Thursday, November 24, 2016


2016 I AM MY BROTHER’S KEEPER Days of Empowerment,Thanksgiving Weekend 

City PRIDE will host the 2016 I AM MY BROTHER’S KEEPER Days of Empowerment this Thanksgiving Weekend at HMC-Hunt Memorial Cathedral of Faith.   Bishop Alfonso Madden is the Founder of the community foundation and scholarship program aimed to uplift youth and families who have or who are facing challenges due to violence, poverty and other deficiencies, especially boys ages 12-24 who need strong mentoring and support during their formative years. Scholarships are provided to assist this group in continuing their education and proceeds raised during this weekend series will benefit the scholarship fund. 

Jarret Purdue from Chicago, Illinois, a mentor and minister will be the speaker. Elder Perdue has served as a Regional Director and Chaplain for the International Pentecostal Young People’s Union (IPYPU) of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. (PAW).  He is a musician and has traveled outside the USA as a leader helping to motivate inspire young people to put their lives on a positive track. 

The goal is to bring positive discussion, action and solutions to help advance Dumas/Desha youth and young adults and families beyond some of the challenging concerns that have occurred during the past few years along with other matters that have been ongoing that require the power of God and power of “oneness” to bring about a change and betterment for all the people in Dumas and southeast, Arkansas.  “We want people who are hearing about Dumas to hear what’s good in Dumas and what’s in positive motion to help guide and further advance our community.  I’m prayerful that this series will be a key part which will broaden this discussion and hopefully better engage the local groups to come together while at the same time allow the community to see that other leaders and programs are teaming up along the way,” stated Rev, Arthur L. Hunt, Jr., D.D., earlier. 

The program begins on Friday night, November 25th at 7pm and on Saturday evening at 6pm and all church, youth, civic and community programs and leaders are invited to attend. Additional details can be found by calling 870.382.2007.  

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