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Local churches look to God

By Staff
PRAYERS Chrissy Denson, foreground, and Casey Pope went to First Baptist Church of Meridian this morning to pray for those killed and for the fate of the nation. Photo by Paula Merritt/The Meridian Star
By Fredie Carmichael/The Meridian Star
Sept. 11, 2001
Meridian churches opened their doors today for prayer as local residents searched for comfort and guidance in the wake of terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.
Leake also urged the community to pray for the nation's leaders: "With the nation in the state of danger, we need to pray for our country's leadership."
Leake said that he spoke with Meridian Mayor John Robert Smith this morning; the mayor gave Leake his blessings and said to continue to pray.
Bishop Dennis Huggins, pastor of First Apostolic Church of West Meridian, said he believes this could be the beginning of the end. He said he preached a sermon Sunday from the book of Ezekiel in which the Bible speaks of the end of time.
Huggins said he plans to keep the doors of his church opened for "as long as is needed".

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