Dion, a long-time friend of mine recently worked with Diers Exhibit
Group on a project. Dion is an outstanding man with a strong desire to
serve people and a passion that is contagious. In our years of
friendship I have been personally challenged to step outside of my
comfort zone and incur personal growth. Roughly 10 years ago I had a
memorable phone conversation with Dion. During our call he expressed a
deep and unexplainable urge to pursue ministry. This would mean a
drastic career change for Dion and his family. His change of heart was
sudden, but not surprising. Dion made the choice to step into the
unknown and began his career in ministry.
Dion’s journey into ministry was eye-opening for me. I was inspired
to build stronger relationships within my business and I have continued
to build relationships first, do business second. I worked with Dion
over the years, selling and donating trade show displays, banner stands
and outdoor signs. Working with him has always given my company the
unique opportunity to invest in ministries and non-profits around
Colorado and the greater Denver area.
Let’s fast forward 12 years into Dion’s ministry career. He has
worked in various church environments as a lead pastor, assistant
paster, and so on. Aside from church ministry, Dion worked with
non-profit organizations. The current organization Dion work with is: National Day of Prayer Task Force.
National Day of Prayer has grown from the roots of our country. It
was in 1775 that congress made the first call to prayer in the history
of our country.
On April 17, 1952 “a bill initiated by Mr. Conrad Hilton of Hilton
Hotels and Senator Frank Carlson of Kansas was passed (Public Law
82-324) that the President of the United States was to set aside an
appropriate day each year, other than Sunday, as a National Day of
Prayer.” This was only the beginning of a strong prayer movement that
would stay consistent for years to come.
National Day of Prayer was established through the faith of our
countries founding fathers, as they insisted on public prayer and
intentionally pursued national days of prayer. Today, prayer has
long-standing in the history of America.
Denver based Diers Exhibit Group designed event tents, tear drop
banners, and retractable banner stands for the National Day of Prayer
Task Force as they set out on their most recent tour through the United
Diers Exhibit printed event tents
that displayed the National Day of Prayer emblem with red, white, and
blue. The text on the event tent read scripture and the phrase: “Pray
for America.” This event tent provides shade on hot days of the tour and
serves as a reminder of the bigger picture and purpose of National Day
Along with event tents, Diers printed tear drop banners that stood
around the event. The tear drop banners swayed as another great reminder
of the purpose behind the organization.
The final product designed for National Day of Prayer was a retractable banner stand.
Dion continues to tour through the country and reach people around
the world. It was a privilege to work alongside Dion, because “the
National Day of Prayer is a vital part of our heritage” and our nation.
This call to prayer has been prevalent in our nations history. It was
in 1863 President Lincoln made a proclamation for a day of “humiliation, fasting, and prayer.” The roots of prayer in our country go down deep.
This was a momentous opportunity for Diers Exhibit Group and I look
forward to working with my friend Dion and National Day of Prayer in the
Owner & Founder of Denver based Diers Exhibit Group