The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Joshua Leu

First Christian Church
Great Bend, KS

Sponsor: Rep. Roger Marshall, (R-KS)
Date of Prayer: 10/12/2017

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mr. MARSHALL. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to salute and say thanks during Pastor Appreciation Month. This one is particularly special, as one of my own church's pastors gave the opening prayer to this body just moments ago.

From baptisms to weddings to funerals, pastors give us encouragement to meet the demands of life. They give spiritual balance to a material
world and are spiritual leaders for a nation deemed "one Nation under

I thank my current pastor, Pastor Josh Leu; his wife, Ashley; his
lovely daughters, Karys and Khora. I also want to thank my pastor of 20
years, Pastor Bill Johnson, and his wife, Lois.

Thanks for all you have done for us, for my family, for my community, and for my church.

Like Pastor Bill always used to say: Have a good day, if you want to.

Mr. Speaker, let's all reach out to pastors and their families to tell them thanks for all they do for us.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

God, I ask today that You would open these honorable men and women of the House to the significance, weight, and sacredness of the work that they get to do.

Remind them that the detailed decisions that they make here and now will not only have effects on the entire world, but will ripple through time for generations to come, making a way for all people.

So gift them, O Lord, with Your wisdom today and every day they serve so they can be a part of causing Your kingdom to come, Your will to be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven.


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