Bishop Larry Brandon, pastor at Shreveport's Praise Temple Full Gospel Baptist Church, talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Matt Parker about the church's latest backpack and school supplies giveaway. To hear the Bishop, just set the video to -18:13.

Brandon tells KEEL listeners that this year's giveaway, the 19th annual, "is amazing. Backpacks, school supplies," then the Bishop emphasizes, "And prayer. Prayer is so important because we began, as a result, of the Columbine experience.I said then that we need to pray for the children of Caddo and Bossier Parishes, because we don't want that to happen in our area."

Brandon also talks about the growth of the program, thanks to the generosity of both his parishioners and local sponsors. "The first year we gave away five hundred backpacks filled with school supplies to draw people in for the prayer. It's been phenomenal in that for the past few years we've given away three thousand filled with school supplies.

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