PHOTO: NC Deputy Prays with Two Young Kids Before Every Shift

- A powerful image of a Cleveland County sheriff’s deputy praying with his two young kids is circulating online this Easter Sunday.

Perkins said he and his wife are teaching their son and daughter, Mason and Maya, to pray several times a day.

Deputy Jordan Perkins children praying for him before his shift. Proud to have this deputy and his family a part of the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office

Posted by Cleveland County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, March 24, 2016

“Like the Bible says, when you raise up kids in the way of Lord when they’re young, then they won’t stray from it when they’re older,” he said. “We keep them in the church as much as possible.”

Perkins’ wife, Kelsie Nicole, said they try to share a moment of prayer every time he heads out to work.

“It makes me feel a lot better, a lot safer, knowing that I’ve got people looking out for me at home,” said the deputy.

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