Monday, January 25, 2010

My Brother Told Me About You...

I was at Walmart on a quick shopping trip and I was introduced to one of our daughter’s babysitting clients. The father and I went through the customary male greetings. ‘What do you do?’ ‘Where do you work?’. ‘Where are you from?’

Telling people what I do can sometimes be a bit of an adventure because I’m the only person in all of Canada who does what I do, so it generally requires some explanation. Given that I was standing in an aisle at Walmart, I fully expected to be providing the LONG explanation.

I started by saying that I provide chaplaincy services to MLA’s and then watched his facial expression to see how much additional explaining would be necessary.

You can imagine my surprise when he said, ‘My brother told me about you.’

His brother is an MLA and while I’ve met him on several occasions, I can’t say that I ever felt as though it was ever much more than a polite greeting in a crowded room.

When I asked what his brother had told him, I was even more surprised. He said that his brother was aware that we were praying for him and others on a daily basis and that their staff regularly checked the daily prayer blog to see who we were praying for and what we were praying about.

I hope this is a tremendous encouragement to you. It’s important for us to know that our prayers are having an effect and an impact on the lives of those we are seeking to bless.

I want invite and encourage you to pray along with us. We send out a daily email each Monday to Friday. Each email features a personalized prayer for different MLA. The prayers are short and simple so that you can pray them whenever you see them. You can join our daily team by subscribing at and clicking on the feedblitz button on the upper right side.


Anonymous said...

Right on. What a great encouragement for you.

Anonymous said...

I look forward to reading both the prayer and the bio for each MLA as it is posted. It gives me a greater appreciation for the job each MLA is responsible for, their history in served their community and the things that you are aware of that is important to be prayed for.
- Len

susan said...

Great to hear your story. We trust the Lord will continue to use you to be salt and light in this valuable area. . . right now we're up to our eyeballs with Olympic ministry preparations. Trusting for miracles here in Vancouver/Whistler.