October 7, 2010
Paul urged the believers in the church at Colossae to pray that "God will open to us a door for the word, so that we may speak forth the mystery of Christ" (Colossians 4:3). Thanks to your prayers, God has continued to open up doors for us to share the gospel in the West Virginia state capitol.
As the legislators gather in Charleston for three days of meetings each month, we take the opportunity to hold Bible studies for them and all the elected officials serving at the statehouse. Our next interim Bible studies will be held on Tuesday, October 12 at 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon. In order to serve our leaders and perhaps provide better opportunity for them to attend, we provide a breakfast and lunch at the meetings.
Our study, taken from Psalm 119:9 is titled, “How Can Someone in Politics Keep Their Way Pure?” You can read or download a copy of our Bible study HERE. We send out an invitation letter along with the study notes to every legislator and elected official, as well as an email with the notes attached. We also spend time the day before the study distributing the notes in person and visiting with leaders in their offices. We are truly thankful for this open door to share the Word of God in the capitol.
We recently lost a good friend in the capitol as Delegate Mike Porter from Mercer County went home to be with the Lord. Delegate Porter gave clear testimony of being a believer and attended our Bible studies as much as he was able. He was a real encouragement to us and will be greatly missed. (You can find an obituary for Delegate Porter HERE.) Delegate Porter was in CAMC in Charleston for almost a month and I had the privilege of visiting with him several times to read the Bible and pray together. Please continue to pray for his family, especially his wife, Ruth and his sister, Patty.
Thank you once again for your prayers. Please continue to pray that God will open up doors for us to share the gospel with leaders in the capitol and around the state.
State Director, West Virginia