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First Responders Homicide PrayerWalk TONIGHT: Thursday, Jan 29th ~ 5:15-5:45 PM at 50th & Fort

Media Reports: Ray Patterson, 46, was shot last Monday about 5:30 p.m. in Norwick Park near 50th and Fort Streets and died Wednesday at the Nebraska Medical Center. This is the ninth criminal homicide this year compared to one last year at this time.
Directions: Meet at 5:15 PM TONIGHT at 50th & Fort.  We have little information on this and no contact with family yet. We will pray for family and into the violence this neighborhood has suffered.
Thank You for your Faithfullness! Violence was significantly down in 2014 and together it can be even lower in 2015.


Dave Gehrls
Christ For The City Omaha
About First Responders PrayerWalking:
• The Bible says that human bloodshed is violence to the land and all its inhabitants. First Responders helps to mobilize the body of Christ to timely onsite prayer at crisis events in our community. We want to say to victims and neighborhoods: “You are not alone! We are from churches all over Omaha coming together to stand united against violence.”
• First Responders PrayerWalks are a community response to violence. They are not prayer-vigils on behalf of the family. Family members are invited if we have contact info, and our team reaches out to care and minister to them as Jesus would.
• First Responders encourages people in neighborhoods to connect and get involved with local churches and organizations. We work to help people get to know their local police better, communicate, build trust and work with our police in reducing violence.
• In 2007 John Ewing and Dave Gehrls developed First Responders in partnership with Omaha 360, Empower Omaha, OPD, and other local groups.  More information is at or if you would like to be added to the First Responder team, send an email to Dave at with your personal contact info and the church you attend.
Click here for more about First Responders PrayerWalks

June 2020