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Verbatim: Prayer services set in Fort Wayne homicides

Statement issued Wednesday:

Three Heal The Land Services will take place on Friday December 31, starting at 12:15 p.m. Leaders of the service will meet at 555 E. Rudisill Blvd. where the death of Marvell L. Fair, 31, took place.

Then participants will go to 1301 Wabash Ave for a service where it was discovered that three year old Jezaih King died a year ago.

Lastly a service will be held at 2020 S. Harrison St., where Yahree J. Cavin, 23, was shot. This was a police shooting and all indications are that it was an officer acting properly to an unfortunate situation. We will be using a slightly different format at this service because of the nature of the homicide.

About Heal the Land Prayer Services

Heal the Land Prayer Services are held at the site of homicides in Allen County by the members of the Peace and Justice Commission of Associated Churches and any interested citizens. The services are generally held on Saturdays within two weeks of the homicide. Unless otherwise noted, the service is held at 12:15 p.m. and lasts approximately 15 minutes.

About Associated Churches

Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County was founded in 1944 and includes over 130 churches as members. Its programs include the Food Bank System, Rising Stars Ministry and A Baby's Closet.

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