The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Terry Sanders

Victory House Ministry
Uniontown , PA

Sponsor: Rep. Bill Shuster, (R-PA)
Date of Prayer: 07/18/2017

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. SHUSTER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today with the great honor of
welcoming Reverend Terry Sanders and his wife, Rhonda.

Reverend Sanders traveled here from Uniontown, Pennsylvania, where he is the founder, CEO, and director of Genesis House Ministry, a ministry created to help men leaving the prison system move through a recovery
process within a supportive environment, enabling them to transition back to society. His ministry has been helpful in battling the fight
against the opioid crisis we face in America today.

The Genesis House, at its core, is a resident house where clients
receive far more than a warm bed. Rather than sending former inmates
aimlessly into the streets, the ministry provides counseling,
mentoring, job skill development, substance abuse programming, job
placement services, and family integration assistance.

Reverend Sanders has been working as the chaplain of the Fayette
County Prison for more than 10 years and knows firsthand prison release
qualifications and what it takes to make a difference in the lives of men.

The ministry opened its doors in 2014 and is a result of Reverend
Sanders' desire to make a difference in the community.

I am grateful that Reverend Sanders is able to join us here today,
and I would like to take this opportunity to express my deep and
sincere appreciation for the great work he and his team are doing in
western Pennsylvania.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

For this great assembly of leaders, Lord, we come today to ask for your guidance, wisdom, and support for our Nation.

Help us to engage in meaningful discussions, and allow us to grow closer as our Nation's leaders and to nurture this Nation.

Fill us with Your grace, God, as we make decisions that may affect our Nation and the world.

Continue to remind us that all we do here today, all that we accomplish in our Nation, is for the pursuit of freedom, for Your greater glory, and for the service of humanity.

We ask all these things in Your name. Amen.

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