Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Speaker of the House: Help us find Lynn Messer

In his latest report, Speaker of the House Tim Jones, R-Eureka, asks for help in locating the missing wife of longtime Missouri political activist Kerry Messer.

To my Capitol Report readers – and media friends in particular – we who work and serve at the Missouri State Capitol come from a very broad scope of backgrounds. It is only on rare occasions that we all agree on any particular issue. But when we step away from the battles over policy issues we find shared values quite often. This is one of those times.

For 30 years Kerry Messer has been a fixture here at the State Capitol. Kerry and his family have dedicated themselves to making Missouri a better State for everyone. His reputation among the capitol culture is one of unquestioned integrity and perseverance as a voice for Missouri families and he is known for his involvement on a wide range of policy issues. As a full-time volunteer lobbyist who relies solely upon the generosity of others through contributions, Kerry and his son Abram are respected by all. No matter how much a lawmaker agrees or disagrees with Kerry at times, his motives and passion are never in question. Kerry loves the people of Missouri and he demonstrates that love through the way he works with us at the Capitol.

Kerry’s wife, Lynn Messer, has been his biggest supporter through these last 30 years. His devotion to the work and ministry of his organization, Missouri Family Network, has only been possible through the sacrifices and support of Lynn. As a result, we at the Capitol have a deep appreciation for Lynn Messer. So it is with a heavy heart that I am asking you to please pray for Kerry and his family over the sudden disappearance of his wife of 34 years earlier this month. Sometime between Monday evening July 7th and the morning of July 8th, Lynn disappeared without a trace. Kerry and the Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff’s Department have been conducting a massive, intense search effort, but with no success to date.

Kerry has asked that you please visit the Facebook page “Find Lynn Messer” https://www.facebook.com/findlynnmesser to review the details associated with Lynn’s disappearance and the search effort for her. From that page you can download a “Missing Person” flyer with Lynn’s photo and description for you to share with others. We are also joining Kerry to ask for any media to consider covering this mystery to alert as many people as possible in the general public about this search effort.

Thank you for all of your time and attention and especially your prayers!

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