What was the most rewarding part of the Capitol Summit in Pierre?
“Ushering prayer into the capitol”
“Praying with the legislators”
“Dr. Kenyn Cureton was a wonderful speaker.”
“Meeting State Officials”
“Filling the capitol with praise to God as we sang three songs on the steps in the rotunda”
“Meeting with like-minded believers”
PASTORS, as an encouragement to you, here is what people said regarding their pastors not being able to come:
“… I want to know from my pastor, where our church stands on the issues…”
“As Christians, we may not “like” politics or government, but we cannot afford to not be involved, concerned & engaged.”
“…it is important for leaders who are Christians to gather in Pierre and let their legislators know how they should vote in light of morals and values.”
“Do not fear, come to Pierre! You have influence! Come put [it] into action at the Capitol.”
“Your role is important in our country.”
“Need to be involved and concerned in what is happening legislatively in the State. Need to understand what your support means to the legislators.”
“Come fight for our State and country through the power of the Lord.”
On February 6th Pastors and Ministry Leaders from across the state converged on the Capitol for a day of education and encouragement.
The day began with a light breakfast in the Rotunda including a quick briefing on capitol protocol and a list of what was on the legislators’ agenda for the day. Teen Pact alumni gave a Capitol tour. Our guests were then able to connect with their legislators, to pray with them, and to see part of the legislative process. Before leaving the capitol the whole group met on the Rotunda steps for a picture with the governor and for singing in that great hall. What an amazing sound!
Dr. Kenyn Cureton from Family Research Council brought a great challenge to the legislators focusing on the godly legacy of Ronald Reagan (his birthday was February 6th) and his implementation of godly morals in every area of government. Dr. Kenyn also encouraged the Ministry Leaders to live out “I am a Soldier of the Cross, Here I Stand!”
God is doing an incredible work in our State. He is giving the church the opportunity to impact our culture with His Love and Truth. We want to take every opportunity to shine as a city on a hill.