Pacquiao inspired by men of God at National Prayer Breakfast

WASHINGTON DC – Hundreds of protesters showed up outside the Washington Hilton for the National Prayer Breakfast.

This is the first time that President Barack Obama and the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, were in the same place despite China’s disapproval.

Despite the protests, Obama called the Dalai Lama a good friend during his prayer breakfast address.

Meantime, Filipino Congressman Manny Pacquiao said he is excited to meet US President Obama for the second time.

Pacquiao has a gift for Obama — a painting by Jun Aquino, a Filipino Christian artist from Cebu who rose to fame after creating a series of Manny Pacquiao art works.

Pacquiao says he was in awe of, and inspired by national prayer speakers such as the Dalai Lama and Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn.

Pacquiao said, “We meet different men of God here in Washington, so it’s kind of strengthening your faith.”

The Saranggani congressman also met with US politicians such as Nevada Senator Harry Reid and US Representative Janice Hahn.

Another highlight for Pacquiao is his 20-minute “sharing” at the closing dinner.

“It’s my chance to proclaim the name of the Lord Jesus — to glorify his name, not my name,” said Pacquiao.

Meantime, Hollywood actor Stephen Baldwin visited his idol  Manny Pacquiao in his hotel room.

Baldwin challenged pop star Justin Bieber to a prayer duel for their boxing idols.

“I know, Justin Bieber, we know which side he’s on,” Baldwin said. “Justin, you pray for Mayweather, I’ll pray for Pacquiao. We’ll see who comes out victorious baby.”

But when it comes to confirming the mega-fight — Pacquiao says he is keeping a wait and see attitude.

He says if it happens, then it happens.

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  • malaya bagumbayan
    6 February 2015 at 7:40 am - Reply
  • malaya bagumbayan
    6 February 2015 at 7:47 am - Reply

    and he talked to Harry Reid? he (Pacquiaoo) owe Reid his 20minute coffee break visit to the White House when he (Pacquiao) GAVE/DONATED $1M to the POTUS campaign funds for the 2012 elections. . .now you know whose side he (Pacquiao) is in. . . he POTUS who cannot even SAY the word Islamist extremist to describe ISIS. . . and I thought he (Pacquiao) is BOLD ENOUGH to tell anyone about his God just like Darrell Waltrip.

  • Delia
    8 February 2015 at 10:45 am - Reply

    Barely two days after the video burning was released the Obama organization,
    one well acquainted with public relations ineptitude, set an appalling
    new degree of inpetitude.

    Barack Obama, speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast, revamped his
    “If I had a son he’d look like Trayvon” line. He said “and lest we get
    on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place ,
    remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition committed
    terrible deeds in the name of Christ”.

    The sheer conceit , that he’d say this just days after the world
    witnessed an ISIS murder , is astonishing. It’s as though he believes
    his sheer presence so expansive that by merely reading from his
    teleprompter in that familiar and disdainful tone, everyone will
    forget what ISIS did and thoughtfully question their own beliefs.

    Since Obama sit in the WH , he did nothing but attack the Crhistians ,Jews , Americans, and Middle class tax payers. There is no one word that can describe this president other than “evil”. Yes, our Con-artist in Chief has really outdone himself this time.

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