The 2012 Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast Was A Success

By: Curtis Ophoven 0 Comments   11/16/2012

ST. CLOUD – The 34th Annual Mayors’ Prayer Breakfast was worth the wait. The event was held last Thursday at the St. Cloud Rivers Edge Convention Center.

This year's Mayors' Prayer Breakfast was attended by over 650, the largest turnout to date.  

Mayors from surrounding cities, pastors and business leaders from all over Central MN were in attendance.  

This year's keynote speaker was Shaunti Feldhahn, author of over 20 books.  

Shaunti told her story of how God directed her life and led her into what she loves.  It began when she was fired from a job and in her despair, God showed her a new opportunity.  At the time, she was a little unsure of what God seemed to be leading her to do.  The nation was facing the Y2K computer virus and fear was gripping the nation and the church. 

Shaunti knew that the church was not supposed to be gripped with fear, because fear is really just unbelief in the reality of God, unchanging, all knowing and all powerful.

Shaunti wanted to write the book to help the church and the nation find the courage to face the Y2K crisis.   She felt God leading her to write this book, but she knew she had little chance of getting it published and marketed in time.  

She had never published a book before and had no contacts or experience in book publishing.  But the Lord brought the perfect person for her to run into, a well-connected executive publisher that was looking for someone to write a book on this very subject.  The rest is history.

Shaunti’s testimony of how the Lord personally stepped into her life and turned her situation of loss into a new direction with an even greater influence than she had envisioned was great news.  Because the same God that did that for her, is personally interested in our future as well.


Shaunti Feldhahn is a popular public speaker, research analyst and best-selling author with 2 million copies of her books sold in 18 different languages. Here are a few of her most popular books;

  • For Women Only: What You Need to Know about the Inner Lives of Men
  • For Men Only: A Straightforward Guide to the Inner Lives of Women
  • For Couples Only: Eyeopenning Insights about How the Opposite Sex Thinks

One of her newest books, just published in 2012 is

  • Made to Crave for Young Women: Satisfying Your Deepest Desires with God

To close out the 2012 Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast was none other then Scott Adams, Executive Director of the CBMC, giving the closing remarks and leading the entire convention center in the sinner's prayer to believe in Christ.  The music by Pam Nelson and team was also outstanding.

The Christian Business Men's Committee (CBMC) of St. Cloud is the host of the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast. CBMC also organizes several bible studies in the St. Cloud area. If you are interested in joining, here is the list.

Thanks to everyone that was part of this year’s Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast.

Photos by Jan Ophoven

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