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Plainview citizens gather for Cargill prayer vigil

The community of Plainview gathered at Wayland Baptist University Monday night to hold a prayer vigil for their hurting community. Earlier this month, Cargill Meat Solutions announced they would be shutting their doors February 1st, leaving over 2,000 employees without a job.

Numerous churches came together for the event. Greg Hall is the music pastor at the First Baptist Church of Plainview, he thought the event was important in spreading a message of hope.

"There was so much encouragement and comfort. This is desperately needed," Hall said.

Many of the faces in the crowd will lose their livelihood's on February 1st. However, surprisingly a sense of resilience penetrated the air Monday night.

"For some, it's just an emotional release," Hall said.

Mary Lou Maldonado worked at Cargill for 13 years. She says the prayer vigil was exactly what she needed.

"It makes me stronger. It makes me forget about what's going on," Maldonado said.

Although it's difficult, Maldonado says all she can do is trust in God right now.

"I just bought a new house and a new car last year. But I have to keep my faith strong in the Lord and know that he's going to provide," Maldonado said.

And that's what many Plainview are having to do as they begin to start over.

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