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Making a difference: not-so-silent prayer

By Ty Johnson
Published in News on March 4, 2013 1:46 PM

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Pastor Gregory Jones prays at The Place of Refuge Ministries on Slocumb Street on Feb. 27. Every Wednesday at noon since last October the church has broadcast prayers by Jones and members of his congregation over loudspeakers located outside the front and back of the church for neighbors to hear. The weekly ritual began in response to an increase in violence in the community. The prayers can be heard for several blocks.

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Arlinda Raiford sits in prayer during one of the church's weekly prayers.

Each Wednesday, for 30 minutes, the south end of Goldsboro is awash in prayer. From Devereaux Street to Hugh Street and along South Slocumb Street from East Elm to Olivia Lane, a booming voice asks God's blessings on Goldsboro...

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