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Mayor Sullivan hosts prayer breakfast

DERON TALLEY, EDITOR @dvillechief
Breakfast was served the National Day of Prayer Breakfast event hosted by Mayor Leroy Sullivan, Sr. at the Lemann Center.

The country honored May 2 as the National Day of Prayer and in Donaldsonville, Mayor Leroy Sullivan, Sr. made sure the community was part of the event, hosting his annual National Day of Prayer Breakfast at the Lemann Center in Donaldsonville.

Sullivan’s program was put together by Tracy Marquette and had several people from various organizations and businesses from the parish and city attend such as; Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley, the City of Donaldsonville employees, and representatives from the Ascension Parish School Board Office and staff.

The program was prayer filled with various community leaders talking to God about help in improvement of the military, government, church, media and family in the United State, just to name a few.

Donaldsonville native, Mildred Woods was assigned to present a charge to those who attended the ceremony. Her message was for the people to be encouraged in the Lord and to “go and be the light.”

“There is no need for us to lose hope s long as Jesus is the light of the world,” Woods said in her charge message.

In the end, Sullivan stood at the podium to give thanks first to God and secondly to the people who attended the event as he said it was instrumental in the success of any community. Sullivan told the audience that he was diagnosed with diabetes at the end of March. However Sullivan assured the listeners that he has no worried because he believes God is “everything but short of His word.”

Sullivan also said the hope of Donaldsonville isn’t in him, but rather in Jesus Christ. He said prayer is key and we should always remember that in all the things we face in life.

“Because of your prayers,” he said, “the city, state and nation will be alive again.”