The following is a sample letter sent to pastors in Greene County, Missouri promoting the Greene County Cry Out America 2008 gathering. July 2008 Rev [name] [address] [address] [address] Dear Pastor_________: On September 11 our nation again will pause to remember the greatest “wake-up call” in our generation, the terrorist attacks on 9/11/01. On that infamous day, millions of people cried out to God for His help and protection. While we thank God for His care, we face another crisis today—a moral and spiritual crisis that is undermining the biblical foundations upon which this nation was established. In response, a broad coalition of denominations and fellowships under the Awakening America Alliance is calling upon Christians to gather at their county courthouses on September 11, 2008. This will be a time to reflect on the greatness of our nation, honestly address our shortcomings, and to pray for a spiritual awakening in our churches, communities, and nation. On behalf of the planning team and many other Greene County residents who are concerned about the issues we face, I want to invite you and your congregation to be part of the Cry Out America! prayer gathering on Thursday, September 11. We will convene from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. at the historic Greene County courthouse.* Various individuals from the church and civic communities will be involved, so please join us in seeking God’s help for the soul of our nation. Though seating at the event site will not be available, attendees may bring lawn chairs. Since courthouse parking will be limited, a shuttle service will be provided from lots near Central Assembly, two blocks north of the courthouse on Boonville Avenue. For more information about Cry Out America!, visit HYPERLINK "http://www.awakeningamerica.us" www. awakeningamerica.us. If you have questions about the Greene County gathering, call 862-2781 extension 1551or email HYPERLINK "mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org" email@example.com. May God bless you richly in the days ahead! Sincerely, John T. Maempa Coordinator, Greene County Cry Out America! Prayer Initiative Director, National Prayer Center, Assemblies of God Enclosure: Cry Out America! flyer [download from www.awakening america.us resources link for bulletin inserts or posters] *Note: Central Assembly, 1301 N. Boonville, will be the back-up location in the event of inclement weather.