The Making of a Prayer Garden
It started as just a grassy area at the back of the church, about five miles North of Crockett on Highway 28. However, Rev. Richard Gillet of Latexo UMC in Latexo, Tx and New Energy UMC in Teague, Tx had something else in mind. With a little help from his friends, he built the Latexo Prayer Garden.
Notes Richard, “I found a pretty straight cedar tree and stripped the bark off of it, made a cross and put it four feet in concrete where it can stand over 17 feet tall. Then, members of the church dug out four inches of dirt and grass in a 30x30 triangle.”