December 28, 2011
I want to give everyone one last opportunity to consider what God is doing with this ministry, to pray for this work, and as people are led, to support it. While it is impossible to sum up everything that God did, and allowed us to do in 2011, or even to speculate about all that He may do and allow us to do in 2012, let me just say that I am pleased with the progress I saw in 2011, and I am very excited about some of the new things I anticipate happening in 2012.
I also encourage you to take a moment now to give thanks to God for all of the great things He has done, and for the opportunities He has provided for us to serve Him and to serve those who lead and serve within the various political communities in Arkansas. All state directors, such as myself, are mere servants of God who plant spiritual seeds of the gospel and water them, but God alone is the One who causes the growth. To Him belongs all glory, and all honor, and all power now and forevermore!
Friends, our political leaders NEED prayer, and the people of Arkansas and our nation need many good political leaders, preferably one’s who know God, and are committed to honoring Him in all that they say and do. With this in mind and in an effort to assist you and the churches of Arkansas with being faithful to God’s urging for His church to pray for “kings and all who are in authority,” per 1 Timothy 2:1-4, I am looking into launching an automated prayer website. The way this will work is that anyone who desires to faithfully pray for America’s national and state political leaders will be able to sign-up to receive a daily email. Each day when people open their email, they will be prompted to pray, and even told who to specifically pray for, for that day. It is my desire that daily thousands of Arkansans will be assisted with seeking the Lord in prayer, and in that process of daily prayer, also lift-up to the throne of grace, our political leaders. I have already launched a Facebook page called “Capitol Commission Arkansas,” please feel free to “like” it, as this will be another way for you and others to keep up with the ministry, may all of these help you with drawing nearer to God and more regularly giving Him thanks.
Plans for 2012
In 2012 we plan to be involved with multiple events at the Capitol. These will be announced as we draw closer to the events. also in 2012 we plan to get the Word out, via regular Bible studies. Again, more information will be available next year. Also in 2012 we will be offering scheduled prayer walks at the Arkansas State Capitol for those interested in this, please contact me for more information. This will be another way to promote care and prayer between believers and our leaders. So if you have a church group, a home school group, a Christian businessmen’s group, or some other Christian group, or even if your family would like to serve in this way, please contact me.
I write this update so that you, along with the whole Palermo family, will remember the good things that God has done, and so that you will be able to join with us in praising God, for He is good, and His loving-kindness endures forever and His love is infinitely great toward all who believe.
For anyone looking to make an end-of-the year donation, there is still time before the year comes to an end. The simplest way to give a tax-deductible gift is via our website click here.
Or you can make a check out to "Capitol Commission" (with "Arkansas" in the memo line) and mail it to:
P.O. Box 63118
Charlotte, NC 28263
Thank you your support by way of prayer and financial gifts. We are grateful for the opportunity and privilege of serving God, and you, and the political leaders of Arkansas.
May you and your family have a very blessed, safe, and happy New Year!
Love the Palermo family,
State Director, Arkansas