The Union Recorder

April 5, 2013

Residents prepare for Bible Reading Marathon

Felicia Cummings
The Union-Recorder

MILLEDGEVILLE — The sixth annual Bible Reading Marathon begins Thursday April 11 at 6 p.m. on the steps of the old courthouse in Baldwin County. This annual event has become a cherished tradition in Milledgeville. 

The Marathon is sponsored by Bible Pathway Ministries. All denominations in every church in Baldwin County are encouraged to take this opportunity to honor God and come to the opening ceremony.  

The opening ceremony for the Marathon will begin with Mayor Richard Bentley issuing a proclamation of the event on Thursday at 6 p.m. 

The reading will continue through Wednesday, April 17 and the hours will vary. 

“This year we're privileged to have Mr. Louie Herron as our guest speaker,” said Bible Reading Marathon coordinator Ruth Larson.  

Herron is a local businessman who will discuss the impact faith can have on a person's life and how it has affected his own. 

Local churches and individuals will participate by starting to read in Genesis 1, the first book of the Bible, and then reading publicly and continuously in 15-minutes segments through the last chapter of the Book of Revelation, the final book of the Bible, in preparation for the 62nd annual National Day of Prayer on May 2. 

“I believe the National Day of Prayer is significant not only on a grand level but locally too," Larson said. "This is a time for us as a community to come together and proclaim His Word as well as pray for our county, our city and the nation.” 

The entire Marathon will take 90 hours to complete. Those interested in participating in any part of the event are welcome to contact Ruth Larson at 478-456-2236.  

“This is much more than just a gathering,” said Larson. “We believe we are living in trying times. We are surrounded by problems with no solution. Our desire is to lift up a spiritual banner over our city. This is not just for Christians or Baptists; this is an event that everyone, no matter their denomination, can take part in. We can honor the word of God together, as a community.”

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