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Electra Prays For Its Future

Residents in the City of Electra gathered Thursday night at First Baptist Church in Electra to pray for those affected by the closure of one of the city's biggest employers.

Cameron International Corporation sent a letter to the city on Tuesday notifying it of its closure. The company is laying off 121 employees and Thursday residents gathered to pray for those affected.

Dr. Michael Watts, Pastor at First Baptist Church said his church decided to hold a prayer service to prayer for the workers affected and to unite the city.

"Putting everyone together right now hoping this is just going to unite a revival," said Dr. Watts.

It was not a packed congregation, but those Newschannel 6 spoke to said they were believers and have faith that God will see them through.

"We've always been able to overcome anything that's happened," said Rogers Lankford, longtime Electra resident. "We do come together and I think in a crisis the good will show."

The City of Electra has seen its share of hardships over the last couple of months. However, residents say now they are turning to their faith to see them through.

Judy Lane, Electra resident and member of First Baptist Church said the city has fought the fight but is now out of its hands.

"We want it our way but we have to turn it over to the Lord," said Lane. "He's the answer for everything."

Hazel Walser, was not a resident of Electra but said she too has faith that God can unite the City of Electra.

"He can change this town and bring it together," said Walser.

And through all the turmoil residents are optimistic about the city's future.

"Even when things seem to be at it's very worst, good people can pull together and Electra can bounce back," said Lane.

Jimmie Johnson, Newschannel 6

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