Peace and faith center of movement in Youngstown

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A big event in Youngstown Saturday brought together food, fun and faith with a goal of helping cut the violence and crime in the city.

The Increase the Peace Rally was hosted by The Salvation Army and the Now Youngstown Collaborative Project.

Kids were invited to come out and enjoy carnival games, free food, music, and testimony from people who have turned their lives around after struggling with drug addiction and gangs.

Organizers said they want to help people find peace on the inside, so that Youngstown can have peace on the outside.

“Bring the peace of Jesus Christ into some neighborhoods around this city that have been in a lot of turmoil,” said Al Yanno, pastor of Metro Assembly of God. “We bring carnivals, free food, rappers, guys whose lives have been drastically changed by the power of the Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ.”

Volunteers from all over Ohio took part in the event. They were all in town on a mission trip.

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