Archive for the ‘Gangs’ Category

Here are two articles about last night’s Urban Dolorosa memorial service for those slain in Chicago since 2008. The include comments from Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/rahm-emanuel-michael-pfleger-urban-dolorosa-133044968.html

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/11/01/urban-dolorosa-march-honors-murder-victims/

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I attended the first Urban Dolorosa (the sorrowing city) memorial service last night at St. Sabina and it was very moving.  I attended the event in order to (1) support Chicago families that have lost children to this senseless violence, (2) to call out the people with guns and say, “stop the killing,” and (3) to ask God’s forgiveness for not doing more to stop this epidemic of death.  With this in mind, I’d like to pose the following question to you, “What are you doing to stop the madness?”  Your answer might start here. There are four more services this week. I highly recommend attendance and participation in this effort to curb or stop youth violence in Chicago. For more information on how to get involved, go to the Urban Dolorosa website at:

http://www.urbandolorosa.org/

 Make a difference.  Get involved.  Stop the violence.

Ron

the O-A`s was some down puto ricans I remember fighting with them almost every day back in the 80`s and 90`s I was a PALMER STREET GAYLORD my name was JOKER.

 

Hey Joker, sorry it took a while to post this, but I was away for a while. In any case, if you’d like to sit down and have a cup of coffee some day, I’d like to do that. Let me know.

 

Ron

im lookin 4 n old skool jiver nick name ears from da corner of washtenaw n crystal if u get dis holla at email hope 2 hear from u (miguel sierra)

and Miguel:

If you’d like to meet up and talk over coffee or something, give me a holler, OK?

Crossfire is beginning  a Prayer Calendar so that our partners can be praying for gang members 356 days of the year. To get a gang member that you know on this calendar, please send us his/her name and birthday. I’d like to know is/her affiliation but that is optional. Once I have received enough requests, I’ll put the Prayer Calendar so everyone can begin praying for the gang members as they appear on the calendar. You can respond to this website with a name or to our e-mail account (ganglifechicago@gmail.com).

Here’s a poignant poem from someone whe was forgotten by man. Can you identify with him? If so, let me know…

http://www.streetgangstyle.com/street_gangs/street-gang-articles/forgotten/

Please pray for Miquel Huerta who has been in Cook County jail since 2008.  Miquel (aka Sappo) is a MLD from Rockwell and North Avenue. God has plans for Miguel so please pray that God’s dreams for him will be realized

This is a very cool story about how one female G literally saw the light when she tried to commit suicide. It’s yet another example of how God still intervenes in the lives of people today. This young woman is now in school preparing for the rest of her life and working to help other Gs get out of the gang life and find a more meaningful life. Read it. I think you’ll be amazed! And don’t forget, God has a dream for you too! Ask Him about it.

http://www.streetgangstyle.com/street_gangs/street-gang-articles/yall-gang/

Some of you may be wondering the same thing, How do I get out of a gang? If you didn’t know who to ask or were to scared to ask, here is an answer that might help. Find it at:

http://www.streetgangstyle.com/street_gangs/street-gang-articles/gang-2/

If you want to find out what Gangbangers are talking about, go to Hoodup.com and sign up for an account. Lots of bragging, history, and information (along with a fair amount of misinformation), but its interesting, to say the least.  Caution: This site might be a little raw for some of you!

Here is an old article that still makes you think (and cringe). It’s a hard read but read it carefully and before you think about prison being “cool,” think how this story might apply to your own life.

http://www.streetgangstyle.com/street_gangs/street-gang-articles/real-gang-knowledge/

Another story about hard times on the streets: Go to :

http://www.streetgangstyle.com/street_gangs/street-gang-articles/life-easy/

Want to know more about the Church in the Hood and the Gsus Nation? Do you or your set have questions about how Jesus interfaces with gang life? I’m available to come talk with you, one-on-one or to a group of 5 or 10 (or 100!). I can also come and start a Bible Study for your set. Let me know. Call or e-mail me at rlg2@uchicago.edu and we’ll arrange a time to talk about who Jesus is and what he means to the Gs of Chicago.

Ron

I met Pac yesterday in Cook County Jail. He’s a Cobra from Armitage and Richmond (I believe).  I’d like to ask all you praying people out there to pray for Pac, the mother of his two kids, his mom and the rest of his family. And if you’re friends of Pac, let me know that too. I will be hearing from him and sharing books and articles with him too. I’d also like to have a chance to talk with his friends over in Cobra territory. Let me know. I’d like to share more about Gsus and the Church in the Hood.

Ron

Last week I shared a post about how gang life affects a Gs family. This is another post with the same message. If you think that your gangbanging doesn’t impact your family, think again. For more on how gangbanging affects a family, look at this:

http://www.streetgangstyle.com/street_gangs/street-gang-articles/leaving-family-gang/

Please pray for Minnie, her brother, and her entire family. God has a plan here. I will fill you in with more details if the opportunity should present itself.

 

Ron