April 13, 2019
On Monday, April 8, the 2019 Legislative session came to a close. While we’re always sad not to be able to see our friends in one place, the ministry of Capitol Commission still goes on during the interim. Bible studies will continue to be written and sent out and individual meetings will be scheduled with legislators and staffers to build on our relationships.
The very end of the session was a somber one as the Speaker of the House, Michael Busch died last Sunday from pneumonia. He was the longest serving Speaker in Maryland’s history and was well-loved by all his colleagues. Please pray for his friends and family as he is remembered, that they will consider their eternal destiny. His body will lie in state under the rotunda Monday and Tuesday with a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday. It has been and will be a sad, stressful time for these legislators. It should remind us all that regardless of position in this world “it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment…” (Hebrews 9:27)
Our weekly Bible study and prayer time was an oasis of truth and peace during a very busy and chaotic session. We thank the Lord for faithful attendees who encouraged each other and participated in hearing and discussing God’s Word every Thursday morning. Pictured here are some of those who we met with each week. Please pray for their needs which will continue until we meet with them again.
Thursday, May 2, is the day we will pause for the National Day of Prayer. I hope you have a chance to attend an event related to this day – our nation needs prayer now more than ever. I’ve been asked to lead in prayer at two events that week. On May 2, Tracy and I plan to travel to Westminster for the Carroll County Sheriff’s Prayer Breakfast to participate in their program. Then on Saturday, May 4, I’ll be praying as a part of the National Day of Prayer observance at the capitol in Annapolis. We look forward to both of these important programs as believers gather to give a public witness to their faith and hope in God to heal our land. Thank God we have the freedom to do this!
And for you, our friends and supporters, we are also thankful! You make it possible to do this work and serve the capitol community in Maryland. Please keep us on your prayer list and let us know how we can pray for you, too!