Sunday, November 15, 2015

Political Good News

As part of my ministry with Grace Adventures, I am the Louisiana State Chaplain with the Capitol Commission. Here is a picture of the ministry team of Capitol Commission taken at our 2015 Annual Gathering at the Indianapolis, Indiana Capitol Building.  Together we are impacting the lives in capitol communities across our nation.

CAPITOL COMMISSION
Our State Ministers’ stories tell of the work God is doing:


Southern State: 
An atheist legislator continues to express appreciation for the printed devotionals distributed each week to all the state legislators.  They have proved a great help and encouragement.  In addition, a legislative-aide was impacted greatly by counsel received while dealing with a personal struggle resulting from emotional abuse by the spouse.  “As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend” (Proverbs 27:17).

Western State:
Two individuals: a legislative staff member who attends the Bible study and a self-described agnostic state employee. By God’s grace after answering many questions, the state employee was led to Christ, baptized and discipled by our State Minister.  Then the two were engaged and our State Minister provided extensive pre-marital counseling.  Officiating at their wedding, our State Minister was asked to share the “Good News” of Jesus with everyone attending the wedding which included capitol leaders, staff members, state employees and lobbyists.  “Through thick and thin, keep your hearts at attention, in adoration before Christ, your Master. Be ready to speak up and tell anyone who asks why you're living the way you are, and always with the utmost courtesy” (1 Peter 3:15-16).

Mid-Atlantic State:
When the governor was diagnosed with cancer, state-wide prayer services for the governor and other state leaders were planned and participated in.  The result: the governor was declared cancer free; many hearts were drawn closer to the Lord and closed minds were opened to the gospel. “Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up” (James 5:14-15).

FORCEY MEN’S RETREAT
It was a joy to be the speaker the 25th Annual Men’s Retreat of Forcey Bible Church. Our topic was FRIENDSHIP. We looked at the relationship of Jonathan and David, and David’s relationship with God. Jesus met us on the Mountain.




PRAYER REQUESTS
My next Men’s Retreat is at The Villages in Florida February 23-24, 2016. Pray for all the upcoming speaking opportunities. They are posted at www.graceadventures.info

Pray also for our new website that is under construction.

Betting the Farm on God,

Michael

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