Many pray for Pulaski County Schools | Families
Some people in Pulaski County want to plan for a safe, productive school year. They believe the path to doing that is prayer for teachers and students.That's why they decided to walk and pray for each school in the district Wednesday evening.
"I just pray for these coaches and the staff, that you will be with them God," said leader of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Michelle Simmons, as she prayed for with the Hawkinsville High School football team.
The evening was not only for prayer. Fifth grader Seth England said "It was one of my first time speaking in a big group."
He stepped out of his comfort zone, spoke out on his beliefs, and prayed for the school district.
"We're just so proud for our school. We're so proud for everything you've given us. We're just so thankful," said England as he locked hands with the group.
He says he joined the prayer walk because he was led to. Him and over a hundred people walked and prayed for smooth stride back to school.
"I think it was great. I definitely felt God's spirit with us today," said Simmons.
She and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes led the group Wednesday evening. Over the past three years about fifty people joined the annual walk this year she says over a hundred showed up.
"I'm glad that so many people could come out to join us in prayer and I think the school year is going to go great with this great start," said Simmons.
It took about an hour to make it to the high school, middle, elementary, and pre-K. For those who physically weren't able to walk all the way, a bus transferred them to each location.
"God has just given me the strength to walk," said Jeremy Woods who suffers from a leg injury after a skying accident from earlier this year.
"Just pray for the schools for them to have a great year. And It's feels pretty good to walk around with my leg so it's pretty good," said Woods.
Next year, the group believes more will join their march.