A national prayer ministry known as "Prayer Force One" will be bringing its "Spiritual State of the Union" tour to Missouri during the month of August.
The ministry , headed by former Oklahoma State Senator Ed Moore, will be traveling to seven
Missouri cities with its ministry flagship, the Prayer Force One bus. The Greyhound-style Americruiser bus has been painted to simulate the presidential airplane Air Force One.
"Prayer Force One is a tool, an icon that God has raised up to help our nation to refocus on the need to pray," Moore says. "When we enter a town, our goal is to get this message to everyone in the city."
Prayer Force One will be making the following stops at the following locations:
*Joplin - August 23 at 7:00 PM - House of Prayer (4715 E. Newman Rd.)
*Springfield - August 24 at 7:30 AM - Bott Radio Network (1111 S. Glenstone)
*Rolla - August 24 at Noon - Rolla Chamber of Commerce (1311 S. Kingshighway)
*St. Louis - August 24 at 5:00 PM - Gateway House of Prayer (4646 S. Lindbergh)
*Columbia - August 25 at Noon - New York Deli (1301 Vandiver)
*Kansas City - August 25 at 5:00 PM - Stonecroft Ministries (10121 Grandview Rd.)
*Jefferson City - August 26 at 8:00 AM - Missouri State Capitol
"Having Prayer Force One come to Missouri is a great blessing for our state," says Tom Otley, the
Missouri coordinator for the National Day of Prayer. "With the challenges we face as a nation, prayer is needed more today than ever before. We are delighted that Prayer Force One will be traversing our state. We are praying for a good turnout at each location. Heaven rejoices when brothers and sisters in Christ come together in unity and seek His face."
Sue Stoltz, the Midwest Area Director for the National Day of Prayer, says that the Prayer Force One tour is the prelude to a major all-day Missouri Christian
Festival to be held on the grounds of the State Capitol on Saturday, August 29th. That event is being sponsored by a Missouri group known as United as One.
The Missouri Christian Festival is a free outdoor concert which will include contemporary Christian artists Matthew West and Kathleen Carnali. Christian author Bill Federer will be the keynote speaker. In addition to the music there there are information booths on church ministries and Christian organizations, as well as festival food vendors and more. The festivall will run from 9AM to 9PM. West and Carnali will perform in the evening.
"In today's hectic world it is easy to lose sight of what is important," says United as One President
Steve Meyer. "The Missouri Christian Festival reminds us of the importance of faith, family and freedom in a relaxed enjoyable way...as the Gospel mixes with music. It is so great to see families laughing with their children and lifting their hands in worship and praise."
Meyer says the Missouri Christian Festival is one of the few Christian events in the United States that is allowed to take place on government property. He reports that last year's event drew more than 3000 attendees from many backgrounds and denominations.
"We believe Christianity needs to be brought out to the streets on a day to day basis," Meyer observes. "This festival has grown to become a much anticipated event that honors the core values that this country and this state were built on."
Meyer adds, "The theme for United as One this year is 'Antidote." The antidote to all the problems
in our family, community, government and our self is Jesus Christ."
United as One needs volunteers to help with the event in terms of manpower and financial support. If you can assist, you can call Steve at (573) 680-1198.
For more information on the Missouri Christian Festival, you can follow this link: UnitedAsOne
For more information on Prayer Force One, you can click this link: PrayerForceOne
We encourage you to join other Christian families from around Missouri in Jefferson City on August 29th. We also encourage you to meet the Prayer Force One bus at the regional stop closest to your community.