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Milledgeville group holding prayer vigil about recent shootings in city
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Estella Ellison says doesn't like the change she's seen in her hometown of Milledgeville.

The 20 drive-by shootings police reported in the city and county since July, particularly bother her.

That's why she's turning to her prayer organization, the Mighty Move of God Prayer Line.

Barbara Ross answers calls on the line.

"A lot of people are depressed. A lot of them call in and have drug addictions, different addictions. They need prayer, they need a word from God," Ross said.

She also lives in Milledgeville and says the gun violence in the last few months left a cloud over the community.

"It's very devastating. It's scary," said Ross, "You're scared to go out at night. You never know what's gonna happen."

The group will give out toys, food and pray with people who come to the Graham Homes basketball court on Saturday.

Ellison's husband, Pastor Gregory Ellison, says they're hosting the event to show the community they care.

"I believe that people are sometimes doing things because they hurt, because things are not available," he said, "So what we have to do is we have to reach out and we have to give back."

The event will take place Saturday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the basketball court on Pritchard Road in Milledgeville.

The number for the Mighty Move of God's Prayer Line is 712-432-1500.


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