Letter to the Editor that ran in May 8, 2013, issue of The Item newspaper:
What an awesome three days we just had in Sumter!
I would like to start by thanking Mayor Joe McElveen, the City of Sumter and its administration for supporting prayer in our community. In a day and time when most communities are taking prayer and God out of every facet of our society, I’m truly thankful to say I am a native Sumterite and live in this great city that supports prayer and its houses of worship.
Thank you for taking that stand!
I would also like to thank everyone who came out to this year’s breakfast, alongwith those that attended the marriage conference held at the Opera House. It was indeed a SPARK for our community. Secondly, we could not have put on this annual event without the support of our outstanding sponsors. Space does not permit me to thank each of you individually and I would not want to leave anyone out. To view a
complete list of sponsors visit www.sumterprays.com. Lastly, I would like to thank the awesome steering committee that I served with -- they are the backbone of this event! Y’all ROCK!
Gone, but not forgotten: Stan Schaetzle set the bar high and we will forever begrateful for his many years of service to our community and this committee/cause. It was an honor and privilege to serve in this capacity. I look forward to what God has in store for next year’s breakfast on May 1, 2014.
In the meantime, if you are involved in a local church or have a passion for prayer I would love to hear from you. We need ambassadors to help get the word out each year about this great event. We’re simply looking for someone we can contact to help us spread the word. Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 774-8665.
Last, but not least, all credit for any success goes to our Maker and Creator --thank you God for what you just did in our community! “When people work, people work. When people pray, God works!”
Chris M. Moore
Chairman, 2013 Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast Steering Committee