SIOUX CITY – Time to Revive volunteers traveled to various locations in Sioux City this week to pray, offer support and encourage others to worship Jesus Christ.
Time to Revive partners with a local church in each community to bring believers of all faiths together and inspire them to obey the Great Commission to go out and make disciples, according to the nonprofit’s Richardson, Texas website. lucrative. The organization began a week-long prayer rally in Sioux City on Monday in partnership with Heartland Community Baptist Church.
Heartland member and Time to Revive volunteer Ed Reising said the group prayed at several locations around town, including the Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office, the Sioux City Police Department, and elementary and intermediaries. Time to Revive even stopped by the Journal’s office on Thursday afternoon to offer information, support and prayers to staff.
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“We’re here to support them. There’s a remnant of people who want to help them do well. We know there’s a lot of things working against them — a lot of negativity,” Reising said, responding Time to Revive volunteers. visits have been extremely positive.
In a letter, Sioux City Mayor Bob Scott asked local churches to “gather in unity” for the prayer rally, which runs through Sunday. The letter was posted on Heartland’s social media accounts on Tuesday.
“As Mayor of Sioux City, Iowa, I am grateful to the local churches who are here to meet the practical and spiritual needs of our community,” Scott said in the letter. “During this time, we will pray for the businesses, government, education, media, arts and entertainment, families and churches in the Siouxland area. I wish all aspects of our community to flourish. , and know that with God and through faithful prayer, everything is possible.
“The purpose of this week-long prayer gathering is for the local body of Christ to cultivate a heart for its own community. In doing so, with God’s help, the church will be able to see and respond to the needs tangible and spiritual lives of individuals during these difficult times.”
Asked by a Journal reporter about the letter on Thursday, Scott, who is a member of Heartland, said his pastor was “very involved in the process.” He expressed no concern that people of other faiths might feel left out and noted that the letter was not written on city letterhead and that no city funds had not been spent.
“I wrote letters for Muslim activities and other things. I don’t use the city stationery. I’m not concerned. I would support other activities,” he said. “I think I have the right as a private citizen to send this. I’m the mayor. I think I have that right, so I exercised that right.”
Reising said the group also holds a prayer time and revival meeting at Heartland every day, beginning at 7 p.m. He said more than 300 people showed up at once and the event grew bigger each night. He said more evangelistic work is planned for October.
“We are working to get 1,500 workers involved in this in the community,” he said.