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Albany holds Easter Sunrise service

April 20, 2003

Albany- People from all walks of life, denominations and churches united as one for a special sunrise service. Rev. Ernest Davis from Bethel A.M.E. church delivered the message. He says he hopes his message helps people renew their faith.

Davis says, "I hope the message today people will leave with a hope, a renewed energy, vigor and a stronger faith." Not only were people celebrating Easter, they were also thankful that seven soldiers lived to see the sunrise again.

Gloria Evans Ford "Easter is really going to be special for those seven families. There prayers have surely been answered." Steve and Jenny Kovach have a son in Iraq, and they are not only praying for him but for all of the troops in the Middle East.

Jenny Kovach says, "Having a son in the war is tough and even if we didn't have one, we would be here on Easter to support all of the troops who are willing to put there lives on the line."

Because of songs, scriptures, and prayers, many people say they are hopeful the troops in Iraq will come home safely, just as their prayers were answered when seven soldiers walked on United States soil again.

Five South Georgia churches sponsored the sunrise service.

Posted at 11:15PM by Jocelyn.Maner@walb.com