Men's Glee Club to Perform in Frankfort

Asbury University students will join hundreds of Kentucky leaders at the 46th Annual Governor’s Prayer Breakfast in Frankfort on March 1.

Members of the Men’s Glee Club, under the direction of Dr. Mark Schell, will provide music for the event, while Asbury’s Student Leadership Program will supply ushers. More than 500 people are expected to attend.

Among the selections the men have prepared are a spiritual titled “Ride the Chariot” and a contemplative piece called “Prayer for the Children,” which reflects on the plights of various children around the world. The program will conclude with “My Old Kentucky Home.”

“It is an honor to be asked to sing for this occasion,” Dr. Schell says. “This will be a great opportunity for the guys to share their faith in a concrete way, and it will be a great opportunity for the state workers to see these guys truly living for Jesus.”

The theme of this year’s breakfast gathering is “For Such A Time As This,” a topic derived from the book of Esther and her faith in difficult times. The keynote speaker is Harvey Thomas, who was given the Commander of the British Empire Award by Queen Elizabeth II in 1990. Thomas served as the press and public relations director for former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher throughout her tenure in office.

In October 1984, Thomas, Prime Minister Thatcher and other members of her cabinet were the target of an assassination attempt by the Irish Republican Army (IRA), as a 100-pound bomb exploded in their hotel. Five people lost their lives as a result of the explosion and Thomas, who fell three stories, survived with minimal injuries. Thomas publicly forgave the bomber in 1994 in Louisville, while speaking on the topic of reconciliation. 

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