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Barton to speak at Prayer breakfast

Nationally-known historian, author and speaker David Barton will be featured at the Nineteenth Harvest Leadership Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 9 to 10:30 am, at the Concordia College Centrum in Moorhead. The event will also feature special musical guests and local leaders.

Barton heads WallBuilders, “a national pro-family organization which presents America’s forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on our moral, religious, and constitutional heritage.”David Barton

He is the author of numerous best-selling books, with subjects being drawn largely from his massive library-museum of tens of thousand of original writings, documents, and artifacts from early America. He is also in great demand as a speaker, addressing well over 400 groups each year.

His exhaustive research has rendered him an expert on historical and constitutional issues. He serves as a consultant to state and federal legislators, has participated in several cases at the Supreme Court, and has helped produce some popular history textbooks now used in schools throughout the nation.

A national news organization has described him as “America’s historian,” and Time Magazine called him “a hero to millions—including some powerful politicians.” In fact, Time named him as one of America’s 25 most influential evangelicals. His work has earned him numerous national and international awards, including the George Washington Honor Medal from the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge.

The Harvest Leadership Prayer Breakfast has been an area tradition since 1978, when several business leaders from the Fargo-Moorhead community met to discuss their faith and its impact on their personal and business lives. They decided to share their faith in God with their peers and organized the first prayer breakfast.

The event has hosted several notable guests, over the years, and has had far-reaching effects, including helping to spawn the annual Governor’s Prayer Breakfast in Bismarck each year. It has become an autumn tradition in the Red River Valley, with hundreds from around the region, representing many churches and denominations, attending.

The community is invited and welcome.

The Prayer Breakfast is sponsored by the Valley Christian Leadership Association. Tickets are available at the Family Christian Stores and Hurley’s in Fargo, at Melberg Christian Book & Gift in Moorhead, at all Hornbacher’s locations, or from a VCLA committee member.