Texas Ag Commish invites employees to prayer following weekend disasters

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller at an event in March, 2015.     (RODOLFO GONZALEZ / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller at an event in March, 2015. (RODOLFO GONZALEZ / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

Following the Memorial Day weekend floods, Agricultural Commissioner Sid Miller sent out an email on Tuesday, May 26, inviting his state employees to pray at state headquarters. A conference call dial-in number was set up for employees in other parts of the state to participate.

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller at an event in March, 2015.     (RODOLFO GONZALEZ / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller at an event in March, 2015. (RODOLFO GONZALEZ / AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

A portion of the email:

To all TDA Staff –

In light of the recent weather tragedies in and around the state of Texas and the tremendous loss of lives and property.  I have invited Chaplain Michael Tummillo to stop by TDA Austin Headquarters office today at 1:30pm to hold a prayer devotional to pray for guidance and relief to so many hurting Texans.  Chaplain Tummillo is a non-denominational clergyman.

If you feel the need to pray or reflect for yourself, your family, friends and for the flood and tornado victims across Texas – please feel free to attend.

The end of the email, following background information on Michael Tummillo, who has led prayers following other disasters in Texas and Oklahoma, explained that the event “is strictly a voluntary event and open to all TDA Employees.”

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