Albuquerque church heads to Clovis for support

Joy Wang

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — After Monday’s shooting at a Clovis library, New Beginnings Church in Albuquerque is working on helping their friends in southeast New Mexico.

Pastor Richard Mansfield plans to take members of his congregation down to Clovis Wednesday to pray with the community and help them heal.

“We need to start being there to help in any way shape or form, a spiritual aspect, the mental health aspect to counsel people to minister to the people, to pray with people,” he said.

It’s a response to grief when so much fear has affected the small city in New Mexico.

“It has really created a spirit of fear that’s gripping Clovis,” Mansfield said. “It’s not just Clovis. I mean again we’re four hours away and we’re feeling it here. Parents are even saying … they’re saying, ‘Oh my God. What is happening in our world today? What’s happening in our schools?'”

Mansfield hopes to change that uncertainty one prayer at a time.

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