August 13, 2014
I want to provide a ministry update to give God glory and to provide an opportunity for you to make a greater contribution toward advancing Christ's kingdom within AR's Capitol communities.
First the newest addition to the Palermo family, Ellen Maria, is doing well.
Here are a couple photos for your enjoyment: The first one is her in her new car seat, I think she was only about a week old here. The second photo is her at 1 month.
We had a little trouble the first two months getting any sleep, as Ellen Maria wanted to grow as fast as she could to catch up to her three brothers. She wanted to be fed every two hours. But thankfully is now starting to move into longer times of rest. Her three brothers are really enjoying her, and love to dote over her.
Mostly as a result of sleep deprivation and our new arrival I have spent more time than normal ministering to my family. But God has also provided speaking opportunities, as well as some counseling ones too. Also, I am working on some projects for the fall.
One project I am working on is concisely telling the story of what I do, using media. I would love prayer for this, as I believe God could really use this to help us increase our ministry partnerships. I would like to expand my advisory and prayer partner teams, and would like to double and if possible triple ministry investments and ministry load. The best way to do this is through increasing volunteers leading to a small staff. I know it is possible, and I also know the ministry God is providing is both important and very much needed.
So here is my challenge: If you live in AR and are willing to help in some way, would you please send me an email stating that you would like to help. I know we can figure something out that will advance Christ's kingdom commission within Arkansas' Capitol communities. When I think of my children, and my children's children, I am extra motivated to make increased kingdom differences. I hope you are as well.
Please contact me at email@example.com to let me know you want to make a difference too. Consider yourself officially challenged. I eagerly await your response.
PS even if you live outside of AR, contact me anyway to let me know you want to make a difference. I know that together we will be more effective.
Thank you for your help!
State Minister, Capitol Commission, AR