Prayer Breakfast speaker’s past provides message of needs

A simple solitary act of unexpected generosity changed his life forever, keynote speaker Jim Wieberg told a group gathered Wednesday for the 33rd Annual Prayer Breakfast. The event is hosted annually by the Jefferson City Area Chamber of Commerce in observance of National Farm-City Week.

In the early 1960s Wieberg was the oldest son of seven siblings whose parents’ only income was a small farm and a factory day job.

“We were rich in connectedness, but poor financially,” he said. “The assumptions were you would work on the family farm and maybe complete high school, and maybe not, and then head off to the local factory as a laborer.”

But Wieberg dreamed of earning a college degree. When a family friend mentioned ....

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