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Joplin Police Officers compete in American Bible Challenge to raise funds for Rebuild Joplin - TONIGHT (May 22)

Photo courtesy of Game Show Network and the American Bible Challenge Photo courtesy of Game Show Network and the American Bible Challenge
Updated May 22, 2014:   Officers from the Joplin Police Department take part in the American Bible Challenge on the Game Show Network TONIGHT.

From the Joplin Police Department:  "The JPD Prayer Patrol will be competing tonight at 7pm on the Game Show Network's, American Bible Challenge.  We were originally given a date of June 5th for our episode, however that has now changed and it will air tonight instead.  We are playing to raise money and awareness for Rebuild Joplin."

Posted April 23, 2014:  Three Joplin Police Officers put their bible trivia to the test to help Rebuild Joplin.The officers are set to compete on a bible-themed game show on the "Game Show Network".

Brain Lewis, Shane Dotson and Matt Stewart are not only members of the Joplin Police Department. But thanks to the Game Show Network, you will soon see them representing "The Prayer Patrol" on the Third Season of the American Bible Challenge.
"We were excited about the possibility to go on a game show, and obviously being a Christian game show was a big factor to us," said Jail Administrator Shane Dotson.
The group says they grew up on game shows, and when the network contacted Assistant Chief Lewis to see if a team from Joplin was interested in participating, it all came together.
"They asked specifically, 'Do you know of a local team, maybe even a team from the police department, that would be willing to participate?' And I said, 'well you've called the right person for that,'" Lewis said.
They will compete against other teams from across the nation, and the one with the most bible trivia in their brains wins prize money for a local charity.
"That's the thing, you don't really prepare for something like this, you either know it or your don't," Lewis said.
The Prayer Patrol is competing for Rebuild Joplin; a Nonprofit still getting displaced residents home almost three years after the tornado.  

"This was a chance for us to help out a local agency within our own community to help some residence in our community with rebuilding their homes," said Lt. Matt Stewart.
And whether the Prayer Patrol wins or loses, Rebuild Joplin says they just feel honored to have their name and cause back in the national spotlight.
"If this show is seen by folks across the country, and they say 'you know I thought about going to Joplin last year, or the year before, and I didn't know there was still work there' and they come and volunteer, that would be an awesome benefit," said Rebuild Joplin Co-founder Jerrod Hogan.

The Prayer Patrol says their lips are sealed when it comes to how they did on the show. But say flying to Hollywood and having a little faith was an opportunity they won't soon forget.  

The American Bible Challenge premieres on the on Game Show Network on May 22nd, the episode featuring the "Prayer Patrol" will air on June 5th.

For a link to the American Bible Challenge, click here.
For a link to the Joplin Police Department, click here.
For a link to Rebuild Joplin, click here.     

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