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Tim Goeglein Shares His Faith with Sold Out Crowd at Int’l LLL Convention

Topeka, KS, Jul. 29, 2005 — Tim Goeglein, special assistant to the President of the United States and deputy director of the White House Office of Public Liaison, spoke before nearly 900 people during a fellowship luncheon at the Int’l LLL Convention in Topeka, Kansas, about how he shares his faith in his work. Goeglein brought greetings from President George W. Bush and Laura Bush and says that President Bush and he regularly share their faith with each other. “The president asked me where I was going to speak this week and I told him, I am going to God’s country to speak to God’s people. And the president said to be sure to pass on his greetings and to tell you how much he appreciates your prayers.”

When asked what is America’s greatest challenge, Goeglein quickly replied, “Global terrorism. We are facing the most momentous period in history. Every day on my way to the White House, I pass the Pentagon wall that was destroyed by the terrorists on my left and the rows of patriots at Arlington Cemetery on my right ... 9/11 greets me every day. It’s been said that we are the last great hope of this world and that’s because we serve a remarkable God.”

“The greatest joy in my life is to know God and to love Him forever,” he said. “It’s not just about being a Christian certain days of the week. God wants our commitment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. That’s easy to say when I am standing here before Christians, but would I say it before a crowd of ACLU members? Yes, I would and that’s not because of me, but because of the Holy Spirit within me.”

Goeglein also mentioned that he had been offered a job with the LLL in the early ‘90s. Former executive director Larry Lumpe said that the first time he met Goeglein he offered him a position in North American Ministries right on the spot. "Unfortunately he said he could not leave his press secretary job for U.S. Senator Dan Coats in the middle of a political campaign,” Lumpe said. "His response was fitting because Mr. Goeglein is a man of godly integrity who serves where God has placed him.”

Lutheran Hour Ministries is a global media and congregational outreach organization supporting The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, Lutheran Church—Canada, and churches worldwide. LHM is also known as the International Lutheran Laymen's League, a volunteer movement of more than 100,000 people that has been in existence since 1917. The ministry airs TV, radio, and Internet programming in more than 50 countries and has ministry centers in 41 countries. Its flagship radio program is The Lutheran Hour, the world's longest-running Christian outreach radio program, airing since 1930.

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