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Kiwanis Holds Annual National Day of Prayer Breakfast at UC


Williamsburg, Ky. – On Thursday, May 3rd, the Williamsburg Kiwanis Club held their 11th Annual National Day of Prayer Breakfast at the Cumberland Inn, a property of University of the Cumberlands (UC). The gathering of about 40 people from across the local community and UC provided each person an opportunity for inspiration, reflection, prayer, and renewal.

“I am thankful for everyone that came out today,” said Kiwanis President Virginia Combs. “Isn’t it a blessing to live in a country where we can pray without retribution?”

The theme of the day was reflected in scripture read by the keynote speaker, Dr. Thomas Haggai. “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us; and if we know that he hears us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desire of him,” 1 John 5: 14-15.

Haggai, Chairman of IGA, Inc., who travels the country as a motivational speaker, minister and philanthropist, stressed that prayer is needed now more than ever with the direction our nation is headed. Everywhere you look there are signs of a country falling apart; high unemployment rates, economic hardship, etc.

“There is only one thing that can save this nation… its prayer, my prayer, your prayer, everyone’s,” said Haggai, as he discussed how this country has never been in trouble like this before.

Haggai noted that many of our nation’s big problems from recent years are the result of “not talking to the Lord above.” He expressed to the attendees that God knows everything, so when we pray don’t try to hide anything. “Confession is dependence upon Him,” stated Haggai.

Participants of the prayer event shared Haggai’s feelings. “I’m thankful to be a Christian and to live in a country that we get to pray in,” said an attending Kiwanis member.

Dr. Thomas Haggai (Kalamazoo, MI) began his career in 1972 with IGA when he was a Southern Baptist minister and renowned international speaker. Later on he became the first non-whole sale food executive elected to the IGA Board. In 1986 he became the Chairman of IGA and still holds that position today.

Kiwanis International is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time.

Located in Williamsburg, KY, University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; seven graduate degrees, including a doctorate and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.