LIFESTYLES: Moms in Touch celebrates 25 years with day of prayer

LAWRENCEVILLE -- Gwinnett County school-aged children will be the focus of four hours of prayer and fasting next week as Moms in Touch International will celebrate its 25th anniversary from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 14 with a day of prayer called Arise, Cry Out! at area churches. This event will include praise music and inspiring talks from Fern Nichols, founder and president of MITI.

Arise, Cry Out! is the organization's first event inviting all women in the community to attend without being members.

MITI has more than 17,000 groups worldwide for Christian mothers. The organization forges connections and builds communities of mothers with a common love for their children.

According to Julie Ouellette, area coordinator for Moms in Touch International in Gwinnett County, groups provide hope to mothers who want to spiritually protect their children from modern life's challenges. They work to positively impact their children's lives through prayer and intercession. Ouellette said that groups help women safeguard their children's faiths at public school.

"I have seen countless miracles for our children as well as many answered prayers," Ouellette said.

Arise, Cry Out! will take place at Shadowbrook Baptist Church in Suwanee, Perimeter Church in Duluth and First Baptist Church in Snellville. More than 1,500 host sites around the world will participate. Moms in Touch International invites all women who want to pray for schools to the event.

"They can do something spiritual for their schools by uniting in prayer," Ouellette said.