COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Muscogee County Sheriff Donna Tompkins sponsored a prayer gathering Thursday at Evangel Temple in Columbus.
The faith community prayed for the challenges facing the Chattahoochee Valley in 2018.
"We want to start off 2018 partnering with the faith community and as the year has gone by, obviously our city is in need of prayer. Our communities are in need of prayer and our city officials are in need of prayer," said Sheriff Tompkins.
During their prayers, attendees focused on God's protection and guidance in the new year. They also asked for guidance for the Valley's leaders and the community as a whole.