We were invited to join Oakton United Methodist Church for their morning service and then treated to an amazing Virginian meal; Virginia ham, corn and grits, green beans, mashed potatoes (or rather creamed potatoes in the North) salad, cornbread and a variety of desserts! It was delicious. A big thank you and ‘God Bless You’ to Willi and Jack Dalaba for your generous hospitality and providing the incredible meal!
We returned back to the home base and headed just up the road from the hotel to the Iwo Jima memorial. It was incredible!
Getting our walking shoes on and warm layers for later, we headed out to Embassy Row! The students had already been divided into prayer walking teams and had researched the nations on their list. In their search they were to find out:
If the country was ranked in the World Watch List for persecution of Christians
What are the religious beliefs?
How is the Christian church doing in that nation?
Some groups would pray as they walked by. Some groups would stand in front and take a picture and pray a prayer silently. One group had to go down the street away from the embassies to pray (have a Starbuck, share about the experience, share their knowledge about the countries and then pray for them – can you tell that was my group?)
(You’ll hear more about it tomorrow – it was so late when we came back in we could not debrief tonight)
After dinner at Union Station, we all decided go back out and visit the war memorials; WWII, Vietnam, Korean and ending up at the Lincoln Memorial.
(Again, not much to write because we haven’t debriefed.)
This is an amazing group of young people. Please pray for us as we go out in the predicted severe cold tomorrow for the inauguration and witness history but also to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit, ready to pray 1 Timothy 2: 1-7 prayers.
Praying for everyone the Holy Spirit directs us to pray for – asking God to bless them and draw them to himself.
Praying for all who are in authority so we can live peaceful and quiet lives.
Praying that we would be godly.
Praying that salvation would come to those that are without the hope that only Christ brings
Praying that we can be messengers of the good news!
Please join us in prayer as we finish out our time in D .C. learning to partner with God’s heart for the nations!