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October 7, 2011

“Contentment is an elusive virtue. We often seek for contentment and happiness in places where it cannot be found – money, possessions, power, positions, relationships, or freedom from trials and difficulties in life. Contentment may be particularly difficult to achieve in life and work here in the capitol. There is often the ambition to gain a higher office or position of leadership. There is a great desire to win the political battles over important issues and legislation. There are often difficult circumstances and situations that threaten to rob one of contentment. Paul has encouraged the Philippian believers to “Rejoice in the Lord, always” (Philippians 4:4). Now he writes of a quality closely related to joy, that of contentment…”

This is the introduction to this month’s interim Bible study in the West Virginia Capitol. Indeed, in the world of politics, contentment with positions and circumstances is difficult to achieve. This is particularly true as we have seen the recent shakeup in leadership and the whole redistricting process. Our study on Philippians 4:10-13 is entitled “The Secret of Contentment in the Capitol”. Please pray for us as we seek to share that true contentment can only be found through Christ.

Our legislators will be gathering in Charleston Monday, October 10 through Wednesday, October 12. We will be holding our Bible study on Tuesday at noon.

  • Pray for our legislators as they travel
  • Pray for God to use our Bible study notes as they are distributed to legislators and elected officials throughout the capitol
  • Pray for the Bible study to be held in the capitol on Tuesday
  • Pray for the contacts and visits I will be able to make during the interim meetings.

As always, thank you for your prayer and support of our ministry.


Tim Pauley
State Director, West Virginia