The Bible tells us to pray for those in authority. In 1 Timothy 2:1-3, scripture states:
- “I exhort therefore, that, first of all supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
- For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
- For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;”
As Christians, we should be involved in electing leaders that will represent Biblical values. We should compare the voting record of our candidates and vote for those who will vote Biblical values.
In September, the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) representatives were in Washington D.C. We have two U. S. Representatives who are auctioneers; Representative Jeff Duncan from South Carolina and Representative Billy Long from Missouri. Representative Long was on national news several months ago when he auctioned a protestor’s cell phone. Representative Long taught me in auction school at the Missouri Auction School.
NAA president, Tim Mast and others from NAA represented your interests as they worked with legislators in Washington on matters dealing with auctioneers. Mike Jones represented Texas at the “NAA Day on the Hill”. Thanks to Mike and the others who made the trip to promote the auction industry.
I went to Washington D. C. later in September to attend the Values Voters Summit. The purpose of the Summit is to encourage participants to get involved in their churches and communities to get candidates elected who will vote Biblical values. We visited with Vice President Pence, Gary Bauer, and many other leaders in Washington. Gary Bauer served in the Reagan Administration and has a great daily newsletter that you can receive. American Values is free if you email Gary at email@example.com. I also visited with many of the Senator’s offices to encourage them to confirm Judge Kavanaugh.
Pictured below is Elizabeth Burgess who works in Congressman Sam Johnson’s office. She is the daughter of Sim and Dana Burgess of Graham, TX. This photo is in Congressman Johnson’s office.
America’s Auction Academy supports FCAI at each auction school. A special thank you to Mike, Lori, and the students. The next auction school will be January 18th-25th, 2019.
I recently had to deal with a complaint at TDLR. The complaint was resolved. Todd Kercheval assisted me. If you need assistance with a matter at TDLR, you can contact Todd or me.
Joe Small went to be with the Lord on October 12, 2018. He taught at Missouri Auction School and America’s Auction Academy. He was in the Hall of Fame.
Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Smith, Lone Oak, TX
Teresa Muirhead (Audri Muirhead Henderson’s mother), Hubbard, TX
Gary Tull, Graham, TX
Renee Jones, Gainesville, TX
Sandy Dunning, Plano, TX
Deb Mayer, Lincoln, TX
Steven Cole’s father
Yvonne Jones, (Renee Jones’s mother), Gainesville, TX
Joshua Rush, Hempstead, TX
Mrs. Jimmy Reeves, Plainview, TX
Kathie Deckard, Windom, TX
Cindy Kaplan, Plano, TX
Brenda Kaddatz, Hillsboro, TX
Ryan Zak, US Soldier
Spc. Kutter Schmidt US Soldier
Jason Colon, US Soldier
Dusten Taggart, US Soldier
America’s Auction Academy – raised funds for FCAI
FCAI – motion passed FCAI will be on the future NAA Conference and show program
Henry Storey – 86 years old
Pat and Henry Storey – 65th Anniversary
Loved ones that have gone to be with the Lord
Martha Jane Ross – (Amy Lester’s mother), Frost, TX
James Cruse, Plainview, TX
Ronald Thomas, Whitney, TX
But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:57
Be strong and courageous, do not be terrified, do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go – Joshua 1:19
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