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Find Out How to Impact Our State Legislators Through Prayer and Encouragement

By | Hawaii | No Comments

Dear Friend,

Do you want to make a “powerful and effective” investment in the state of Hawaii? Consider participating in the annual Encourage-A-Legislator (EAL) Prayer Project sponsored by Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Hawaii.  The project is designed to be simple, yet effective, as we pray for the hearts and minds of our legislators and their families.

We are very excited to be embarking on our eighth year of prayer and encouragement, and we want to invite you to join us! The EAL Prayer Project consists of sending postcards of encouragement and a commitment to pray for your assigned state legislator(s) during the 2018 Hawaii legislative session. The EAL Prayer Project is not used for lobbying purposes.

The EAL Prayer Project impacts state legislators in two ways. First and foremost, it intensifies and ensures consistent prayer for each legislator. Second, it encourages and builds bridges with the conservative legislators, as well as those who do not normally agree with CWA. As prayers are offered on behalf of the legislators, and as they receive your postcards, hearts are changed and encouraged.

CWA is prayerfully seeking faithful volunteers so that the 71 legislators, the governor, our two U.S. senators, and our two U.S. representatives will be individually prayed for during the 2018 legislative session, which begins January 17th and continues through the first week in May.  We will provide the postcard. All you have to do is provide the stamps and a commitment to pray and encourage.

If you would like to participate, please e-mail CWA of Hawaii’s state office. Specify whether you would like to pray for one or two legislators, and provide your name, address, phone number, and email address.

I can’t think of anything more powerful than praying for those in authority, as they are responsible for making policy decisions that impact our daily lives. This is a great project for churches, homeschoolers, women’s groups, and more.  I hope you will join us!

We are looking for your commitment today! Your packet will be mailed to you this coming January.

Barbara Ferraro
State Director
CWA of Hawaii
[email protected]
hi.cwfa.org

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

By | Maine, Uncategorized | No Comments

Dear friend,

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays!  With life’s busyness, it’s easy for me to go about my daily routine without a thankful and grateful heart. This can be a detrimental attitude. However, Thanksgiving gives me an opportunity to realign my heart to be grateful to Him in all things.

And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” – Colossians 3:17

On that note, it is with gratitude to the Lord that I write to you today.  Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Maine has been blessed this year with so much.

The first blessing is you!  I thank the Lord for your participation in this ministry.  Your prayers for both CWA of Maine and the issues at hand are absolutely needed.  The actions you take, such as making phone calls, sending emails, and writing to our legislators, put feet to all that CWA does behind the scenes. I am grateful!  Your financial support literally keeps the gas in the car, the paper in the copier, the cell phone on, and much more.  I thank the Lord for your gifts.

The second blessing is Catherine (Cathy) Carsley.  She recently stepped into the Encourage-A-Legislator Coordinator position.  Cathy will be managing the volunteer encouragers as they pray for and encourage their assigned state senator and house member. As a natural encourager, Cathy will be a tremendous asset to CWA of Maine in this position.

The third blessing is Renee Fortin.  She recently stepped into the position of Prayer/Action Chapter Coordinator as well as Legislative Liaison.  It is her goal to have at least one chapter in each of Maine’s 16 counties by the end of 2018.  In addition, Renee will assist in all aspects of the legislative process.  She will be keeping track of legislation, keeping you informed of prayer needs, educating you on the issues/bills that are important to you, and advising action that needs to be taken.  As Renee is a longtime friend of CWA of Maine, I am excited to see how the Lord will use her as one of our leaders.

CWA of Maine has much to be thankful to the Lord for as we work together to make a difference in public policy.  We thank God for you and ask His richest blessings on you and your family during this season of thanks.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Penny Morrell
State Director
CWA of Maine
[email protected]
me.cwfa.org

South Dakota Legislators Need Our Prayers

By | South Dakota | No Comments

“I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession, and thanksgiving be made for everyone — for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness”  I Timothy 2:1

Dear CWA Friends,

It is time to recruit “encouragers” for our Encourage-A-Legislator Campaign for the 2018 South Dakota legislative session. This is our 19th year of executing this inspiring program!  Some of you have been dedicated encouragers with us from the very beginning, and we appreciate your faithfulness.

We live in challenging times. I’m sure you’ll agree with me that prayer is needed to restrain the enemy’s assault on our culture.

Will you commit to adopting a legislator and praying for him or her daily during the session beginning in January?  You will send your assigned legislator a CWA-provided postcard that is pre-printed with a Scripture verse or inspirational quote every week.  Simply express appreciation for the legislator’s service and note your prayers for him.  Finally, add a postcard stamp and mail the card on a specified date.

Many legislators responded to your prayers and encouraging postcards last year with words of appreciation. Your efforts build bridges with the conservative legislators as well as those who do not typically agree with CWA. As an “encourager,” you will benefit from the blessings of being a part of this effort.

If you wish to participate in our Encourage-A-Legislator Campaign this year, please reply by noting your commitment and providing your physical address. You will receive your postcards and instructions just prior to the opening of the South Dakota legislative session in early January.

May God bless you for your faithfulness in prayer and action.

Linda Schauer
State Director
CWA of South Dakota
[email protected]
sd.cwfa.org
 

Illinois Legislators Need Our Prayers!

By | Illinois | No Comments

Be a Part of the CWA of Illinois Encourage-A-Legislator Project

Only prayer and action will turn the hearts of our legislators and Illinoisans in 2018!  Here’s how you can help!

We are seeking intercessors for the CWA of Illinois Encourage-A-Legislator (EAL) Project.

EAL is a project of encouragement and prayer for our Illinois elected officials, members of the Illinois General Assembly, and all Illinois county board and commission chairpersons. It is not an expression of political or public policy views.  It involves three easy steps:

  1. CWA provides 12 pre-addressed postcards that contain a Scripture verse, Founding Father quote, and prayer.
  2. Participants sign, stamp, and send a postcard once a month starting in February and pray earnestly for their assigned legislator.
  3. Participants are welcome to pray for and encourage more than one legislator.

Special thanks to all those who participated in the EAL project during the 2017 legislative session. We received several messages from legislators expressing their gratitude for the encouragement and prayers.

If you would like to participate in the CWA of Illinois EAL Project, please call me at 815-297-2918 or email [email protected]. Be sure to specify the number of legislators you would like to pray for and encourage.  Please provide your name, address, and email address. 

The Illinois EAL project cannot exist without funding.  If you feel led, please donate to CWA of Illinois. All donations given to CWA of Illinois will fund the state’s projects and initiatives. Click here to donate today, or feel free to send a check to the address below!

Prayer moves the hand of God in the affairs of this nation! In fact, we are commanded to pray for those in authority.

“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession, and thanksgiving be made for all people — for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior…” — 1 Timothy 2:1

We are looking for your commitment today. Your packet will be mailed to you this January. 

Debbie Leininger
State Director
CWA of Illinois
1255 W. Empire Street
Freeport, IL 61032

(815) 297-2918
[email protected]
il.cwfa.org

 

Kansas Supreme Court to Decide on Abortion

By | Kansas | No Comments

Remember the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act that Gov. Brownback signed into law in 2015?

As we expected, it has been challenged all the way to the state Supreme Court.

During this case’s journey through the courts, one of the liberal activist judges, Shawnee County District Judge Larry Hendricks, declared that the Kansas Constitution says there is a legal right to abortion. However,  the Kansas Supreme Court has never held that the Kansas Constitution says that there is a legal right to an abortion. The word “abortion” doesn’t even appear anywhere in the state constitution!

The Kansas Supreme Court could overturn the appellate court decision and uphold the ban on dismemberment abortion; however, the composition of that seven-justice court makes this outcome unlikely. Former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius appointed four of the justices, which is enough to declare by judicial fiat that abortion (not life) is a constitutional right.

This “legal right to an abortion” will be decided in the Kansas Supreme Court very soon.

Please pray:  Pray for each member of the Kansas Supreme Court by name.
Chief Justice Lawton Nuss
Justice Marla J. Luckert
Justice Carol A. Beier
Justice Eric S. Rosen
Justice Lee A. Johnson
Justice Dan Biles
Justice Caleb Stegall

Take action:  As soon as the decision is made, there will be a press conference with several pro-life groups.  At a moment’s notice, you will be asked to attend.  Please watch for this e-alert and attend if possible.

Thank you for your faithful prayers, action, and support of Concerned Women for America of Kansas.

With much concern,

Barbara Saldivar
State Director
CWA of Kansas
P.O. Box 8331
Topeka, KS  66608
(765) 260-5659
[email protected]
ks.cwfa.org

Assisted Suicide Measure Fails

By | South Dakota | No Comments

November 6 was the deadline that petitions for ballot measures could be submitted to the secretary of state’s office.

We are pleased to report that the assisted suicide measure did not receive the required number of signatures, rendering this issue annul.  We praise God for this victory! 

 It is reassuring to know that South Dakotans respect and value all life and honor God as our life-giver and life-taker.

Additionally, of the three marijuana measures, the two recreational marijuana petitions were not submitted. Thus, the medical marijuana proposal can still be on the 2018 ballot, providing the petitions’ signatures are all valid.

You can read more about these issues in our fall newsletter.

Linda Schauer
State Director
CWA of South Dakota
[email protected]
sd.cwfa.org

Illinois Legislators Need Our Prayers!

By | Illinois | No Comments

Be a Part of the CWA of Illinois Encourage-A-Legislator Project

Only prayer and action will turn the hearts of our legislators and Illinoisans in 2017!  Here’s how you can help!

We are seeking intercessors for the CWA of Illinois Encourage-A-Legislator (EAL) Project.

EAL is a project of encouragement and prayer for our Illinois legislators, not an expression of political or public policy views.  It involves three easy steps:

  1. CWA provides 12 pre-addressed postcards that contain a Scripture, Founding Father quote and prayer.
  2. Participants sign, stamp and send a postcard once a month and pray earnestly for their assigned legislator.
  3. Participants are welcome to pray for and encourage more than one legislator.

A special thanks to all those who participated in the 2017 EAL project during the 2017 legislative session.  EAL intercessors sent monthly postcards to Illinois elected officials and members of the Illinois General Assembly, as well as all Illinois County Board and Commission Chairpersons.  We received several messages from legislators expressing gratitude for the encouragement and prayers.

Prayer moves the hand of God in the affairs of this nation. In fact, we are commanded to pray for those in authority.

“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior…” (1 Timothy 2:1)

The Illinois Encourage-a-Legislator project cannot exist without funding.  If you feel led, please donate to CWA of Illinois.  All donations given to CWA of Illinois fund the state’s projects and initiatives.  CWA of Illinois is volunteer-directed.  Click here to donate today! Or, feel free to send a check to the address below.

 If you would like to participate in the CWA of Illinois Encourage-a-Legislator Project, please call 815-297-2918 or e-mail me at [email protected].  Be sure to let us know how many legislators you would like to pray for and encourage.

Debbie Leininger
State Director
CWA of Illinois
1255 W. Empire Street
Freeport, IL 61032
[email protected]
il.cwfa.org

Sign Up Today – Prayer Project Right Here in Georgia!

By | Georgia | No Comments

“Pray without ceasing.” 1 Thessalonians 5:17

Do you want to make a “powerful and effective” investment in the state of Georgia? Consider participating in the annual Encourage-A-Legislator (EAL) Prayer Project sponsored by Concerned Women for America (CWA) of Georgia.  The program is designed to be simple, yet effective, as we pray for the hearts and minds of our legislators and their families.

We are very excited to be embarking on our fifteenth year of prayer and encouragement, and we want to invite you to join us! If you are new to CWA, the EAL project consists of sending postcards of encouragement and a commitment to pray for a state legislator(s) during the 2018 Georgia legislative session. The EAL Prayer Project is not used for lobbying purposes.

The EAL Prayer Project impacts state legislators in two ways. First and foremost, it intensifies and ensures consistent prayer for each legislator. Second, it encourages and builds bridges with the conservative legislators, as well as those who do not normally agree with CWA. As prayers are offered on behalf of the legislators, and as they receive your postcards, hearts are changed and encouraged.

CWA is prayerfully seeking faithful volunteers so that each of the 236 legislators will be individually prayed for during the 2018 legislative session, which begins January 8 and continues through March. CWA will provide the postcard. All you have to do is provide the stamps and a commitment to pray and encourage.

If you would like to participate, please e-mail CWA of Georgia’s state office. Specify whether you would like to pray for one or two legislators and provide your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address.

I cannot think of anything more powerful than praying for those in authority, as they are responsible for making policy decisions that impact our daily lives. This is a great project for churches, homeschoolers, women’s groups, and more!  I hope you will join us!  

We are looking for your commitment today. Your packet will be mailed to you this January.