December 18, 2014
As we approach the end of 2014, and I prepare to begin my seventh year in the Capitol, I want to say a big Thank You. The ministry to California’s government leaders is one I could never do alone. It requires a team effort. Some pray, some provide funding, some encourage, some volunteer to help in various ways, and then, undergirded with all that support, I enter the Capitol each week.
Together, we are making a difference. Here are a few endorsement quotes I’ve received this year from lawmakers. (More quotes are online.):
Senator Jim Nielsen (North State): "Frank Erb is a true friend of legislators and all of us. He selflessly comes to the Capitol, giving of himself to be a comfort, an inspiration, a guide and a companion. He is a bedrock example of faith to those who thirst for guidance, understanding, empathy and real caring in their challenged lives. He has spent real time in the pressure cooker environment of Sacramento so he understands what all those who work in the Capitol and in the agencies must contend with. He is a respected and dear friend.”
Assembly Member Cheryl Brown (Inland Empire): “Knowing Frank Erb and that he is praying for us and helping us has made a big difference in my time in the legislature. I am thankful for his commitment to the Lord’s work.”
Assemblyman Das Williams (Santa Barbara): "Serving in the Legislature should be an experience serving God's purposes, but it is ironically one that can take you farther from God. Pastor Frank Erb has prevented that for me.”
I share these with you because you share in these ministry results. They are also a reminder that elected officials and their staff are only human, that God cares deeply about them, and that we in the body of Christ have the privilege of being a support to them in a way that is vitally needed and has tremendous implications for our state, nation, and world.
As we come to the end of the year, I am trusting the Lord to provide all that is needed. We depend on generous year-end giving for a big percentage of our annual budget, and additional support will enable us to expand our outreach in some exciting new ways, including more travel to meet with lawmakers. Thank you again for your partnership.
Contact me anytime for a personal update. Together, we are helping the Golden State to shine!
Wishing you a Joyful and Merry and Christ-centered Christmas!
Pastor/Missionary to the California State Capitol
Reaching into every Legislator's office.
In-depth expository Bible Studies for Legislators, Constitutional Officers, Staff, and Lobbyists.
Helping State Leaders to stay strong.
Frank and Valerie (married 26 years), children Lucas (17) and Hannah (19).