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Nevada cathedral rep asks for prayers for state

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Bonnie Sullivan of Minden will leave March 16 for Washington, D.C. on a trip she has been planning for more than two years.

Sullivan will represent Nevada at the Washington National Cathedral when the major state day celebration for the Silver State is held March 19.

She will take the trip along with 12 other Nevadans . The group will take a special tour of the recently-completed national house of worship, she said.

“We will sit in the special section of the cathedral for our major state day celebration and pray for issues that are important at this time; the open space issue, the nuclear waste site issue and the up and coming election for leaders to help Nevada in this next millennium,” she said.

“We will be praying for our youth and for the educational institutions of our state and for our religious organizations.”

The National Cathedral Organization was founded as an all-volunteer organization and dates back to 1899 when the first volunteer committees were formed to build a national cathedral on Mt. Saint Alban in Washington.

For a century, thousands of men and women from all 50 states and the District of Columbia volunteered their skills, talents and resources to build and preserve the cathedral.

“This tour will end my three years as a National Cathedral Association representative, so if there is anyone who feels that they would like to represent the Washington National Cathedral, a house of prayer for all people, please contact me,” she said.

The major state day celebration is held only every four years, she said.

“Join us with prayers for Nevada March 19,” she said, “even if you are not with us, you will be there in prayer.”

Mail messages to Sullivan at 1758 Ironwood Dr., Minden 89423.