GM Employees Pray at Plant Site Following Announcement of Layoffs

By Nancy Flory Published on December 3, 2018

More than 100 people gathered outside of General Motors’ Lordstown, Ohio, plant Thursday to pray following GM’s announcement that the company will no longer make vehicles at that site. They called it a “vigil of hope.”

Last week, GM said assembly plants at Lordstown, Detroit and Ontario will be “unallocated” in 2019. It also said the propulsion plants in White Marsh, Maryland and Warren, Michigan will be unallocated, meaning there are no plans to build anything at those locations, reported FOX 8 News in Cleveland. The five plant closures mean that almost 15,000 people will be laid off.

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The Lordstown plant is the “home” of the Chevy Cruze, a car that will no longer be produced. “Everybody’s very downhearted,” said Mayor Arno Hill. “They know they’re making a great product. … [T]hey also realize that the car is not selling. And, you know, the key is to get another product for this plant.”

On Thursday, people stood around the flag pole at the plant and prayed for those who could lose their jobs. They also prayed for wisdom for GM’s leaders.

The plant’s chaplain, Norman Perry, told FOX 8 News that the employees are trying to stay positive. “They just want to work right now and get through this, you know? And Christmas is coming, they just want to enjoy Christmas. This is a time when we should be lifted up. That’s what we’re trying to do, just lift spirits here, and that’s what this is all about.”


Please pray for those affected by the closures, that they would have peace and hope, knowing that God will provide for their needs.

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    We pray for comfort for these people and the Church rising up to help supply that need! There is an answer and God will not turn a deaf ear.

  • Kevin Quillen

    GM CEO made 22 million last year. Toyota CEO made 4 million. Anyone see a problem here? GM is alive today because tax payers bailed it out from the great recession. Solution……boycott GM. Never buy a GM product! Shut it down and let it be taken over by a company with a little more compassion.

    • Juan Garcia

      Exactly. Toyota has a totally different business model than GM. First is quality as an honorable pursuit. Second is build them where you sell them. Toyota has the most American made vehicles selling in America. Third stand behind your product. Toyota has the best service, often performing repairs free beyond warranty if they feel they failed in production quality. Finally, executive compensation is not the primary driver of all their business decisions. With GM, executive compensation is always the primary motivation for any decision. I pray for all these good people losing their jobs because of the decisions of greedy evil executives. Perhaps Toyota can pick them up.

  • At least they can do it now that they don’t have some corporate, freemason management breathing down their necks, punishing all outward expressions of Christianity.

  • apollo

    The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away , blessed be the name of the Lord.

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