May 30, 2010 3:51 PM by Chris Welty

Community Draws Closer to Faith as Oil Spill Grows

BOOTHVILLE, La. (AP) - The reality that the Gulf oil leak could
keep flowing for months was setting in for some somber churchgoers
in Louisiana.
In Plaquemines Parish near the mouth of the Mississippi River,
the Rev. Theodore Turner said Sunday some of his congregants are
getting desperate because BP has been unable to stop the leak.
Turner, of Mount Oliver Baptist Church in Boothville, says about
a third of his congregation is made up of fishermen. He says
shrimpers are also getting more anxious as they realize there is
less chance they will recover.
At St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Port Sulphur, church member
Lyle Stockstill says the community is drawing closer to their faith
as the nation's worst oil spill grows.


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