January 7, 2010
A new year always brings feelings of opportunity – that blank piece of paper waiting for the next chapter of our lives to be written, full of decisions, experiences, gains, losses, plans, rewards and disappointments. 2009 may not have brought what you expected (the future rarely does, right?) but 2010 offers us all new chances to trust our Lord more deeply and take risks for Him and the Kingdom.
I look forward to keeping you informed about our ministry with Capitol Commission this next year. Thanks for reading these updates and especially for praying. Our second full year in this work will have many challenges and joys, but without the prayer support of our friends it will fail. We depend on you!
For this month, pray for a good start. The Maryland General Assembly session convenes on Wednesday, January 13. For the following 90 days, there will be intense time of ministry as I meet with legislators in Annapolis, hold weekly Bible studies and seek to develop relationships with all in the capitol community. Pray for open doors to share the most important things in life and to be faithful to point others to Jesus Christ.
January 28 will also be a big day for us when we will have our first Pastors’ Commission at the Capitol. I have invited about 100 pastors to meet in Annapolis that day for breakfast, fellowship and a challenge from the Word from our president, Jim Young. I’m also encouraging each attendee to meet with their representatives in the House and Senate that day to thank and pray for them.
If you know a pastor in Maryland, please let them know about this special event. Just forward this email to them and have them go to www.capitolcom.org/MDPastors2010 to get more details and to register. I would love to meet as many pastors as possible that day!
Happy New Year to you and your family. Let’s all take the newness of this time to recommit ourselves to the service of our Savior and the salvation of those who need Him.
State Director, Maryland