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    June 11, 2022

    What a fabulous 2022 Session of ministry to governing leaders in Jefferson City, Missouri. For the past eight years, I’ve had the privilege and mandate to proclaim the Scripture. Weekly, I brought the gospel of Jesus into the political arena.

    Hundreds of spiritually directed conversations engaged legislators many behind closed office doors - confidentiality is a premium. One such spiritually directed conversation led State Representative Jason Chipman to faith in Jesus (video shared with permission). I love when legislator’s come to faith in Jesus and believers grow deeper in love with Jesus and the Word of God.

    “The wind blows wherever it wants. Just as you can hear the wind but can’t tell where it comes from or where it is going, so you can’t explain how people are born of the Spirit.” (John 3:8)

    Monday night’s found me distributing hardcopies of my Bible studies, to every legislator’s office. Three Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty studies were distributed. Tuesday mornings in the Senate Lounge more than a combined 525 times legislators gathered to study the biblical books of First and Second Samuel. The ministry of prayer, counseling, coaching and being a listening ear to legislator’s and their staff was accomplished through the power of the Holy Spirit and One Hundred and Eighty Thousand steps. 

    With the 2022 session completed, I transition from my work at the Capitol to ministering throughout the state to our governing leaders in local districts. Pounding the campaign trail are senators and representatives running for political office in Missouri and the US. November will yield a new group of governing leaders significantly impacting our country and state of Missouri. At least 30 new positions are open seats in Missouri, which means the 2023 session will be like planting a “new church” in the Capitol. A very full 7 months are ahead along with Veto session in Jefferson City, speaking at various events, and conducting the Capitol Commission annual legislator’s dinner event in the fall.

    I invite you to join me in praying for governing leaders www.pray1tim2.org

    • Pray the principles of truth in Scripture to be the foundation of their lives. May their actions and decisions be righteous, just, and pleasing to the Lord. 
    • Pray that legislators will be strong in faith, strong in body, and strong in mind. 
    • Pray that legislators will come to faith in Jesus.
    • Pray that our ministry will be fully funded so we can continue this vital work in 2023. 

    We acknowledge that one day: “the kingdoms of this world will become the kingdoms of our Lord and His Christ, and He shall reign forever and ever.” (Rev. 11:5) AMEN!

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    I would love to hear from you – email me john.battaglia@capitolcom.org and let me know how I might pray for you. Thank you for your continued love and support. Partnering to advance the Kingdom of God!

    John A. Battaglia, D. Min.

    Capitol Commission
    Missouri State Minister