Havelock joins nation in day of prayer

Published: Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 09:03 PM.

The Rev. Tom Roberts, of Liberty Christian Church, offered prayers for Havelock and its city leaders.

“We wish for prosperity on this city,” he said. “We wish that You grant us favor that this city will grow and this city will prosper and this city will be something that others come to see.”

Before his prayer, Roberts said that he had served as pastor of Liberty Christian for more than 25 years.

“I think there’s been a slogan curse that has been spoken over Havelock,” he said. “People have said ‘Havenot, North Carolina.’ But since I have the podium, and we’re sitting here at City Park, I break that curse in the name of Jesus Christ and say that it’s not Havenot, North Carolina but Have-a-lot, North Carolina. This is a wonderful town, a wonderful town, so I am honored to be praying for the city.”

The Rev. Travis Crocker did not introduce himself to the crowd as he took the stage.

“I don’t really care if you know my name,” he said. “What I’m more interested in is that you know who my God is. I serve an awesome God. I’m nobody. I’m nothing. I’m dirt. But, God gives me the opportunity to live such a wonderful life and to live in a free country where we can worship Him and we don’t have to fear persecution.”

Crocker said a prayer for churches to work together for the betterment of the community.

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