ST. LOUIS — A church in north St. Louis wants to bring awareness to violent crimes and murders of children in the area.

Williams Temple Church of God In Christ said it will start a fasting on Dec. 2.

‘The police, community and government officials are doing what they know to do, but the deaths of our children are yet on the rise,’ A press release said.

In the City of St. Louis, 13 children were killed this summer. In the St. Louis area, there have been 27 children who were fatally shot.

‘We are fasting and praying to combat the violent crimes and murders that have plagued St. Louis and our nation,’ A flyer said.

The prayer and fasting will begin on Dec. 2 at 9 a.m. and go through Jan. 10, 2020.

Types of fasting the church suggests:

Daniel’s fast – www.daniel-fast.com

No food, water only fast

Fast to dinner

Juice only fast

No pleasant bread fast

Williams Temple Church of God In Christ will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week during the fast. It is located at 1500 N. Union Boulevard.

For more information, contact Mrs. Shirley Wooten at 314-583-0610.

CUT SHORT

‘CUT SHORT: Unsolved Killings of St. Louis Children’ is an initiative of KSDK 5 On Your Side and its community outreach program, "Project 5," to raise awareness of the unchecked violence against children in the city of St. Louis from the summer of 2019 to present.

We're dedicated to telling their stories, following the criminal investigations and shining a light on the reasons for gun violence in our city. We won't let up.

Please join us in this important campaign seeking justice for our youth by sharing these stories about their young lives cut short, reaching out to elected officials and supporting the worthy organizations in St. Louis working to make our city's neighborhoods safer places to raise families.

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