Monday, June 23, 2008

Premier Campbell Names New Cabinet

Premier Campbell announced an anicipated Cabinet Shuffle today. Listed below are the names and ministries of the members of the new BC Cabinet. On behalf of the partners, friends and supporters of Leading Influence Ministries, I want to congratulate those who have been named to the cabinet, those who have been re-assigned roles and those who will continue on in their capacity. I also want to encourage our prayer network, friends and supporters to begin to pray for the new cabinet as they assume their responsibilities on behalf of the people of British Columbia.

NEW MINISTERS APPOINTED TODAY INCLUDE:

MINISTER OF STATE FOR INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS - HON. JOAN MCINTYRE

MINISTER OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT - HON. BLAIR LEKSTROM

MINISTER OF HEALTHY LIVING AND SPORT - HON. MARY POLAK

MINISTER OF LABOUR AND CITIZENS' SERVICES - HON. IAIN BLACK

MINISTER OF TOURISM, CULTURE AND THE ARTS - HON. BILL BENNETT

MINISTERS WITH NEW PORTFOLIOS INCLUDE:

MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE AND LANDS - HON. STAN HAGEN

MINISTER OF STATE FOR MINING - HON. GORDON HOGG

MINISTER OF FINANCE AND MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR THE OLYMPICS - HON. COLIN HANSEN

MINISTER OF FORESTS AND RANGE - HON. PAT BELL

MINISTER OF HOUSING AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT - HON. RICH COLEMAN
MINISTER OF SMALL BUSINESS AND REVENUE AND MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR DEREGULATION - HON. KEVIN KRUEGER

MINISTER OF TECHNOLOGY, TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ASIA-PACIFIC INITIATIVE - HON. IDA CHONG

MINISTERS RETAINING EXISTING PORTFOLIOS:
MINISTER OF ABORIGINAL RELATIONS AND RECONCILIATION - HON. MICHAEL DE JONG

MINISTER OF ADVANCED EDUCATION AND LABOUR MARKET DEVELOPMENT - HON. MURRAY COELL

ATTORNEY GENERAL AND MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR MULTICULTURALISM - HON. WALLY OPPAL

MINISTER OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY DEVELOPMENT - HON. TOM CHRISTENSEN

MINISTER OF STATE FOR CHILDCARE - HON. LINDA REID

MINISTER OF EDUCATION AND MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR EARLY LEARNING AND LITERACY AND DEPUTY PREMIER - HON. SHIRLEY BOND

MINISTER OF ENERGY, MINES AND PETROLEUM RESOURCES - HON. RICHARD NEUFELD

MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENT - HON. BARRY PENNER

MINISTER OF HEALTH SERVICES - HON. GEORGE ABBOTT

MINISTER OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND SOLICITOR GENERAL - HON. JOHN VAN DONGEN

MINISTER OF TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE - HON. KEVIN FALCON

Monday, June 16, 2008

Video from Victoria PrayBC Event


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Brittany (our daughter) made this video from pictures she took at the Victoria PrayBC event. She's added in some pictures from our MLA Prayer Breakfast and a few from our partner BBQ. I think she's done a fantastic job. I hope you enjoy it.

More Than A Day...

PrayBC is based on the question of 'what if' and the premise that 'Anything can happen when God is in it'. We began with an idea. I guess it was really more like a question. What would happen if the church all across BC came together to stand in the gap as a people of blessing? That question sparked a series of prayer gatherings across the BC on June 8.

Have you ever noticed how things can morph from one thing into a bigger and more exciting thing when God is in it? That' s what's happening with PrayBC. What began as a vision for a single day is becoming so much more. Here's what I mean...

I received a call a few weeks ago from someone who basically does what I do but in another part of the country. As we were getting to know each other he told me a fascinating story about what is happening in his province. They had a provincial election a while ago. He saw an opportunity for the church to make a difference on it's knees. What they did was begin to pray that God's choice of candidate in each riding would rise to the forefront. Their next prayer was that God would put his favor upon that candidate and would make him/her appealling to the electorate. Then they prayed that the candidate would know God's protection throughout the campaign and would be kept from making costly blunders. Through a series of conference calls, small and large prayer gatherings across the province, God answered their prayers!

The result today is a Christian Premier and Speaker. Many members of the Cabinet and government Caucus are believers as well as some members of the Opposition. There are other things that I can't tell you about in this forum, but I assure you it's amazing.

I confess, I'm jealous. I don't think it's a bad kind of jealousy though. I'm jealous to see God do the same thing in my province, with my government and among our leaders.

So... here's what I'm thinking .... In light of the fact that we have 2 important elections (municipal and provincial) within the next 11 months, do you think that God might be willing to do something in BC as powerful and profound as what He's done in another part of our country?

I think He just might.... How about you??