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Nuggets Of Wealth for Life and Health: Focus On the City!!

And having shod your feet in preparation [to face the enemy with the firm-footed stability, the promptness, and the readiness produced by the good news] of the Gospel of peace. (Ephesians 6:15)

Hey Neighbor!

Several months ago, a friend of mine, Alonzo Perrin Jr., asked me to participate with his annual, ‘Focus on the City – Back to School Event.’

This year’s event was held at The Jackie Joyner-Kersee (JJK) Center, in E.S.L., on August 6, 2022, and it was once again, a great success!!

Now, Alonzo is a ‘faith-full’ and cheerful giver in the community, where he established this charitable organization as a memoriam to his dad, Alonzo Perrin Sr., of East St. Louis, IL.,

In addition to honoring both his dad, and his mom, Toni Perrin, Alonzo founded ‘Focus on the City’ to ‘give-back’ to ‘The City’ of East St. Louis!!

A little backstory…

Alonzo and I were both born, raised, and educated in East St. Louis; a mostly impoverished black community in southern Illinois, where we faced off with the enemy daily, and no doubt it was both the Holy Spirit and the power of prayer that equipped us to stand firm-footed, and succeed despite the many deficits and challenges we faced!!

We both now work continuously in ‘The City’ to Restore Peace and Pride in Our Community, One Neighborhood at a Time!!

This morning, Alonzo sent me this post from His ‘Focus on The City’ Facebook page and I was of course, humbled and elated…both at the same time!!

(Alonzo and I are pictured above, holding the ‘Can We Pray For You’ sign)

Alonzo shared the story of our ‘Back to School and Prayer’ weekend event quite succinctly, so I won’t attempt to retell it…As I don’t possess that same gift🤣

But I did want to share this Story as Our Nugget of Health and Wealth this Wednesday, because as we begin to crowd the stores to purchase school supplies for our children and grandchildren, and as we begin to equip our children with the readiness for a successful school year, we can’t forget to shod their feet daily with the good news of peace, by praying for their health and safety each and every morning, before they exit our doors to face the enemy!!

I also have to thank my Ever ‘faith-full’ and most supportive hubby, Dewitt for coming out to participate!!

Not only did he volunteer to come out and support me, but he also prayed along with me and for me!!

(Dewitt is pictured in the yellow, Hawaiian shirt)

Many Hugs and Kisses to You, Sweetheart!!😘


Now, If you would like to learn more about Focus On the City, and/or donate backpacks; or if you prefer to just scroll through more pics from this event and/or previous events, I have provided links below!



God Loves💕You and So Do I!!


Just to clarify…I am not a salesperson, nor a distributor for any particular health product or wellness company. My sole purpose here is to strengthen the Body of Christ, so that Together, We might stand a little straighter and a little stronger – until Jesus returns!!


36 thoughts on “Nuggets Of Wealth for Life and Health: Focus On the City!!

  1. Prayer was an indeed an essential to kickstart their school year! There was one little girl that looked up and asked my husband. ‘What’s Prayer?’ It was a beautiful question, and now that little one knows that she can talk to Our Lord anywhere and anytime she wants…and God is always listening 👂

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  2. It was so funny, Manu…because my husband and I just told him to get up, get dressed and come on!! He had such a great time and he expressed to us how pleased he was to have participated. God is Awesome💕

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  3. I’m so glad you were able to watch, Wenda💕 I thank God everyday for my ‘mini me,’ She is the only one of my four children, that looks like me…the others favor my husband!! I’m so glad this spoke to you, as you always minister to me. I am inspired by your steadfast spirit💕

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  4. Now I see. You have such a beautiful family. I see your smile in Allie. I got to finish watching her post. You have been given such a special gift. She spoke with such perfection. It ministered to me. I know she is copying Her Mom. That just made me want to hear you preach. I am so blessed by you all.

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  5. It is so good that your son gets to be part of it, it is a wonderful thing for him to be part of it. I have a 17yr old son and I can imagine wanting him to be a part of something like this.

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  6. Amen! 🙏🏾Thanks Kathy! This was not an opportunity that I volunteered for. I was very hesitant, but I never lost faith in the Holy Spirit to prep me for service and to keep me! Greater is He!!😎

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  7. says:

    You are an amazing example of how to share God’s love with others. To take on such a task is not easy, but you know that God is by far stronger than the evil one and He will use you to spread the good news. Keep on trucking. There is much work to do.

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  8. 🤣😁😂😅I know that he has a kind and gentle spirit. He is still growing and overtime a lot of his behaviours will straighten out. I also know that he’s a bit sensitive although he presents to be tough. I know when I’ve pushed a button and then he will keep coming back with constant digs to get his back. Those are the times when I disengage because I can be tempted to be brutal. I have to run from temptation. ❤️😁

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  9. I figured some things out while Frank was visiting the states. ‘Frank’ is a very kind and very sweet young man in the real world! But simbafrank, the blogger, takes on a ‘vexing’ spirit, as soon as he logs on to WordPress😆🤣

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  10. Hi James! 🤗Thanks for your ever ‘faith-full’ daily prayer blog! It was instrumental for me, having to touch and pray for so many in one day. The Lord’s anointing fell on that place, and I was amazed by how many people were open to receiving prayer and indeed, many were blessed!! 🙏🏾

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  11. Great job. Glad so many people were blessed. Especially the youngsters!! Prayer is needed and as much as we say prayer is needed, I don’t think people truly understand the power in it. Keep it up!!

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  12. Believe it or not Evidence, I did not originally like this idea, but I agreed to pray for the families because I knew that the Holy Spirit would support me through it…and He did!! My husband and I were so blessed to have participated in this event. I will do my best to get you more info, Evidence!


  13. The Facebook article was written by my friend, Alonzo. In the article, Alonzo referred to my husband and myself as, the praying couple. My husband is pictured, wearing the yellow and blue shirt! ☺️


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