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Posted on: March 2, 2023

Tickets Available for Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast Scheduled for May 18 at U-Mary

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The 2023 City of Bismarck Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast is set for Thursday, May 18, at Chick’s Place in the Leach Center on the campus of the University of Mary.

Single ticket and half- and full-table ticket options are available for purchase. Single tickets are $25, with half tables going for $250 and full tables for $500. Money raised from this event supports Crisis Care Chaplaincy. 

“Crisis Care Chaplaincy provides spiritual care and emotional comfort for our citizens during some of their most difficult days,” said Bismarck Mayor Mike Schmitz. “Since 1979, the dedicated caregivers from Crisis Care Chaplaincy have been a shoulder to cry on and a resource to rely on for victims, their families and our professional staff. This is an opportunity for our residents to recognize and thank them for their service.” 

American author, educator and human rights activist Patrick Atkinson is serving as the guest speaker for the event. Atkinson has worked in war reconciliation and post-war reconstruction across several Central and South American nations. From 1989-1991 he spearheaded human trafficking issues in Southeast Asia. In 1991 he returned to Central America and founded several charities: 

Atkinson has been shot at, knifed and wounded in a car-bombing in El Salvador. He is the adopting father of nine boys and eight girls and the recipient of many national and international human rights awards. He is the author and co-author of books including Message for My Child and The Power You and is the subject of the biography, The Dream Maker, by Monica Hannan. 

“Patrick Atkinson is an inspiring individual who has created countless impacts on the world around him,” said Chaplain Carr. “In his day-to-day life, he is a constant example of how incredible one person can be, just by caring for his fellow men, women and children.”

Individuals and groups interested in attending the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast may RSVP by calling Travis Rau at (701) 355-1894 by Thursday, May 4, or register online through Eventbrite. Doors open at 7 a.m. for this event. The event will run from 7:15 to 8:15 AM that day. 

Crisis Care Chaplaincy is designed to support first responders and the individuals they serve who may be facing a personal crisis. Chaplains are available 24 hours a day at the request of partner agencies to help the members, their families and others in times of illness, injury, sorrow, stress and tension. The organization assists with death notifications, unattended deaths, suicides, house fires, natural disasters car accidents and incarceration in the detention center. 

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