Peacemakers are needed everywhere. Yvonne Platts, Minister of community outreach and reconciliation at Nueva Vida Norristown (PA) New Life Church, knows that very well. In this short video, Platts talks about ways that she is working at peacemaking through tragedy in her community.
In one instance, a 16-year-old boy in Philadelphia accidentally shot and killed his 23 year-old tutor. Due to the limited access to in-person education during the pandemic, the high school student was frustrated from trying to do online education, so a tutor was requested to assist him. The tragedy created anger and a tendency toward revenge between the two families. Sister Yvonne Platts was called upon to sit with the mothers of each of the persons involved to help the families heal together.
Video Produced by Kristine McClain, Communication Associate