February 25, 2012
“Sanctify them through Thy truth, Thy Word is truth" (John 17:17). It has truly been a joy to have so many opportunities to present the Gospel to our legislators this year! Thank you for your faithful prayers for us and for our leaders. Please continue to use the VA Leadership Prayer List and the Prayer Guide to pray for our leaders and especially pray that the Lord will go before us and prepare their hearts so that they have a hunger to receive the truth of Scripture.
• The Lord has granted more opportunities than ever to present the Gospel, both through the Bible study notes and through meeting with them in their offices this Session
• We were thrilled to have one Delegate want to send out the prayer list by email to all of their fellow legislators to encourage them to pray for one another
• It has been a delight to see churches come to our capitol and meet the legislators and pray with them and for them. We have considered it a privilege to introduce the pastor that day and have him begin our Bible study with the legislators in prayer. What an encouraging and impactful short term mission trip!
• So far, we have had the opportunity to visit almost all the Senators and many of the Delegates in personal appointments
• Please continue to pray that the Lord will bless our Bible studies, personal appointments and office visits to draw many of our legislators unto Himself. We are continuing to ask the Lord to grant us 12 in 2012 to come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
• Continue to pray that the Lord will bless in these final two Bible Studies of the 2012 Session
• That the Lord may bless and give wisdom to our leaders as they decide on the laws of our state
• Please continue to pray for Larry Mason, as he continues to heal. Pray that the Lord will grant him a speedy recovery and complete freedom from cancer
Your prayers for us are making a difference and we are so thankful for you! Your faithful support and prayers not only are used by the Lord to enable us in this ministry, but He is answering with prepared hearts to hear the Word of God!
Rejoicing in His grace,
State Director, Virginia