The murder rate in New Orleans is ten times the national average, and instead of staying at home and mumbling that those criminals “need Jesus,” 76-year-old Millie Campbell is on the scene praying that the crime will stop. She claims that Jesus called her to her mission to “pray the crime away” by organizing groups of women to drive through New Orleans’ worst neighborhoods and ask the Lord for help (while also providing a neighborhood watch function that has to reduce crime at least a little bit). Watch:
This news report is sweet, sad, and inspiring all at the same time. While Ms. Campbell is a wonderful person for spending her time and faith helping the city in her own way, in an ideal world she’d be living out her golden years in a rocking chair doing some knitting and watching her stories.