March 30, 2022
Greetings from Capitol Commission KY. The third and final month of the 2022 session has come to an end. Barring two final days in April for potential vetoes, the general assembly has concluded their work until 2023. No doubt it was a busy and hectic time for both parties as well as the staff.
For the ministry, it has been equally busy. I continued our weekly Bible study to both staff and legislators. The latter concluded on March 25 and was well attended. With the legislators, we explored the first half of John’s Gospel (John 1-11) concluding with the raising of Lazarus. We will continue our chapter-by-chapter study of John with the staff until we conclude the book.
One major work of the last month regarded promoting the ministry by setting up a table in the Annex. Various organizations and lobbying groups often reserve these tables to promote their cause. I took two days in March to do the same for Capitol Commission. Without a political agenda, myself and several volunteers shared the ministry, promoted the Bible studies, gave away Josh McDowell’s book More Than a Carpenter as well as other gifts to anyone willing to stop by. A personal thank you to each volunteer who helped.
In addition to Bible studies and sharing the ministry, each week featured numerous opportunities to pray (especially on Thursdays with legislators before session) and personal meetings with elected officials. Several churches donated personal children’s prayer cards for legislators, and I was able to deliver each of them. These simple gifts open doors for ministry and conversation.
Moving forward, the Bible studies will continue with the staff, and I hope to provide lunch for them each week. If your church or ministry would like to provide lunch, please let me know. Additionally, the focus of the ministry will move from legislators to the executive branch until next year’s session. Pray the Lord opens more doors in our state capitol.
As legislators return home, I invite you to continue to pray for them, their families, and the upcoming elections. May will feature numerous primary elections followed by the general election in November. May the Lord raise up leaders to serve our great Commonwealth for his glory and our good.
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/; 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.firstname.lastname@example.org
The Capitol Commission table provided an opportunity to share the ministry, give away gifts, promote the Bible studies, and talk about Jesus to staff, legislators, and visitors.
I also want to thank the volunteers who helped run the tables including my family, my mother, Doug Hamblin from the Franklin Baptist Association as well as the Noble’s from East Frankfort Baptist Church.
The WMU at East Frankfort Baptist Church fixed lunch for the staff. If you would like to serve in this way, please let me know.