January 2012 / Bott Radio Network Hosts a table at the 2012 Missouri Governor’s Prayer Breakfast, Thursday, January 5th
On Thursday, January 5th, Bott Radio Network hosted a table at the Governor’s Prayer breakfast, the Missouri Governor’s 50-year annual tradition at the beginning of the legislative session. The prayer breakfast was a time to pause, seek the Lord, and ask Him to guide our leaders in their daily decisions. Governor Nixon spoke, encouraging Missouri’s leaders to come together during the session, and look to the Almighty for guidance along the way. The keynote speaker was Pastor Randy Gariss of College Heights Christian Church in Joplin. Pastor Gariss spoke about the significance of the truth that mankind is made in the image of God, reminding his listeners that everyone they pass bears the majesty of Almighty God. He described this majesty as a shadow and talked about the lonely distortion of the shadow who has lost its source, urging prayer breakfast attendees to seek God.
Pastor Gariss began and concluded by expressing his gratitude for the outpouring of support to tornado-ravaged Joplin. “You made very good neighbors,” he told the assembled leaders, referencing the Biblical story of the good Samaritan. “You looked a little like God.”
The Missouri Governor's Prayer Breakfast, Thursday, January 5, 2012.
Captain Mike Roberts of the Missouri National Guard emcee’s the program as Governor Nixon, Missouri’s First Lady, and Pastor Gariss look on.
Governor Jay Nixon delivers remarks at the Governor's Prayer Breakfast.
A portion of the crowd at the Governor’s Prayer Breakfast.
Bott Radio Network staff and sponsors fellowship during the Governor’s Prayer Breakfast.
Another view of the crowd at the Governor’s Prayer Breakfast.
Governor Nixon and First Lady Georganne Nixon share a chuckle during breakfast.
Missouri’s First Lady Georganne Nixon and Pastor Gariss from Joplin visit with an attendee as the Governor looks on by her side.
The BRN table, L-R: Staff member Sarah Greek of BRN Mid-Missouri, BRN show host Harold Hendrick of BRN St. Louis, Anne Carmichael with Vitae Caring Foundation, Joan Hendrick, BRN Mid-Missouri Account Executive Chris Baker, Whitney Wallace with Missouri Beef, Barb Prasad of JCMG, BRN Mid- Missouri Area Manager Sue Stoltz, Dale Gerstner of Best Western Capital Inn, and Bart Larson with Reflections of Glory Photography.