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Pastor Weeps at Gang Member's Vigil

Paco Amodar, a pastor in Little Village on Chicago's west side, lives in a neighborhood rife with gang violence. He tells the following story about being invited to lead a prayer vigil for a young man who had been gunned down by a rival gang.

When I arrived at the vigil, a large crowd of young people—including many known gang members—had already gathered around the sidewalk where I would be ...

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toyonobu kawasaki

December 09, 2013  9:14pm

This story is so good for me. I have a son who has LD in his brain. Untill I have this difficult kid ,I was so arrogant even though Id been a pastor . But from I had my son,I have realized that every young guys are so precious in God`s eyes. It just that they all have wounds or difficulties in their brains or hearts from their background. I hope to love them ,pray for them and apologize to them as a father.

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Sandra Giudice

December 09, 2013  11:32am

God Bless Pastor Paco Amodar. I believe he heard from heaven and reached many hurting young people. Instead of blaming the gang members he went right to the heart of the matter. Many fatherless need to hear this message. "When my mother or FATHER forsake me the Lord himself will take me up." Continue on Pastor Amodar in the grace and power of the Lord. And may he give you favor and a wide open door in this ministry.

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