June 12, 2011
Our interim Bible study for legislators and elected officials serving in the West Virginia state capitol is coming up this week. As the leaders gather in Charleston for three days of meetings on June 13-15, we will be continuing our series in Philippians with a study entitled "Gospel Accounting in the Capitol" from Philippians 3:7-9. Our study will be held on Tuesday, June 14 at 12:00 noon. The study notes are distributed to every legislator and elected official through regular mail, email, and handed out personally throughout the capitol. Please pray that God will use His word to impact the hearts of our leaders this week.
Last week Wood County Delegate Larry Border passed away suddenly. I had the privilege of attending both the visitation Friday evening and the funeral service in Parkersburg on Saturday. The death of Delegate Border brings the number of legislators who have died in just a little over a year to five:
- Mercer County Senator Don Caruth (May 2010)
- Nicholas County Delegate Sam Argento (October 2010)
- Mercer County Delegate Mike Porter (September 2010)
- Putnam County Delegate Dale Martin (May 2011)
- Wood County Delegate Larry Border (June 2011)
We should certainly remember to continue to pray for the families and friends of these leaders. The deaths of so many in such a short time in such a small community should also remind us of the urgency of sharing the gospel with our leaders. Please pray as we continue to seek to share the good news of Jesus Christ through our Bible studies and other ministries with leaders in the capitol and around the state.
State Director, West Virginia