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Day of Prayer brings together Lindsey Wilson colleagues

Submitted by katkinson on Tue, 05/15/2018 - 13:08

MARTIN, Ky. — Dr. Terry Swan, dean of the chapel at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, KY, was the featured speaker at Christian Appalachian Project’s (CAP) observance of National Day of Prayer Thursday. This year’s theme of Unity struck a perfect cord given the connection between Lindsey Wilson and CAP.

“I was thrilled to have Dr. Swan give the message on this special occasion,” said Guy Adams, president and CEO of CAP, who served for 11 years as the vice president for development at Lindsey Wilson. “Day of Prayer is a time at CAP where we come together to celebrate our faith and the unity of our mission to build hope, transform lives, and share Christ’s love through service in Appalachia.”

Swan echoed that sentiment. “This says something about CAP that you gather on the National Day of Prayer. It means you got the order of things right. In particular, in social justice ministry, we begin to believe that it is all about meeting human needs, but we are doing the work to glorify Christ.”

CAP chose as its theme Scripture Colossians 3:14, “And above all these virtues, put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.” Offices are closed for this annual event which brings together employees and volunteers to pray collectively for CAP’s participants, donors, employees, volunteers, leadership, partners, and Appalachia.

“Terry Swan is a Lindsey Wilson icon,” said Randy Burns, CAP’s director of major gifts. Burns is also a Lindsey Wilson alum and former director of alumni relations. “For him to have been so instrumental in the history of a place I love so much puts him in a special place in my heart. Now to have him share his heart and love for God’s people with my new CAP family is very special.”
“Gathering together in unity, in worship propels an organization toward right things,” Swan concluded. “You find out where God is working and moving, and you just join God there. It is the Holy Spirit that catapults an organization toward great things. The impetus that pulls everyone together is in the person of Christ who lives here among us and guides us.”

The CAP Day of Prayer coincides with the National Day of Prayer held annually on the first Thursday in May. The National event began during the administration of President Harry Truman administration. CAP launched its official Day of Prayer observance in 1996.
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