Local pastor rejects mandate

Rev. Dr. Paul Michael Raymond of Reformed Bible Church in Appomattox was one of almost a hundred citizens who gathered Saturday at Miller Park in Lynchburg. Their purpose? To gather together for a time of prayer for the State of Virginia and the nation.

The event was organized by a concerned citizen, Daniel Abbott. 

“From a biblical standpoint, God’s word tells us that if the people of God pray, that he will hear them and he will heal their land,” said Abbott. 

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