Well... I'm not entirely sure what happened to the last half of February and all of March, but here we are in the 2nd week of April. Oh wait... I do know what happened! The Legislature resumed sitting, I've had a fairly busy preaching schedule, a trip to Saskatchewan and we had to bump up our Prayer Breakfast by an entire month... Needless to say it's been a bit of a blur around here!
Let's start with the last week and work backwards. We held our 8th Annual MLA Prayer Breakfast on April 2nd. Once again, we had an exceptional response with 22 MLAs including 6 Cabinet ministers in attendance. Many churches and businesses were represented and we had a strong show of support for the MLAs who came. Our speaker this year was none other than Mr. O Canada, Mark Donnelly who is the anthem singer for the Vancouver Canucks. It's safe to say that we've never sung the anthem more enthusiastically as Mark led us.
Following the breakfast, MLA Gordie Hogg arranged a tour for Mark through the Legislature. Mark was an excellent guest and he graciously entertained caucus and staff alike by singing in various offices and hallways. He was invited to open the afternoon session of the Legislature by singing the anthem and I was asked to open in prayer. It was a fantastic day for Leading Influence!!
We received the most exciting feedback from a pastor. He mentioned that he sensed a connection with the MLA at his table and asked her if it would be okay if he prayed for her for the next year. She readily agreed and the exchanged email addresses. This is one of the many reasons that we do a Prayer Breakfast!
If you'd like to see pictures of our visit to the Legislature, visit the Leading Influence Page on FaceBook.