MONTGOMERY, Ala (BNc) — The Capital Prayer Breakfast was held January 17, 2014, in the RSA building overlooking beautiful downtown Montgomery, AL . Colin and Ellen McKee, long time missionaries to Indonesia, were honored at the breakfast.Bob McKee, brother of the honoree, gave a detailed overview of Colin’s life and work before and on the mission field. Dr. Michael Turner, President of Amridge University, presented a framed declaration of appreciation to the McKees which read: “With sincere appreciation for your encouraging leadership, dedication to every good work, and outstanding service in helping influence the church to carry out the Great Commission both by precept and example.”
“The Capital Prayer Breakfast is sponsored by Amridge University for the purpose of giving occasion to brothers and sisters in Christ to get better acquainted with one another and to rejoice in the common goals shared,” stated Jimmie Benson.
After the welcome by Raymond Elliott, a prayer of thanksgiving was offered by Fred Robertson. Sam Long presented the devotional after which the following offered prayers: Jack Cates, Jerry Martin, Paul Meacham and Lamar Hall. Prayers for thanksgiving, church leaders, families, City, State, and National leaders, sick, bereaved, shut-ins, etc. were offered up to God. The closing song was led by Paul Clements.
Approximately 80 attended the 8:30 a.m. prayer breakfast.
As a teenage girl, I prayed to marry a preacher. I knew no one who was desiring to be a preacher but each night I knelt by my bed and prayed, “Lord, if I am capable of being a preacher’s wife I would like to marry a preacher. If not, just let me marry a Christian.” God answered that prayer for me. Our local preacher, Jerry Humphries, preached in two gospel meetings that summer and invited a young man from Alabama Christian College (now Faulkner University) to preach in his absence. He brought his girlfriend with him so that took him out of the running. But when I learned they were coming back in a week or so, I asked if they didn’t have some fine young man they could bring down and let me meet. The girl thought for a minute, snapped her fingers and said, “Old Doug.” Old Doug and I have been married 54 years and have two children and two grandchildren. All our children are faithful members of the church. God is so good. I love Him so.