Chamber gathers for prayer breakfast

Published 2:43 pm Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Members of the Greater Shelby County Chamber of Commerce gathered at the Pelham Civic Complex Tuesday morning to give thanks.

The Chamber held its annual prayer breakfast as more than 100 people turned out for the event.

Lew Burdette, the president of The King’s Ranch and Hannah Homes, Inc., was the keynote speaker.

During his speech, Burdette spoke of the importance of combining Bible teachings with parenting.

Burdette used the scripture Jeremiah 29:11-12 as an example of the promise God makes to everyone.

The scriptures read: “‘For I myself well know the thoughts that I am thinking toward,’ is the utterance of Jehovah, ‘thoughts of peace, and not of calamity, to give you a future and a hope. And you will certainly call me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.'”

“That’s one of the first things we’ll share,” Burdette said. “That’s only done through the power of prayer.”

Chamber President Jennifer Trammell said the breakfast was a special way to start off the holiday season, and it is her favorite event to plan each year.

“We all need each other,” Trammell said. “I think it shows everybody, regardless of their business, their religion and or their situation in life, we all have needs and we can support each other.”