Hill Country Celebrates National Day of Prayer

Photo: Speaker at Hill Country National Day or Prayer Breakfast

Hill Country Dignitaries and Community Members Celebrate
National Day of Prayer at Breakfast Hosted by BCFS

KERRVILLE, TX — BCFS Health and Human Services-Kerrville hosted a community breakfast on Wednesday, May 3, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church to honor the National Day of Prayer. The event, sponsored by BCFS, was a catered affair featuring civic leaders leading meaningful prayers, asking the Lord for His blessings in critical matters of the nation, state, city, churches, first responders, education, families and youth.

Approximately 160 guests enjoyed coffee, music by the George Eychner Quartet, and a plentiful steak-and-eggs breakfast catered by Kerrville’s own Rails CafĂ©.

Students from Tivy High School Air Force Junior ROTC opened the event by posting the colors and leading the pledge of allegiance. Dignitaries and leaders from across the Hill Country led guests in prayers, including: Bonnie White, Mayor of Kerrville; Noah Diggs, Pastor of Mt. Olive Baptist Church; David Knight, Chief of Police of Kerrville’s Police Department; Lucy Wilke, 216th District Attorney; Dr. Charlie McCormick, President of Schreiner University; Debbie Williams of Hill Country Ministries; Doug Whinnery, United States Air Force Retired; and Kevin Dinnin, President and CEO of BCFS.

Created in 1952 and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman, the National Day of Prayer is an inspiring way for people of all faiths to pray together and mobilize with a common focus. BCFS’ breakfast was held the day before the official National Day of Prayer to avoid conflicting with any other prayer events to be held by other community organizations or churches.

The following organizations sponsored the event: BCFS, a global system of health and human service nonprofits; Security State Bank and Trust; the Jim “The Rookie” Morris Foundation; Family Practice Associates, P.A.; J.M. Lowe and Company; L. Duff Enterprises; Sue Tiemann; Trademark-Carrier; Families & Literacy, Inc.; Events Unlimited; and The Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country.

Proceeds raised at the event will benefit BCFS Health and Human Services-Kerrville Our House, a transitional apartment complex offering affordable and supportive housing units for young adults ages 18-25. The apartments help young adults transitioning into self-sufficiency and those struggling with homelessness.

For more information about BCFS-Kerrville, visit DiscoverBCFS.net/Kerrville.