February 6, 2012
2012 has started off very busy for me as I reach out to the California State Capitol. This is good news, as the Lord has opened a number of new doors this year.
At the request of a Senator, I have added an additional weekly Legislators’ Bible Study. This study meets Wednesdays at noon and gives our elected officials another option for prayer and edification. It has already been fairly well received. I now lead three Bible Studies each week inside the Capitol.
At the request of an Assembly Member, I now lead a weekly prayer meeting with some Legislators before their Monday morning Floor Session. Our prayers include asking God for wisdom regarding the complex and influential bills they vote on, as well as for courage to do the right thing.
Our first Capitol Movie Night for Legislators and Staff is scheduled for Thursday, February 16th inside the Capitol and will feature the movie Courageous! This is an inspiring film about faith, family, and fatherhood. It has taken months to receive the room use permission from a number of state offices and agencies, but the Lord has opened the door and six Legislators have added their names to the list of sponsors. I will be distributing invitations to every legislator's office this week. This is an exciting opportunity, so please pray for many to attend and for the Lord to touch hearts through it!
I have four new volunteer administrative helpers: Jan Stambaugh, Joan McDonald, and Bill and Cindy Wharton. I am very grateful for them and they are already a big help.
Our new Facebook page has turned out to be a great way to stay updated and connected. Just go there and click the "Like" button for more timely news about what the Lord is doing in the Capitol.
I have started a new discipleship blog . This is a way to share short thoughts related to our growth in Christ. I am also experimenting with placing audio recordings of the Capitol Staff Bible Study on this site.
Please pray that the Lord continues to open many doors for service to Him, and guides and strengthens me so that I will walk through these doors in a way that pleases Him. Please also pray for His continued provision for the ongoing funding needed for this work.
1 Corinthians 16:9 “a wide door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.”
Colossians 4:3-4 "At the same time, pray also for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ, … that I may make it clear, which is how I ought to speak."
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California State Director