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'Restore the Dream' Highlights Need for Peace

Monday, 27 October 2014 08:32 AM Current | Bio | Archive

In September 2014 I accepted an invitation from Niger Innis of the Congress on Racial Equality (CORE) to join him in launching a new initiative Restore the Dream 2014.

After prayer and consideration, I took a week off from work to join Niger on what has turned out to be a whirlwind tour of revelation and mind boggling transformation of hearts and communities. Click here to see my Newsmax TV interview. What is our message?
  • Jobs — let the people work!
  • Life — let the people live long and prosper!
  • Family — let the people (spirit, soul, and body) heal!
  • Education – let the people know.
  • Security — let the people pray.
  • The word — “Let my people go!”
  • We are the people!
Pray for peace and justice!

From Oct. 20-25, 2014, we were on the road. It would be impossible to recount the names of all of the great and powerful leaders and community members whom we have either met for the first time or reconnected with.

They are great men and women in our network, and it would be a slight not to acknowledge them, if not by name, then at least by the spirit in which their contributions are received.

Here follows a condensed schedule of events. An unlikely coalition of conservatives and liberals are coming together in a way that only God can orchestrate. In some ways, Niger and I have agreed that he will take the “political” lead while I prayerfully focus on the spiritual aspects of the campaign.

That doesn’t mean that Niger doesn’t pray and that I don’t vote; of course we are united in our efforts. We each just do what we do best, while working on the road with Communications Director Joel, and publicists Dianne and Ruth from Brimstone Services.

What a team God has provided. And special thanks to all of our constant prayer partners; we wouldn’t want to try to do this without your help! God bless everyone! Much is unfolding throughout the nation as we undertake this assignment. There is a backlash against same-sex marriage making headlines, as is bias apparently shown by an openly gay judicial candidate. In Michigan, the faithful are uniting for freedom of religion and free speech.

My uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is often called a “black Moses.” We know that Moses went to his mountaintop, and so did Uncle M.L. I must admit that I sometimes feel like Moses may have felt; asking God “who am I that I should go across America proclaiming Jubilee?” And God responds to me and to you as well: “I will be with you!”

Well, on Oct. 20, 2014 a group of valiant warriors met at the MLK Mountaintop Memorial in DC and a new journey began. You can meet the growing company of leaders at our new website. God promises to be with us, and we ask you to join us at www.restorethedream2014.com.

Friends, not only did God bless us at the D.C. press conference and launch of www.restorethedream2014.com at the media blitz in New York City; and at a powerful voter education/prayer meeting in North Carolina with Dr. Johnny Hunter, Pastor P. L. Wooden, Bishop E.W. Jackson, and other powerful leaders; we kept going.

We went on to Ferguson, Mo., where our first stop was a “tent meeting” with the Ferguson Response team  headed up by longtime friend, J.T. (Jonathan Tremaine) Thomas and other Christian leaders. We arrived on day 19 of the meetings, where the testimonies of healings, deliverances and salvation from the 21-day tent meeting were overflowing throughout the Ferguson community.

The next day we joined Dr. A. Wayne Jones and other powerful spiritual leaders of the AAHMO Embassy Collaborative for a prayerful briefing regarding the state of Ferguson.

We departed their company for hopeful conversations with local officials including the mayor, police chief and a feisty state legislator.

As we were winding to a close, Niger was invited to speak to a men’s prayer group on Friday evening. His message was well received. Then finally, on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, there was the 21st day of the Ferguson Response tent meeting, where Jonathan hosted a panel which included our friend Lynne Jackson, the great-granddaughter of the historical liberator Dred Scott.

It was truly a blessing for Niger, Wayne Dupree, and I to follow her on the panel; and later to meet Pastor Elchel Johnson, pastor of Inspiring You Christian Church and uncle of Michael Brown. He gave a very powerful prayer at the tent meeting, which he had attended throughout.

All in all, this was an incredible tour bringing a message of faith, hope, love, and unity to a hurting world. Please stay tuned and pray with us as we all see how God is answering the united prayer in response to 2 Chronicles 7:14 and indeed all of the sincere and fervent prayers of the people.

God bless you until next time.

Dr. Alveda C. King grew up in the civil rights movement led by her uncle, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. She is a pastoral associate and director of African-American outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries. Her family home in Birmingham, Ala., was bombed, as was her father’s church office in Louisville, Ky. Alveda herself was jailed during the open housing movement. Read more reports from Dr. Alveda C. King —
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