An Iowa pastor is using social media to try to change the community in his small rural town.
Troy Clements, a pastor at the Cornerstone Church of Christ in Clementsville, Iowa, said he has been on a mission to make change in his town for a decade and a half.
He is working with local leaders and is making it his mission to create a community of people who are more accepting of other religions.
Clementsville is about a two-hour drive from Des Moines.
The small community has a population of about 5,000.
Clements said he started the Cornerstones in 2007 as a social justice group.
They have now grown to about 300 members, he said.
The community is in the midst of a new housing crisis.
They need housing for people who need housing, but people in the town don’t want to live there.
The church has been using Facebook and Twitter to raise funds for its mission.
The Cornerstones recently launched a campaign called “Make Clements a Place Where All Believers Come Together.”
Clement said that he wanted to be the face of that campaign, so he started to make the hashtag #MakeClementsAPlaceWhereAllBelieversComeTogether.
The hashtag has since been retweeted more than 10,000 times.
I am trying to build bridges and create an environment where people can live in peace, where they feel safe and respected, he wrote.
It is important for me to stand up for what I believe in.
I think this campaign has really helped me to realize that.
The hashtag has been trending on Twitter and Facebook for the past week.
It has been retweeting more than 100 times and has generated more than $10,000 in donations, according to Clements.
He said he is not just trying to change Clements’ social media culture.
He is trying change the culture of the town as well.
He said the Cornerites are also trying to increase community awareness about the issue of the growing housing crisis in the area.
There is so much pressure on the people of Clements to accept the other faith, he added.
“I think people need to take the time to understand that there are other people in Cinesville,” Clements said.
“We are all human beings and we need to be tolerant and respectful.
We need to all work together to get our community back together.”
Clements has started a Facebook page to promote the campaign, called #Make Cicles a Place where All Believes Come Together.
The page has more than 15,000 followers.
His Facebook page has received more than 40,000 likes and more than 25,000 comments.
The Cornerstones has raised about $10 million, he explained.
The money raised will go toward a project to create more affordable housing.
As for the Cornerts plan, Clements has not yet decided what to do with the money.
He did say that he is looking into giving it to a local food bank or to a non-profit.