Saving Our Youth prayer breakfast is Saturday in Goshen

Published 10:52 pm Monday, March 25, 2019

The Saving Our Youth Organization will host a Community Prayer Breakfast from 9 until 11 a.m. Saturday at 5971 Highway 29 in Goshen.

Expectations are high for the first Community Prayer Breakfast and Lashonda Spikner Martin said that it is being planned as an annual event.

Martin founded the Saving Our Youth Organization in June 2017 along with her husband Clyde H. Martin III. The organization has a 10-member board of directors.

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“The purpose of the Saving Our Youth Organization is to promote and help local and all areas of youth,” Martin said. “Children are our future and we have a charge as adults to assist and build them up.  It still takes a village to raise a child. We want to be the example for our future leaders.”

Pastor Lacheston Tyron Moore of Birmingham will be the guest pastor for the breakfast.

“Pastor Moore is a graduate of Troy University and is a computer technician for Blue Cross Blue Shield in Birmingham,” Martin said. “Pastor Moore is a phenomenal speaker and pastor. He is excited to be coming back to his college hometown. Saving Our Youth Organization joins Pastor Moore in inviting all of the Troy University brothers of the Phi Beta Sigma fraternity, present and past, and the sorority sisters of Zeta Phi Beta to attend this event.”

Other Ministers in attendance will be Minister Katrina Harris Hardison of Eufaula, Minister T.K. Ware of Montgomery, Minister Shantell Barrow of Troy, Minister Felicia Jackson of Faith Alive Church of Montgomery, Minister Kim P. Carroll Founder of Faith Forward Ministries in Dothan and Sister Jacquelyn Williams Patterson of Troy.

Martin said the prayer breakfast is an opportunity for Troy and the surrounding communities to come together in one accord and pray for local communities, schools, cities and the nation.

“The Saving Our Youth Organization will continue the race in saving as many youth as we can,” Martin said. “Our theme for this event is ‘Bridging the Gap between Youth and Adults in 2019.’ All attendees are asked to render a five-dollar donation. Anyone who wants to come but doesn’t have the donation can still come for free. This prayer breakfast is open to the public. We love people and want them to know that.”

Martin said the proceeds raised will go to the organization’s scholarship fund. Scholarships will be awarded to students in different schools in and around our area. Eight vendors will also be on site.

The Saving Our Youth Organization’s Community Prayer Breakfast will include a full breakfast with live entertainment provided by recording artist and musician Dion Hawkins of Montgomery.

“Minister Shandalyn White of Troy will offer our Praise and Worship Service to usher in the presence of the Lord,” Martin said.

For more information, contact Martin and 334-268-8021.