Thursday, September 4, 2008

A Woman Of Faith for Vice-President?

I watched with interest, last night, (along with over 37 million others), the speech of Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska. She is the chosen candidate for Vice-President on the Republican ticket. After watching the main-stream media attempt to destroy her, even before she had a chance to be introduced to America, I was curious how this woman would do. She stunned the nation with a marvelous performance and confounded her critics, leaving them stammering for words to say. Her speech was intense, emotional and very moving. I had tears in my eyes several times as she spoke of her family, her country and her vision. I had felt that this woman was a Christian, but had not read anything of her faith, therefore, I was delighted to receive the following e-mail about her.

This is an excerpt from the Alaska Assembly of God newsletter:

"The opening night banquet of the 2008 Alaska District Council was honored to have Governor Sarah Palin address the delegates and guests. Governor Palin spoke of her appreciation for the Assemblies of God and requested that the Council pray for both her and the State of Alaska.

Superintendent Ted Boatsman, who was Palin's junior high pastor at Wasilla Assembly of God, along with Pastor Mike Rose of Juneau Christian Center, where Palin presently attends church when in Juneau, laid hands on the Governor and led the Council in prayer.

Palin, who was elected Governor in 2007, is Alaska's youngest governor and the first female governor of the state. She just recently gave birth to her fifth child, Trig. Palin spoke of the faith challenge she faced when learning that Trig would be a Downs Syndrome child. However, she and her husband, Todd, believe that every child is a gift of God, deserving of life, and that God was asking them to accept His will for their lives. The Alaska District Council believes that the State of Alaska is blessed to have a woman of faith and courage as Governor."

I encourage people of faith everywhere to hold our nation up in prayer. Pray for this Christian woman who has been nominated as the Republican Vice Presidential Candidate. Pray for God's protection on her and the others who are running for office. I know Satan is mad because we now have a "Pro-Life" ticket for President!

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