IF HE CAN TRANSFORM A COUNTRY.... HE CAN TRANSFORM OUR CITY!
George Otis - "TRANSFORMATIONS" Documentary
Imagine a community where 92 percent of the population is born-again; where city jails have been closed for lack of crime; where agricultural productivity has reached biblical proportions. Imagine a city where 60,000 Christians jam the municipal soccer stadium for all-night prayer vigils every 90 days; where a multi-billion dollar drug cartel has been brought to its knees. Don't imagine... believe! Journey with host George Otis, Jr. to transformed communities on three continents.
Louisiana had the nation's highest murder rate for the 29th straight year in 2017 (every year since 1989) and New Orleans had the nation's 4th highest murder rate (cities 250K+) marking the 30th straight year in the top 5 (not including 2005).
Baton Rouge, La was ranked #1 in the world for incarceration, #1 in the Nation for HIV/Aids, and has one of the highest homicide rates per capita.
IT IS TIME FOR CHANGE!
2 Chonicles 7:14 says,
If MY people, called by MY name will humble themselves, pray and seek my face, turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and I will forgive their sin and I will HEAL THEIR LAND!
Can we come together united over a common enemy that has taken our city captive?
ONLY THROUGH UNITY WILL WE SEE THE POWER OF GOD BRING FORTH TRUE CHANGE AND HEALING TO OUR LAND!
BATON ROUGE, LA
In 2016, there were 346 opioid-related overdose deaths in Louisiana—a rate of 7.7 deaths per 100,000 persons—compared to the national rate of 13.3 deaths per 100,000. The main driver of opioid-related overdose deaths through 2012 was prescription opioids. Since then, heroin and synthetic opioids have increased dramatically. From 2012 to 2016, heroin and synthetic opioid-related overdose deaths increased from 51 to 149 deaths and from 19 to 89 deaths, respectively.
What is a city worth?
What would it be worth to really see our city changed? Is it possible?
Can GOD change a city like Baton Rouge, La.?
-Louisiana has the highest per capita incarceration rate in the United States, with 816 people in prison for every 100,000 residents. That’s nearly double the national average.
-Nearly 35,700 people are incarcerated today. The number of prisoners has grown 30 times faster than the state’s population since the late 1970s.
-One in three people return to prison in Louisiana within three years of release.