|A Small Town Defeats Drug Dealers and Affects a Nation||
|By dstrickland | 7 Apr 2009|
May 2009 will be the fifth anniversary of the Manchester/Clay County, Kentucky, March Against Drugs which CBN described as The March Heard around the World. Their example has spread to towns across America.
Eastern Kentucky was described as the painkiller capital of America until the pastors and concerned citizens of this area came together in repentance and prayer to tell the drug dealers that they were no longer welcome to poison their community with illegal drugs. Now Manchester is referred to as the City of Hope because God changed Clay County.┬á
Rev. Doug Abner, a pastor in Manchester and key leader of the march, has been invited by many counties to tell them how they could take their own communities back from the plagues of methamphetamine and prescription pain killers. Working in conjunction with Rev. Abner and other pastors and community leaders, Rev. Clayton Arp has developed the concept of Lifeline. Lifeline coordinates churches, law enforcement, courts, and other agencies in local communities to provide non-residential assistance for drug addicts and their families.
Their efforts and the work of many others in the region have motivated Christians in more than thirty counties in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, Georgia, and Mississippi to minister to addicts and their families. Lives are being transformed.
Living Free provides small group training and curriculum used by the many churches and organizations ministering in these counties. If you are interested in knowing more or in contacting those mentioned in this story, call us at 423.899.4770 or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.