Thursday, February 26, 2009

2009 MLA Prayer Breakfast Report

I've just come from our Third Annual MLA Prayer Breakfast.  What a fantastic time!  This was our first every sold out event and it was by far the best one we've ever had.  We had a strong turnout of MLA's which is our primary goal, but we also had a fantastic turnout by the church at large in Victoria and at least one guest from Vancouver. 

Pastor and author Mark Buchanan did an amazing job as our speaker.  He was challenging, inspiring and tremendously effective in communicating the key points of Micah 6:8.  He spoke to MLA's while he spoke to us and he did it in a way that was non-threatening while at the same time pointing us to the need to walk in humility before our God. 

Rachel Smith led us in prayer for our MLA's this morning.  She prepared a beautiful written prayer that she read with poise and grace.  I will post a copy of it later today.  I hope that you will enjoy it as much as we did.

Barb Schindel (my wife) and Nicholas Simons (MLA, Gibsons Sunshine Coast) did an instrumental duet of Amazing Grace.  They played the same number during our chapel service in November of 2007. 

We were only able to do this with the help of our partners, friends and local churches and businesses who sponsor tables, buy tickets, volunteer, pray and serve in whatever way they can.  This is a team effort and we all made today a huge success. 

We have some great photo's from this morning as well.  I will upload them to our gallery as soon as I receive them.

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