Dear CLF Family,
Because of the uncertainties created by Hurricane Matthew, we are going to reschedule the Prayer Breakfast for Monday, November 7, 2016. The Embassy Suites and Charleston Area Convention Center have graciously offered us this new date. It is the day before the elections and we will be giving prayers of thanks that, for the most part, Charleston was spared from a catastrophic blow from Hurricane Matthew. It also presents us with an opportune time to gather in prayer for our country and its future leaders and for everyone to get out and vote their conscience on Election Day.
The Prayer Breakfast and Embassy Suites have made this move to Nov. 7 seamless so we can achieve our goal of the maximum number of people we can reach with the gospel message.
Our communities are blessed to have elected leaders who boldly quote Holy Scripture to call upon God’s protection from catastrophe… as shown by Mayor Tecklenburg at a Friday Press Conference before the Hurricane landed.
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – Charleston’s mayor quoted the Book of Matthew in a Friday afternoon press conference hours ahead of Hurricane Matthew’s arrival.
“Tomorrow the storm will be upon us, and it should finally pass,” Tecklenburg said. “We’ve watched Matthew for these last few days, really for the last week or so. We’ve watched it wreak destruction in Haiti and other islands. We’ve now watched it plunder its way up the coast of Florida and headed directly in our direction. And in this instant media world, we follow Matthew, you could almost say, chapter and verse. And so, I read to you from the Gospel of Matthew 8:23-27, whereby Jesus calms the storm:
“Suddenly, a furious storm came up to the lake so that the waves swept over the boat. The disciples were afraid, and the Lord replied, ‘You of little faith, why are you so afraid?’ And then He got up and He rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.’
“You know, Charleston rises to the occasion,” Tecklenburg said. “We have proven time and time again that in times of disaster and struggle, we are at our best. We are not afraid, we are ready. We are not afraid, we have faith. We do pray for God’s protection of our city and our citizens, and we ask for everyone to join us to pray not just for us but for everyone who has been impacted by this storm. We are not afraid because we have faith, but also because of our preparedness and our preparations. We are not afraid because of our remarkable first responders and the response team, not just of the City of Charleston, but first responders and emergency operations personnel, everyone. We do ask everyone to get ready, to be alert, to be safe, and God Bless.”
Well said Mayor Tecklenburg!
We hope you will understand and adjust your schedule to Monday, Nov. 7th. We look forward to seeing everyone! All reservations and tickets will be honored on this new date.
Blessings and Prayers that all of you are safe!
Jerry, Fred, Bob & Kathryn
Charleston Leadership Foundation