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The Call Detroit

It has been said often enough recently; there is no hope for Detroit. But thank God, there are thousands who believe God desires to change that and turn our nation and Detroit back to God.

It has been said quite often lately that there is no hope for Detroit because we have sufficiently destroyed and continue to destroy ourselves. But, thank God there are still thousands in the metro Detroit area who believe God has chosen Detroit as a staging ground for demonstrating great hope and healing for our nation.

In our days of success and prosperity Detroit was known around the world as a model to reproduce. A popular saying back then was, "As Detroit goes, so goes the nation and the world." We believe God wants to do it again right here in Detroit and southeastern Michigan.

Because we believe that with all our hearts, thousands are gathering  to fast and cry out to God in fervant prayer, daring to believe America could turn back to God and Detroit could be the catalyst. "The Call Detroit" will gather at Ford Field this weekend, Friday, November 11, at 6 p.m. - Saturday, November 12, 6 p.m. 

We are fully aware that we are gathering in a city that has been and is being mocked as a microcosm of our national crisis. A city whose extremely negative image displays economic collapse, racial tension, unusual and tangled corruption at every level, along with record shedding of the blood of our children in our streets and ...of our unborn. But that's the encouraging thing. Historically, in the Bible and in more recent decades, people have been prompted by God to fast and pray for a period of time, about their desparate circumstances and God responded to their desparate humilty, love for their city, repentance, and worship and did turn their city or nation back to God.

Because we have been challenged to do the same, thousands of Detroiters, Michiganders, and others have gladly embraced the sacrifices of prayer and fasting to ask God to turn our city and our nation around. So, we ask you to join us at Ford Field this weekend. This is a free event. The only cost is your sacrifice !                               

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Paul Bersche November 14, 2011 at 04:24 AM
Kathleen and Hassan: One thought. When speculating about money for this event please ask the people who know first hand. The leaders of The Call. There were some "out of town" donors who love God and love Detroit and Michigan. They along with the attendees funded this event and supplied additional funds to assist a ministry to people who live in unfortunate circumstances. Paul Bersche
Paul Bersche November 14, 2011 at 04:25 AM
SWarren Thanks for your encouragement Paul Bersche
Paul Bersche November 14, 2011 at 04:36 AM
Frank and Cathy: A little harsh don't you think? Especially when neither of you, apparantly, attended The Call Detroit. The old-timers used to say, "the proof is in the pudding." Or, the proof is in the results or...the consequences. Sorry you weren't there to experience the immense love for God, our great City, for individuals and groups in the City and the State to experience the fulfillment of their personal and corporate hopes that will have a resounding effect on the return to prosperity we used to know here in the Detroit area. Paul Bersche
Paul Bersche November 14, 2011 at 04:42 AM
Misinformation and Misinterpretation often lead to negative responses. Positive responses, not necessarily from those who agree, come from honest open-hearted reseach. One will always come to an uninformed conclusion when they begin with a premise that knows the conclusion they intend to prove. Paul Bersche
Cathy November 14, 2011 at 01:47 PM
Frank, I read a comment from you once you listen to Terry Gross' Fresh Air from Aug. 24th. Otherwise your responses prove my point.

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