It is a pleasure to invite you to the 49th annual Commonwealth Prayer Breakfast. As always, this year’s breakfast will be on the opening day of the General Assembly session, Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 7:00 a.m. in the Greater Richmond Convention Center.
Each year, many of Virginia's elected governmental leaders gather with citizens from throughout the Commonwealth to reaffirm our trust in God, recognize His reconciling power and seek His guidance. Our hearts are strengthened, individually and collectively, as we pray to God together.
Our speaker will be Ambassador Tony P. Hall, a leading advocate for hunger relief programs and improving human rights conditions worldwide. In 2002, President George W. Bush nominated him to be United States Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture, where he served until 2006. Prior to that, he served in Congress from Ohio, and he chaired the House Select Committee on Hunger and the Democratic Caucus Task Force on Hunger.
Three times nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, Ambassador Hall is the executive director emeritus of the Alliance to End Hunger, which engages governmental, private sector, and faith-based institutions to build the public and political will to end hunger in America and abroad. He will speak powerfully to our theme, which is borrowed from the journal of Jim Elliot, a martyred missionary: "He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to have what he cannot lose." Ambassador Hall has given up political power and worldly wealth to serve "the least of these." He is an example to many throughout the world as he puts his faith into practice.
Individual tickets are $35. Also, please consider purchasing a Table Host package of 10 seats for only $350. Being a Table Host provides an opportunity to invite guests. In an effort to bring the leadership from throughout Virginia together, we encourage you to consider inviting elected officials, business leaders, pastors, students and others from your area. To order tickets by mail, complete and return the enclosed form along with your check in the envelope provided. You also may purchase tickets by credit card on-line at www.commonwealthprayerbreakfast.eventbrite.com. (There is a small processing fee for individual tickets; no processing fee is added for Table Host packages.) For additional information, please contact VACPB @aol.com.
We look forward to seeing you on January 14th, as we pray for wisdom, guidance and strength for our public servant leaders during the coming year.