July 14, 2010
Thank you for your prayers for Capitol Commission Maryland through these hot summer months. I wanted to wait until today to update you on the latest news from Annapolis and other parts of the state.
Yesterday marked an important step for our ministry as Tracy and I met with legislative aides for our first organized Bible study gathering. We have been building relationships among the staffers for many months, but it was so encouraging to finally get into the same room, feed them an amazing lunch (thanks to Tracy!) and begin to share more in each others’ lives. More have promised to attend in weeks to come. Please pray for strong times in the Word with these aides every Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. as we study the book of John. Many are hurting, facing personal struggles and come from a widely diverse spiritual background, so it will be a challenge to prepare.
Another area of praise is the continuing opportunity to share from pulpits around our area. We had a great time last weekend with the flock at Forge Road Bible Chapel in Perry Hall, east of Baltimore. Here is a link to that message: "Submission – Omission or Our Mission?". The folks at Forge Road are in the middle of a series in 1 Peter, so they asked me to take the passage in chapter two that deals with submission to God by submitting to government, bosses and facing suffering with Jesus as our example. I hope it’s an encouragement to you.
We’re finding much joy serving the leaders of Maryland and pointing them to the gospel of Christ as the only hope for every person and for any society to thrive. You prayers and giving uphold us in that mission. If you have time, please let me know how you have been doing and how I could pray for you and your family.
State Director, Maryland