By Dr. Jesse Miranda
Dr. Gilbert Velez
Rev. Samuel Rodriguez
Dear President Barack Obama,
On behalf of the 16 million strong Hispanic American Evangelical community and 19,734churches throughout the 50 states and Puerto Rico, America’s largest Hispanic Christian Leadership Organization, The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, wishes to extend our sincerest congratulatory sentiment in your election as our Nation’s 44th President.
Our prayer is that the Spirit of Reconciliation will inundate our national family as you lead us in these difficult times. Mr. President, we join millions of Americans of faith in prayer asking God for your protection, guidance and to equip you with the necessary wisdom for viable and sustainable leadership that will incorporate your idea of a Nation that repudiates the notion of partisanship and labels that keep us apart but rather embraces the one descriptor that serves as a canopy for a transformational agenda, “One Nation under God”.
Accordingly, we humbly submit our services in partnering with you in order to address critical issues impacting the Hispanic American and other communities. From abortion reduction and protecting life, the strengthening of the family, healthcare reform, teenage pregnancy, the educational pandemic via the high school dropout rate, comprehensive immigration reform, climate change, home foreclosures and other critical issues, we stand committed in providing all our collaborative resources for the sake of our children and the future of our country.
Finally, President Obama, as Christians, we ask you to continue to include the Faith thread within the corporate narrative of the American body politic. All Public Policy initiatives should weigh the moral and spiritual/faith component as we forge a better tomorrow that reconciles both the vertical and horizontal elements of the Cross. Without hesitation, be assured we stand with you, next to you and behind you.
We stand proud of this historic moment and pray that the Good Lord will accompany you as you seek righteousness and justice in all your deliberations and our Nation shines upon the “Hill” once again. For at the end of the day, the Kingdom of God is not red state or blue state, Republican or Democrat, White, Black or Brown, Jew or Gentile, but righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost.
Dr. Jesse Miranda, Chief Executive, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference
Dr. Gilbert Velez, National Chairman
Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, President