By Emily Le Coz/NEMS Daily Journal
TUPELO – Congressman-elect Alan Nunnelee wants his future constituents to pray with him as he embarks for his new job in Washington.
The former Republican state senator from Tupelo will hold three public prayer events throughout the 1st Congressional District on Monday before boarding an airplane for the nation’s capital.
“Our country has a daunting task ahead of us,” Nunnelee said, “and I would not dream of approaching that task without asking people to pray for me, to pray for my family.”
The first event starts at 7 a.m. at Fairview Baptist Church in Columbus, with a second one scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church in Tupelo, where Nunnelee and his family regularly worship.
A final event is planned at noon in at Broadway Baptist Church in Southaven. From there, Nunnelee will board a plane for D.C.
He will be sworn into office Wednesday.
Each event will last about one hour, and a light meal will be served at each. All are free.
Nunnelee, who won an overwhelming majority in the Nov. 2 general election, replaces outgoing U.S. Rep. Travis Childers, a Democrat.
Childers had served in that role since winning a May 2008 special election.
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Want to attend?
– Three public prayer events Monday for Congressman-elect Alan Nunnelee:
• Columbus: 7-8:15 a.m. at Fairview Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 227 Airline Road
• Tupelo: 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 501 W. Main St.
• Southaven: Noon-1 p.m. at Broadway Baptist Church Fellowship Hall,
7400 Getwell Road
A light meal will be served at each event and there is no cost for attending. Everyone is welcome.