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On May 5, 2011, the Sumter community will gather to hear motivational speaker Ruth Graham, daughter of the Reverend Billy Graham and founder of Ruth Graham and Friends. Third daughter of the Reverend and Mrs. Graham, she “seeks to minister God’s grace and restoration to those who feel marginalized within the church and to better equip churches themselves to address the needs of the hurting in their midst.”
No stranger to heartache herself, she provides a Biblical perspective to her journey of faith. She is warm and articulate as she connects with her audiences, talking openly about her own pilgrimage through her husband’s infidelities, her divorces, her teenage daughter’s two unplanned pregnancies, another daughter’s bulimia, her son’s battle with drugs, and returning to school at age 40.
Ruth is an experienced conference speaker and Bible teacher. She is also a frequent guest speaker – and interview subject – in the news media. She has appeared on a variety of radio and television shows including: Good Morning, America, The Hour of Power, Focus on the Family, Moody Broadcasting, Fox & Friends, CBN, Life Today and CNN. She has also published numerous books.
Ruth has three grown children and eight grandchildren. She and her husband, Greg, and his three sons, live near Charlottesville, VA. Her life Bible verse is John 1:16.
The annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast will be held on May 5, 2011 at the Alice Drive Baptist Church, 1305 Loring Mill Road. Breakfast is served at 6:45 a.m., and the program begins at 7:30. Tickets are available for $10 advance, $12 at the door at the Swan Lake Visitors Center, SEACO and the Sumter Chamber of Commerce. Seating is limited, so please purchase your tickets early. Please make checks payable to “Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast,” PO Box 1449, Sumter SC 29151. Phone orders will be accepted by the Swan Lake Visitors Center only, and must be mailed before Wednesday, April 27, 2011. For more information, or for sponsorship opportunities, please call (803) 775-4437.
Join Mayor Joseph T. McElveen, Jr., Ms. Ruth Graham and the Sumter community for this joyous annual event! Don’t miss out—get your tickets today!