The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Saul Santos, Jr.

Fountain of Truth Church
Fontana, CA

Sponsor: Rep. Joe Baca, (D-CA)
Date of Prayer: 01/23/2008

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

The SPEAKER. Without objection, the gentleman from California (Mr. Baca) is recognized for 1 minute.

There was no objection.

Mr. BACA. Madam Speaker, I stand here today to recognize a charitable, compassionate young man from my Congressional district in California, Minister Saul Santos , Jr. Minister Santos blessed us with the wonderful prayer we just heard this morning. And while only 27 years of age, he is already a licensed minister at the Christian Life Center Apostolic Church in Ontario, California.

In a world where too many of us have turned a blind eye to the problems of our neighbors, Minister Santos has led a life filled with service to others. And I say service to others. He is the founder and president of Affirming Community Initiatives, a nonprofit organization that provides food, clothing and youth programs to the underserved in our Inland communities.

Let us thank Minister Santos for serving as our guest House Chaplain today, and recognize him for the example he has set for many others to follow. He is truly a role model for us. We should all strive to live our lives in such a selfless and truly Christian manner, as he has done.

Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

Heavenly Father,

Thank you for being the God of all people; believers and non–believers.

You are the God of all thrones, dominions and rulers. All authority in heaven and earth are in your hands. You are the founder of the earth and established the heavens. You formed us from the dust of the ground and gave the breath of life.

Today, I ask that you establish this House full of your knowledge, wisdom, understanding and love.

As we pray, I ask that you extend your hand of protection over each Representative and their families. Give them strength as they lead. Lord God, I know that you are never absent from them when they need you.

I thank you for freedom and America.

As we pray, this House is stronger; as we commit our work unto you, in Christ Jesus our Lord, Amen.

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