Many people have dreams but not everyone actually steps out of their comfort zones to see these dreams become realities. Kimberly Genau had a dream to encourage and spiritually support Members and their spouses from the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Today that dream is called Alabaster House. This is a unique and blessed ministry that provides strong prayer support for those serving in very demanding positions. They also host marriage and personal retreats for those serving in D.C. Your involvement and support of this strategic ministry will give you an inside look at what God is actually accomplishing in the Halls of Congress.
Dotty Schmitt, host of Joy of Discovery and co-founder of Immanuels Church in Silver Spring. Maryland.
Alabaster House, founded by Randy & Kimberly Genau, has a mission based upon the heart of God. In this day, God is raising up Christian leaders to infiltrate and influence the seven mountains of culture by being salt and light as Jesus commanded us.
Their history of reaching the government mountain by befriending leaders and their powerful ministry of personal prayer with and for them, and also organizing chapels, retreats, and other training events have been extremely effective.
Having personally known Randy and Kimberly for over ten years and actually having participated with them in some of the above described events, we can truly say that they are the real deal. Their infectious love for people and God is changing lives, and government, one person at a time.
Erik Tammaru, Lead Pastor, LifeChurch of Maryland.
My husband, Alan Nunnelee asked me to retire from my job as a school nurse to join him in Washington for the journey of a lifetime. I began from day One looking for other believers, Jesus followers, to keep company with. “Surprised” is an understatement when I describe the pleasant realization I had in finding many sisters and brothers in Christ serving in Congress. While I was basking in the joy of fellowship it also became apparent I had a mission field as well. I knew the Lord would use this time in my life to be a missionary in D.C. Enter Kimberly Genau.
When I think of Alabaster House I am immediately transported back to a cool, crisp and sunny day in the fall of 2011. I was invited there for a luncheon honoring Congressional Spouses. It was apparent when I arrived that day with many other wives we had been intimately prayed for and intricately prepared for. Kimberly welcomed us like we were her family and had a beautiful table setting loaded with delicious food. In addition there was a precious young woman playing guitar and singing. Little did I know what was to follow. Kimberly proceeded to present a powerful devotional and then invited us all to find a spot on the pastoral property of Alabaster House to spend time in prayer. She did not know my spiritual condition until she came to pray with and for me that day. She discovered I was a committed Christian struggling with unforgiveness towards some people who had deeply hurt me. We prayed. I was released from that bondage of unforgiveness and as I walked away from my praying spot she pointed out I had been sitting right in the middle of the fire pit. I did not leave with a s’more, but I did leave with a dose of sweetness from the Holy Spirit. This scenario has been played over many times with the Genau family continually hosting events for Members of Congress and their spouses.
Kimberly’s compassionate and persistent approach to ministry is one to be awed. She has been relentless in fishing for men and women on Capitol Hill. Her name is synonymous with witness in my mind. I am so glad God allowed me to witness the faith of a giant when I was privileged to be there. My husband passed away from a brain tumor in February of 2015, but I remain friends with the people I met there and continue to pray for God’s ministry at Alabaster House.
Tori Nunnelee, wife of U.S. Congressman Alan Nunnelee, Mississippi