This is a busy time for our nation – in particular, a busy time in Washington, D.C. We have a new presidential administration, new leadership in every government agency, and a new nominee to the Supreme Court that will be starting his arduous confirmation hearings soon.
It is a time in our country where our new leadership – from government agencies to the Supreme Court to the White House – needs to be wise in their choices, decisions, and agenda. As believers in Christ, we know that wisdom comes from God and that it is His Word that lights our daily path. In the same way, the leaders of our nation need to be guided by the truth – and that truth is found in the Word of God. John 17:17 says, “Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.”
Do you believe it’s important for our nation’s top elected and appointed officials to hear God’s Word proclaimed? We do here at Faith & Action! In fact, our very mission statement is “To bring the Word of God to bear on the hearts and minds of those who make public policy in Washington, D.C.”
That’s why we will again co-sponsor the 2017 Annual U.S. Capitol Bible Reading Marathon. The Bible Reading Marathon will begin April 30th and will conclude May 4th. The entire Bible, Genesis to Revelation, is read out loud and without interruption, from the famous West Terrace of the Capitol Building—the same location where the President takes the oath of office on Inauguration Day!
Faith & Action has been an active co-sponsor of this unique event for over 15 years. For 90 continuous hours, hundreds of volunteers from across the nation will read the Bible—24 hours a day for four days straight! (That’s right: all day and all through the night—no matter the weather!)
You can be a part of this unique, very powerful event by praying for us, volunteering to come and read, and by supporting the event with your very generous, tax-deductible contribution!
Your generous, tax-deductible gift is needed right now. Make your contribution of $35, $50, $100, $1,000 or more online or by calling 202-546-8329. (You may also mail your check OR money order to Faith and Action, 109 2nd St. NE, Washington, D.C. 20002).
My team and I are asked all through the year about this amazing event. People we meet in elevators, members of Congress, and other top-ranking government officials will say, “Are you the people that read the Bible out there on the West Terrace? What’s that all about?” We love these questions because they give us an opportunity to share the wonderful message of God’s love, His gift of salvation, the meaning of Christ’s sacrifice, and the hope of His soon return!
You, your church group, youth ministry, Sunday school class, or other groups of friends can come to D.C. and actually join us in reading the Bible from the West Plaza of the Capitol.
MORE THAN ANYTHING, YOUR PRAYERS, AND GENEROUS FINANCIAL SUPPORT ARE NEEDED SO WE CAN MOVE AHEAD WITH OUR PREPARATION FOR THIS YEAR’S BIBLE READING MARATHON. PLEASE MAKE YOUR ONLINE, TAX-DEDUCTIBLE GIFT NOW.
Thank you for being God’s provision to make our participation in another U.S. Capitol Bible Reading Marathon possible!
Gratefully yours for proclaiming the Word of God,
Rev. Rob Schenck