American Family Association of Kentucky

American Family Association of Kentucky

Action Center

Action Alert

Join in Gov. Bevin's Call to Reclaim our Communities

Join in Gov. Bevin's Call to Reclaim our Communities

We adopted a street and pray that you will too.

When you show up at someone's house to pray for them it says "I care about you." (So in other words, if I didn't really care about you, I would have just stayed home.) It was God who sent me here to pray for you so I know it is important.  - Frank G Simon

Here is the Governor's message
You can share this link on your social media pages by clicking on the link below:
Gov. Bevin Invites Kentuckians to Play a Part in 'Reclaiming Our Communities'


Gov. Bevin Invites Kentuckians to Play a Part in 'Reclaiming Our Communities'

Gov. Bevin met with more than 400 faith leaders and concerned citizens at Louisville's Western Middle School on Thursday June 1, 2017 to address the epidemic of violence gripping the heart of Kentucky's largest city.

He invited churches and other community groups to commit to "adopt" an inner-city neighborhood block to visit 2-3 times per week over the course of the next year-respectfully walking the perimeter in teams of 3-10 individuals to pray for and get to know local residents.

"I truly believe we're going to see a difference in this city," said Gov. Bevin. "I personally believe in the power of prayer. I've seen it evidenced in our community and across others."

"Don't lose sight of this: these are the sons and daughters of Louisville and Kentucky," he said. "We owe it to each other to have each other's back on this."

Please click the following links to access pertinent resources:

Presentation from Gov. Bevin's "Reclaiming Our Communities" message https://www.dropbox.com/s/25.../PowerPoint%20Presentation.pdf...

Maps of Louisville-Jefferson County homicides:
2015
https://www.dropbox.com/s/.../Louisville%20Murders%202015.pdf...

2016
 https://www.dropbox.com/.../Lou...Murders202016.pdf...

2015-17
 https://www.dropbox.com/.../Lou,,,Murders...2015-2017..

Listing of potential Louisville-Jefferson County neighborhood blocks to "adopt"
https://www.dropbox.com/s/.../50%20Blocks%20-%20Louisville.pd...

"Do we still need economic, political and law enforcement solutions? Of course we do," noted Gov. Bevin. "This will not take their place but we feel it will make a real difference."

For more information or to commit to "adopt" a block, please contact Adrienne Southworth at reclaim@ky.gov.
 


If you live outside of Jefferson county, you can adopt this model for you county. 

Here is a summary of the power point presentation:
TIME 
* One year committment
* Minimum of 2-3 times each week
* Make every effort to come on same days and at same time every week
* Multiple times per day based upon group's desire
* 30 minutes max per pass around block
* Consistency matters!



ACTIONS
 * No signs
 * No chanting
 * No recorded music
 * No bullhorns or microphones
 * No denominational advertising
* No political gear of any kind
* No interviews with media while connected with community



ENGAGEMENT
* Encourage residents to join along as you walk
* Assign not less than 3 and not more than 10 members as core group
* Recruit additional members so you can manage more blocks
* Spread the word through church bulletin or organization newsletter
* Post photos/updates on social media




GREATEST NEED (Source: Pegasus Institute)
Zip codes 40203, 40210, 40211, 40212 and 40215.
 

We have started praying on our block and hope that you will start a prayer walk too.
 

 Click on the link below (or download the attachment) to pick your block to "adopt" for your prayer walk: https://www.dropbox.com/s/.../50%20Blocks%20-%20Louisville.pd...

Then email Adrienne Southworth at reclaim@ky.gov and let her know what block you have chosen.


You can share this link on your social media pages by clicking on the link below:
Gov. Bevin Invites Kentuckians to Play a Part in 'Reclaiming Our Communities'

Please forward this to your pastor, Sunday School teacher and friends in Jefferson county.
Print and share with your friends at church.
 


Frank G Simon MD
Director, American Family Association of KY
President, Tea Party of KY
email

Source: Kentucky.gov
Recipients
    Guidelines
    Message
    Remaining: 0
    Message
    Remaining: 0
    Suggested Message
    Message
    Remaining: 0
  • Hide
    • Phone Number
      Please call this number:
      Phone Script
      Response Report

      Your code has been sent!

      Please do not close this window. Minimize the window instead. You will need to come back to this window to enter your code.

      We have sent an email to ... with a verification code. If you do not see it within the next five minutes, please check your spam/junk mail folder.


      If you did not receive your verification email, click cancel and check that you entered your email address correctly.

      Enter Your Info




      VoterVoice