Torrey Lewis, CapMin’s newly commissioned LGM ministry leader in Hillsboro, Oregon, is consistently amazed by today’s relevance of God’s timeless Word.
A few weeks ago, members of his Bible study began discussing when life begins.
To teach them the biblical perspective, Lewis gave the members copies of “God’s View of Babies Inside and Outside the Womb” which was written by Ralph Drollinger, President and Founder of Capitol Ministries who leads Bible studies to U.S. senators and representatives every week on the Hill in Washington, D.C.
Among many Scriptures quoted in the study was Psalm 139:13: For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb.
“This verse points out that God is at work in the formation of the baby inside the womb, thus, life begins at the point of conception,” Lewis said.
The next week one of the members of his Bible study reported that a voter had called to ask his position on this issue.
“The candidate was equipped to share confidently his prolife stance as a result of the Bible study materials and our discussion,” Lewis said.
“Capitol Ministries Bible studies are helping upcoming leaders learn the Word of God in a way that brings out its applicability to our modern lives.”
“I am continuingly impressed by the applicability of God’s Word to our present time.”
Lewis is one of CapMin’s newest Local Government Ministries (LGM) Bible study leaders who has been commissioned to lead a weekly discipleship study to local public servants in his neighborhood.
He has also been named one of CapMin’s seven new LGM regional directors who will be working with CapMin’s LGM Director, Dr. Dan DeShong to grow local Bible study ministries across the United States.
The new directors will help recruit, vet, train, and mentor new ministry leaders in specific geographic locations that have been assigned to them. Lewis’ territory is the northwest.
“I printed out county maps for five states and I said, ‘God it would be amazing for You to start LGMs in all these county seats.’
“From experience I’ve seen God do some amazing things. It is a daunting task, no way could I do it. I can’t do anything on my own strength, I’ve tried that before it doesn’t work. But to take this challenge and join forces with the Lord and see something happen is just amazing.”
Lewis leads a team of engineers that design and validate computer chips. He and his wife, Mindy, have been married since 1995. The couple has a married daughter, Bella, who is studying to be a physician at Loma Linda University, and son, Beckett, who is a computer science student at Oregon State University.
Lewis has decades of experience leading adult small groups and Sunday school classes, and has also served part-time for 15 years in adult education at a local church. He currently leads a men’s Bible study at Hope Fellowship church where he and Mindy attend.
Lewis’ weekly CapMin Bible study has been meeting since March. The group is studying the 12-part CapMin series, “Knowing Jesus.”
Lewis is also continuing efforts to grow Bible study participants by meeting, speaking, and building relationships with local government leaders in the Hillsboro, Oregon community.
“CapMin’s mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ in the political arena around the world,” he said.
“There aren’t a lot of Christians in Oregon, and the vast majority of those who say they are don’t have a firm grounding in the Scriptures. I want to help them understand the Word of God at a deeper level and apply it to their lives. That is where transformation happens.”
“When you read a Bible study one week that shows that life begins in the womb and the very next week a voter wants to know a candidate’s position on abortion and that issue is already grounded in Scripture, that’s equipping them.”
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