August 1, 2022
Greetings from Capitol Commission. Summer is winding down but the work at the capitol remains. The focus continues to be engaging staff, legislators as they come for committee meetings, and constitutional officers.
The month began by feeding the 2nd floor staff in the Annex. By now, you likely know that since the conclusion of the General Assembly, we have sought to serve and engage every remaining staff member. To do so, we have been feeding staff one floor a time. Thanks to the generous gift of a local business, we were able to serve the 2nd floor and the response was incredible. Nearly everyone was served as well as a few legislators. The months of August and September will be challenging as over half the staff work on the first floor and the basement. If you, your organization, association, or church would like to help serve in any way, please let me know.
In addition to serving the staff, I have had the opportunity to meet with a few elected officials. Each were generous and I am grateful for their service and support. Please keep each of them in your prayers. The best way to pray for them is to sign up at https://www.pray1tim2.org/states/ky.
Earlier, Capitol Commission gathered with pastors and other church leaders at a banquet sponsored by the Commonwealth Policy Center in Owensboro that featured Andrew Walker from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Jonathan Butcher from the Heritage Foundation. These events are a great way to share with leaders around the state the ongoing work of Capitol Commission as well as meeting with elected officials away from the capitol.
Perhaps most important right now is to pray for those suffering from the floods in eastern Kentucky. In a matter of weeks, Kentucky has moved from a concerning drought to flooding. People are suffering, dozens have died, and the cleanup is beginning. I have tried to stay in touch with the legislators who are working hard to serve their constituents. Pray for them and their communities. Serve how you can. Give where you can. Go when you can.
As always, you can stay up to date with the ministry by following the Capitol Commission KY Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1240466279774514/; You can also follow me on Twitter @mcdanell99. Thank you for your continued support. If you would like to help fund this ministry, you can donate at https://www.capitolcom.org/kentucky/donate;In Christ,Kyle McDanellkyle.email@example.comAs part of the monthly outreach to the capitol community, staff receive an evangelistic track, information about the Bible study, and other resources.Although work at the capitol slows down after the General Assembly concludes, legislators still come for committees. Senator Wil Schroder has been a great supporter of the ministry. He is not running for reelection. Pray for him, his family, and where the Lord takes him next. Thanks to a generous donation from a local business, we were able to serve Chick-fil-A to the staff on the 2nd floor. Thank you to Lane Noble for helping me serve the capitol community.A fun activity for churches and their children's program is to make cards for their legislators. This is a simple and cost-effective way to minister to legislators. My hope is to partner with churches from all 120 counties.