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Calling Prayers

Hello friends,

I have a prayer list for you.

1. El Salvador is in the midst of an important election today. Pray that God’s will be done. That whatever the out come that people would have dialogue with each other and not resort to the gun to resolve their differences.

2. Tomorrow I plan to give 6 presentations in the Proviso West High School in Chicago. Students are involved in gangs and probably some carry guns when not in school. Pray that we all could be open to what the Lord wants to say to and through each of us to bring his peace, justice, and joy.

3. I have made an application and had an interview to volunteer in the Colombian Presbyterian accompaniment program. I felt very good about the interview and feel their program would fit me very well. The Presbyterians have been waiting 2 weeks to talk to CPT before they can move ahead with my application. Pray CPT would respond soon and if not that I would have patience.

4. I am going through a crisis in my life and will be seeing my counselor on Tuesday at 2:30. Pray I especially could be open to what ever the Lord wants to do.

5. This Wednesday 3/18/09 I am going to spend the day lobbying for Illinois state gun control with CAPS “Chicago Alternative Policeman’s Strategy” a organization under the Chicago Police department. Pray for our efforts to keep guns out of the wrong hands.

Thank you for every word prayed,

Peace to you, Jim

PS. Re CAPS and you are from Illinois

Email Your Representative Today

We urge you to take the time to contact your State Representative today and ask him/her to support requiring background checks for private handgun sales (HB 48).

To email your legislator, click here: http://capwiz.com/icpgv/home/

House Bill 48, sponsored by Rep. Harry Osterman (D-Chicago), would close the “private sale loophole” by requiring the private sale or transfer of any handgun to be conducted at a federally licensed firearm dealer so that a background check can be completed. This is a common sense bill that would help prevent felons, domestic violence offenders, individuals with severe mental illness, and minors from accessing handguns.

For more information about HB 48, click here: http://www.icpgv.org/icpgv_policy1.html

Gun Violence Prevention Lobby Day in Springfield

On Wednesday, March 18th buses of activists will head to Springfield to urge lawmakers to support HB 48.

For more information about this Lobby Day or to sign up to participate, visit http://a.saintsabina.org/ or call 773-483-4300.

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