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WEST WILLIAMSON - A religious conference that is planned for the first weekend in May has caused excitement in many local churches in recent weeks, as they speak of the great need for spiritual healing, unity and love to sweep over the Tug Valley area.

The “Ignite Conference - Revival Crusade” has been scheduled for May 1-3 at the Williamson Field House. The service will begin nightly at 7 p.m., and will feature Pastor Kaleb Hanshaw, who serves as the conference co-facilitator. Breakout sessions are scheduled for all three days at 9 a.m. and again at 2 p.m.

Mike Carter, who also serves as a Mingo County commissioner, is one of the local organizers of this event and told the Daily News that he believes this is a time for churches to lay down their denominations and come together as a collective body of believers, no longer divided by the names over the church house doors.

The press release received from Hanshaw states that all religious denominations need to be united by the blood of Christ.

“As Christians, we can, and must, stand for what is right, and stand against the things that God teaches are wrong,” the pastor states. “Christians all over the world are being persecuted and killed for their faith. If the church doesn’t act soon, it will come to America. Our moral decay and financial debt tell us exactly where we are spiritually in this bankrupt nation.”

Hanshaw is urging all Bible-believing churches - all Christians - to come together for the Ignite Conference in unity in Christ for a special time of prayer, music, preaching and intercession for the Tug Valley region.

Joining Hanshaw for the Revival Crusade will be Josiah Johnson and Chris Mathis. The National Day of Prayer for Mingo County will be observed during this crusade, and is tentatively planned for Logan Street at noon on May 1.

For more information on this crusade, visit Hanshaw’s website at www.igniteawakening.com.

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