January 31, 2022
Greetings from Capitol Commission KY. The first month of the 2022 session has been an eventful time for both the Commonwealth and Capitol Commission. This also marks my first month as state minister.
For the last three weeks, I have taught a Bible study to staff and legislators. Despite a busy session both studies have been a blessed time. The legislators frequently mention how it is a refreshing escape from the day-to-day stress of politics. We have been exploring the Gospel of John chapter by chapter tracing the theme of Logos, Light, Life, and Lamb through each passage. You can access those at https://www.capitolcom.org/kentucky/studies; One of the challenges has been finding a permanent room suitable for our needs. After several weeks, a room was provided that is appropriate in size, private, and permits food which Capitol Commission provides thanks to your gifts.
In addition to the ministry of proclamation, the work of prayer remains a priority. Each week, the legislators meet thirty minutes prior to session on both Tuesdays and Thursdays to pray. The last meeting involved fifteen legislators in addition to others. On January 26, the Kentucky Prayer Caucus organized an impactful prayer service in the Rotunda. Leaders from both parties attended. You can watch the entire service by visiting https://fb.watch/aQoAQDh7qg/;
Finally, the vital ministry of presence has involved numerous private meetings with legislators, attending various events, and session. Most memorable was witnessing the governor signed a bi-partisan bill that aims to help tornado victims in West Kentucky.
Over the course of the month, I have been joined by my daughter and a member of our church. They have been a genuine blessing. My daughter has grown close to one Representative from eastern Kentucky in particular. I am also grateful for the children of East Frankfort Baptist Church making personal prayer cards that I have been using to meet and engage legislators. I invite other churches to do the same.
As January transitions to February, please keep the legislators in prayer. Sign up for daily reminders at https://www.pray1tim2.org/states/ky; You can also keep up with the ministry by subscribing to the Capitol Commission KY Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1240466279774514/;
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.com
Every legislator received the following flyer in their mailbox promoting the weekly Bible study.
My daughter loves Representative Angie Hatton who has been very kind to her. She made her a special card and prays for her regularly. All the women have been gracious to her, and she looks up to each of them.
The kids at East Frankfort Baptist Church constructed hand-made cards to deliver to legislators. I would love for other churches to do the same. Let me know if you would like to help.
The chapel is a sacred space in the Capitol where legislators gather twice a week before session to pray for each other and the business of the state.
My favorite helper, my daughter. Picture was taken by a state trooper prior to the beginning of session. Her favorite part of the capitol is the macaroni and cheese in the cafeteria.