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Prayer Breakfast speaker's past provides message of needs

Prayer Breakfast speaker's past provides message of needs

November 23rd, 2012 in News

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 ....