Hispanic churches march to spread messages of hope, love
About 150 people carried handwritten posters and spoke through megaphones aiming to spread their messages of hope, love and Jesus Christ as they marched down Yosemite Avenue.
Marchers, who departed from the Department of Social Services and ended at Courthouse Park, were mostly members of Hispanic churches around town.
Put on by the Asociación de Ministros Evangelicos de Madera (Evangelical Ministerial Association of Madera), the march has been done for eight years, said Rev. Jesus Mendez of Templo Fuente de Salvación (Temple Fountain of Salvation).
“We do this every year to pray for local authorities because in the Book of Jeremiah it says that you must pray for the town you live in and ask for peace,” he said. “We have the responsibility to pray for our local authorities so that God will enlighten them and so that our city will prosper and we’ll find peace.” ...