October 17, 2010
A month from now we will know the results of the elections and the role of Capitol Commission Maryland will enter “post-election mode” as we head toward the 2011 session with some new faces in Annapolis. For now, though, we are in “pre-election mode” before the November general election as we seek to minister to those in Maryland’s political community.
As I interact with officials and their staffers, some common themes always rise to the top – overly busy schedules, little family time, need for strength, uncertainty about the future and general overall stress. Would you take some time today to pray for the personal lives of these who run for office that their hearts would be drawn closer to the Lord?
The main Capitol Commission event to pray for is the First Annual Election Eve Prayer Walk scheduled for Monday, November 1, in Annapolis. Pastors and churches are being contacted now and we would love to see many participate with us that night! This will be an evening focused on prayer for our leaders’ spiritual lives, for the election the next day and for our nation as a whole.
Other ministry opportunities are scheduled in the next few weeks. The legislative aides' Bible studies continue to meet each Tuesday and we send electronic copies of our weekly notes to the whole General Assembly. We will participate in the Wakefield Valley Bible Church Missions Conference in New Windsor (October 24-27), where I look forward to sharing updates from the ministry. Also, I hope to connect with some pastors for the first time at the Mid-Atlantic Bible Fellowship’s Pastors' Conference on October 30, in Columbia. Then from November 5-7, we'll be at Central Chapel's Missions Conference near our home in West Virginia.
What a blessing it is to know that you remember us in prayer. The fields are white and we’re honored to be partners in the gospel with you!
State Director, Maryland