Archive for Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Minister stresses power of prayer at annual event

April 22, 2008

When Tonganoxie Mayor Mike Vestal spoke at the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast on Tuesday, he said he couldn't understand why it would have the "mayor" attached to it.

But then he said, after being in office now for a little more than a year, "I need all the prayers I can get," causing a chorus of chuckles from about 25 people in attendance for the breakfast, which was served at Tonganoxie Christian Church.

The breakfast was sponsored by the Tonganoxie Chamber of Commerce and the Ministerial Alliance. It started with an opening prayer by Mike Bronson, pastor at West Haven Baptist Church. Steve Christensen, chamber board president, gave the welcome and United Methodist Church pastor Stan Hughes the invocation. Blake Waters spoke about chamber of commerce happenings, while Dirk Scates, pastor at Tonganoxie Christian Church, gave the keynote address. He spoke about the power of prayer and how important it was in people's lives.

"Nothing in Heaven happens without prayer on Earth," Scates said, also noting that "behind every miracle, there's a problem."

Vestal then closed with his comments about the breakfast and thanked the ministerial alliance for all it does for the community. He referred to the group as the glue that keeps the community together and said the alliance does many things to help the community.

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