December 17, 2014
The mission of Capitol Commission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ in the Capitol communities of the world in addition to following the biblical mandate to pray for our elected officials nationwide (Matt 28:18-20; 1 Tim 2:1-4). As churches are faithful in praying and proclaiming the gospel of grace in Christ Jesus, our society and government will be impacted.
Capitol Commission’s promise to you is that we will faithfully continue, in partnership with the church, to make disciples of Jesus Christ and promote the biblical mandate to pray for those in authority in the Capitol communities throughout the United States and around the world. Every election cycle brings us hundreds of newly elected legislators into the 24 state capitols where we presently have a State Minister. We intend to be there to provide pastoral care for these men and women.
Here are some of the highlights of 2014:
- Capitol Commission added state ministers in three new states: Florida, Idaho, and Louisiana.
- With so many women serving in the legislature and also as staff in the Capitols, we have been blessed to have Pam Russell join us as the National Women’s Director.
- 68% of the United States population is represented by the states we now serve; there are 3,855 legislators serving in these states.
- A number of legislators who have been actively involved in our state ministries were elected to the U.S. Congress.
- By summer of 2015, all U.S. Congressional members will receive a personal copy of a Study Bible.
- In November, our State Ministers and a number of board members (and friends) joined together for our fifth annual “Gathering” (pictured below), which was unique in that we met in the Georgia Capitol building. The time was especially encouraging to spend together in the place where I personally minister, and where we heard first-hand testimony as to the positive impact of the Georgia ministry. We heard from a number of Georgia legislators who expressed their gratitude for our ministry. A special opportunity took place when our Kansas State Minister was able to extend greetings from the governor of his state to the governor of Georgia (also pictured below).
The year was filled with many ministry opportunities. As I approach my sixth year of ministry with Capitol Commission, we now have a presence in 24 states. In the New Year, our National Ministry has specific plans for strengthening present state ministries and expanding into new ones. We are all encouraged and excited regarding the future.
The present note is to extend my appreciation to you for your partnership in the gospel, and an invitation to continue (or begin) your support of Capitol Commission. While the Georgia ministry of Capitol Commission does not have a financial crisis, we do have a genuine financial need. State Ministers are responsible for raising funds for all salary and ministry expenses. I am writing to request prayer concerning your support of Capitol Commission with your end-of-year gift.
You can either donate online, by clicking here, or you can mail your donation to the following address:
Capitol Commission Georgia, P.O. Box 244, Rincon, GA 31326-0244.
We trust you will be a greater champion for the cause of Christ in our state capitols through your partnership with us. If you have any questions, please contact me. As you have been a blessing to us, please let me know if I can do anything for you.
Yours in Christ Jesus,