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MFI Award & Praise Brunch 2013

Celebrating our 15th Annual MFI Praise Breakfast 2013!

"Shining His Light in the Industry"

On October 19th, two-hundred people sat around tables of 10 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, enjoying 
a lovely brunch and Christian fellowship in what has become an annual tradition for many in Hollywood.

We began our morning with a Color Guard presentation by The American Legion, followed by The Star Spangled Banner, sung by Soloist Larry Wayne Morbitt.  During a leisurely brunch,Guitarist T.J. Stafford played inspirational music, at one point inviting everyone in the room to join him in singing How Great Thou Art.  Testimony was given by artist Poto Leifi as he shared his Posters of Fallen Soldiers.

After a warm welcome, Pastor Bob Rieth invited Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. to the stage to receive MFI's Ambassador's Award. Next was the presentation of MFI's Andrew Award to Chaplain Susan Stafford, Ph.D. for her many years of ministry.  Larry Wayne Morbitt then sang the song he is well known for, The Music of the Night from his many years of performing with The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway.

Our Keynote Speaker, Producer and Writer, Brian Bird, shared his Ten Commandments for How to be a Christian in Media and the audience responded with a standing ovation. A very special thanks to our event committee, event sponsors and table hosts.  

Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr.
accept MFI'sAmbassador Award.
Photo credit: Ron Zielinski

The MFI Ambassador Award is 
based on 
II Corinthians 5:20

"We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us." 

Years ago, Marilyn and Billy considered discontinuing their performing because they felt that perhaps as new believers they should step out of their secular entertainment roles. They have continued to do what they do best, and they include in their programs a hymn and their testimony. They have reached thousands for Jesus Christ.

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Keynote speaker Brian Bird shares his his "Ten Commandments for "How to be a Christian in Media."
Photo credit: Ron Zielinksi

“I'm not just talking about the audience, the great unreached masses. I'm talking about the people we have to work alongside to get the message out. The people in Hollywood whose lifestyles and values may offend us, but whom God has not given up on,” he said.

“Because Hollywood is a town of great insecurity and betrayal, loyal friends rarely exist. I've learned that the people I work with don't care how much I know until they know how I much I care.

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Chaplain Susan Stafford, Ph.D.
accepts MFI's Andrew Award.
Photo credit: Ron Zielinski

The MFI Andrew Award is based on John 1:42a
“And he brought him to Jesus.”

The MFI Andrew Award is given to someone who, like Andrew, brought his brother Peter to meet Jesus. Someone who has faithfully done this over many years.

Susan is one of the MFI Chaplains and exemplifies this in her daily life. She has blessed many and brought them to Jesus.  

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