The Edmond Sun

October 23, 2012

Lane shares insights at breakfast

James Coburn
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — Edmond residents and community leaders came together Tuesday morning for time of renewing friendships and to pray for local and national leaders. The 2012 Edmond Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast was on the University of Central Oklahoma campus.

Wes Lane, Burbridge Foundation president and former Oklahoma County district attorney, shared his life story. Lane said he began as a skeptic in his journey to know Jesus Christ. His marriage is stronger today because of the love of Jesus Christ, he said.

Lane offered a prayer, “Dear God I’m interested in what I just heard. I’d like to have a clear understanding of who Jesus Christ is and what he has done for me. Help me as I continue my search for the truth.”

Edmond’s first Mayor’s Prayer breakfast was in 1978 after a request to then-Mayor Carl Reherman by Jerry Brown and others to bridge a need in the community. Tuesday’s event was organized through Edmond Heritage Alliance Inc., a nonprofit group that supports Judeo Christian values.

“It seems to me they’re getting some fellowship, some uplifting commentary,” said Charles Lamb, mayor. “Today’s commentary was particularly uplifting.”  

Oklahoma Christian University President John deSteiguer said Tuesday’s prayer breakfast was his seventh one to attend. Lane’s willingness to share his story was stirring, deSteiguer said.

“We all have difficult times,” deSteiguer said. “And to see how perseverance and faith in God can make a real difference, that just really inspired me.”

Lane’s spiritual insight about his struggles and victory in knowing God was eye-opening and inspiring, said Nick Massey, city councilman.

Oklahoma County Commissioner Ray Vaughn said Lane is one of his favorite speakers. He is a strong Christian man and leader, Vaughn said.

“There is a deeper life experience available because God is always going to love you,” Lane said.