February 28, 2022
Greetings from Capitol Commission KY. The second month of the 2022 session has concluded and we are officially over halfway through the session. February provided multiple opportunities of ministry in the state house.
We continue our study of the Gospel of John in both the staff and legislator Bible study. These have been well attended despite everyone’s busy schedule and I am grateful for finally finding a more permanent space. We continue to explore four major themes of the Gospel in each chapter: Logos, Life, Light, Lamb. You can access those at https://www.capitolcom.org/kentucky/studies;
Additionally, I continue to visit with legislators in their office as often as possible. I am grateful for those who have welcomed me and allowed me to share with them about Capitol Commission. I am constantly reminded that elected officials are real people with real needs. They are no different than anyone else in this sense and thus need our encouragement and prayers.
Speaking of prayer, I want to encourage you, again, to sign up for Pray 1 Tim 2 by going to https://www.pray1tim2.org/states/ky/subscriptions/daily; It is a tool for us to take the Bible’s exhortation to intercede on the behalf of civil authorities seriously. Over the last month I have prayed with the capitol community regarding sickness, the death of loved ones, decisions on bills, and future plans. The needs are great, but God is greater still.
The past month has included several significant events. The Commonwealth Policy Center sponsored an event featuring Dr. R. Albert Mohler, the president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Capitol Commission preserved a table for several supporters of the ministry. It was a great night of fellowship and a sober reminder of the struggles we face as a society.
I also had the opportunity to share with members of the Public Affairs Committee of the Kentucky Baptist Convention about Capitol Commission. They continue to support the ministry and I am grateful for them. Other speakers included the Attorney General as well as the Speaker of the House, the President of the Senator, and other legislators and community leaders.
Finally, Kentucky Today published an article about the ministry which you can read by visiting https://www.kentuckytoday.com/baptist_life/new-chaplain-for-capitol-commission-comfortable-in-position/article_a298ccf0-9330-11ec-99f8-0bda67d7ef7c.html; I am thankful for their generosity.
As always, you can stay up to date 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.firstname.lastname@example.org
While sharing about Capitol Commission with the Public Affairs Committee, Kentucky Today took this photo and featured it in their article. I appreciate their highlighting the work in the state house.
I received another batch of handmade cards from the children at St. John’s Baptist Church in Frankfort that I deliver to legislators as I visit them. This is a great icebreaker and is a simple ministry your church can participate in. I recommend you make them for your legislators (which you can find at https://apps.legislature.ky.gov/findyourlegislator/findyourlegislator.html) and I will hand deliver them.
Capitol Commission hosted supporters at an event sponsored by the Commonwealth Policy Center that featured Dr. Albert Mohler from SBTS.