Is it a Free Prayer or NOT?


One of the booths set up on Main Street during the Roswell, NM UFO Festival asked tourists to partake of a free prayer in their behalf. It was run by Rivers  of Life Outreach located on East Bland Street.

Upon closer inspection of the picture below, you will notice a black lettered Donation box to the right of the red lettered free prayer sign. One has to wonder if those passing the booth, in need of heavenly intercession, will just keep walking due to the pressure of the big donation box at  this free prayer service.

In around a 15 minute period on Thursday June 29, we did not notice a single individual or group requesting a prayer at this place situated in the middle of a closed Main Street in front of the Bows & Britches Botique Consignment business.

I guess selling religion is getting tougher and tougher these days even in conservative, religious right Alien City.


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    1. Jeanette Schaffe VP of rivers of life board of directors stated her women’s homeless shelter cannot afford to accept any new residents. Stella Franco declared the east bland venue will remain open come hell or high water.

      The altruistic Franco spent $4000 of her own money to replace the underfunded shelters oven. Roswell poet and philanthropist Craig Abalos is heading a funding initiative for poor homeless folks. Thanks Craig!!

      Manager Cathy Quintana said there are 4 children who will be booted due to the impending cold weather.

      Hopefully the city funded homeless shelter at 12th and Virginia near Cattle Barons restaurant will pick up the slack.

      1. Nice to see city council members tabitha Denny , Barry foster, Caleb grant, Juan oropesa, savino Sanchez and Art Sandoval(principal at the dangerous Mesa middle school) voted 6-3 against homeless shelter.

        Jason Perry did not even have guts to stick around and vote. And people wonder why the turnout for city council election is sooooo low!

      2. Abalos is also quite concerned about Monsanto’s creation of Frankenseeds with their pesticides. He wrote the DOJ regarding deleterious cross pollinaiton and the harm which would be imposed upon the food supply. Roswell needs more concerned citizens like him!

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