to bring revival for the last 15 years. They are known and respected in Nashville as songwriters and musicians with Dove Awards.

They have sung with the Gaithers, Billy Graham, Jim Cymbala and the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, Focus on the Family, David Jeremiah, Kay Arthur, Gary Smalley, Don and Tim Wildmon and the American Family Association. They have stepped into what they call a higher calling of prayer and worship ministry.

For more information, contact Sheldon Livesay at Of One Accord Ministry at 923-0864