D.C. posted by jwatson on Jul 01, 2009
WeHad a great time in Washington D.C. last week. We should get the press release out today or tomorrow. I’ll post it here. But here’s an email from Shirley Beattie about the events. Shirley did an outstanding job organizing all of these events with George and Linda Roller.
Hi everyone – just wanted to thank you all for your prayers for our week in DC – everything went extremely well!
The Politics and Principles luncheon on Tuesday had attendance of almost 100 interns and Hill staffers. Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana spoke to the group and encouraged them to stay strong in their faith.
The attendance at the Distinguished Christian Statesman Award Dinner was around 200, including several Congressmen. Randy Forbes received the award for 2009 – he talked about how important the Center is for reminding people of the Christian heritage of our nation.
We also had a phenomenal Wallbuilders Tour of the Capitol, which included a spontaneous visit from Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann who preached a mighty sermon and blessed us with an equally mighty prayer – right in the old Senate room. Then in the old Supreme Court, Congressman Doug Lamborn of Colorado read several passages of scripture. The night ended with a rousing rendition of “God Bless America” led by opera singers, Chris Holloway and his wife Sasha, who were there as a part of our group. Chris sang two of Rep. Forbes’ favorite hymns at the dinner on Wednesday.
George Roller is always pleased to share about this ministry, especially if you know any young people who may be interested in interning with him.