February 2, 2010
I hope you and your family is anticipating a blessed 2010.
I have been praying for several years (based upon my study of Scripture and church history) that God would provide an opportunity for me to serve Christ in the capitol community. God answered that prayer with me becoming the Georgia state director for Capitol Commission. As God established specific roles and responsibilities for the church and state, it is a wonderful privilege to engage in the ministry of making disciples in the Capitol community.
Throughout the month of December and into the new year, I have been working to establish relationships with pastors who will partner with and pray for me in reaching the capitol community. God has also blessed me with a few lobbyist contacts and pastor relationships who can help directly with the Georgia ministry. Please pray for these vital relationships. Our Virginia state director, David Anderson, has been instrumental in preparing me for a survey visit to Atlanta, which I am praying to accomplish during the current legislative session. Our Illinois state director, Shaun Lewis, has been assisting me with publication materials. Of course, the national office in North Carolina is always an encouragement and help. It is extremely delightful to be an integral component of a ministry that is already a family to me (and my family) and is entirely inundated with a culture of giving and sacrifice for our Lord and one another.
I have also begun the process of understudy with our South Carolina state director, Jeff Lingerfelt, during the month of January. It has been remarkable to shadow Jeff, and to witness personally the honor of serving our Lord Jesus Christ in ministry to the leadership of the South Carolina legislature. Capitol Commission is the only Bible teaching ministry for legislators in the state Capitol, which makes this ministry so crucial and certainly worth supporting. Those who represent Capitol Commission are committed bondservants striving to systematically teach the Word of God in obedience to the Great Commission. If God will extend His blessing to America (as history demonstrates), it will certainly be the result of her leaders honoring Jesus Christ and His Word.
The transition for Eternal Ministries, and therefore, the nature of growing into the ministry of Capitol Commission has resulted in extremely busy (albeit profitable) months for me as the new Georgia state director. I will be in several states for the next couple of months, as I continue to grow into the ministry. There is much work to be done, and many relationships to be developed and established. All our state directors serve as missionaries, therefore I ask humbly for your prayers and financial support that will enable me to make disciples in the Capitol community in obedience to the biblical commands. “First of all, then I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made of behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. This is good and acceptable in the sight of our God and Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Tim 2:1-4). What a solemn responsibility to proclaim Christ, and to therefore be a blessing to our leaders through our prayers and the ministry of the Word of God.
It is indeed a privilege to have men and women like you to partner with me in ministry. I also am thankful to God for the honor to be an ambassador of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Cor 5:20) by serving the state legislature of the beautiful state of Georgia. Please visit www.capitolcom.org regularly to read the latest ministry news. If I can serve you in any manner, please do not hesitate to contact me for it would be my delight.
Blessings to You from Our Lord Jesus Christ
Ron J. Bigalke, Ph.D.