Macon Church Holds Prayer Vigil for Trayvon Martin

10:48 PM, Jul 16, 2013   |    comments
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Tuesday night, Greater Friendship Baptist Church in Macon hosted a prayer vigil for Trayvon Martin.

Pastor Stephen Summerow says the trial divided many communities throughout the nation, including central Georgia.

He had different pastors from around Macon focus on four main points - unity, understanding, love, and peace.

Summerow says he wanted to lead people to prayer, instead of violence and protests.

"So many people had differing opinions, and when the verdict came down, people were upset because wounds were open from civil rights times, from other times when there was injustice. So now we look at this and we need to come together," he says.

Nine-year-old Jalisha Mathis says the vigil and the Martin case has taught her an important lesson.

"You should get over racism for like black, white, and asian people and sometimes come together when people need help and all that," she says.

Summerow wore a hoodie to close out the event and asked the audience not to judge others based on clothing, race, or economic status.

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