What a full and amazing day!
After spending time listening to a Holocaust survivor and then walking through 4 floors of proof (documents, pictures, videos, artifacts) of the atrocities committed during WWII you can find your heart wondering, “Did anyone try to help?” “Did everyone turn a blind eye?” It is so wonderful to find pictures and brief stories of the men and women who became rescuers of Jewish men, women and children.
The experience was deeply moving. That doesn’t surprise me at all. It’s a sobering thing I think everyone should go see.
After lunch we headed to Embassy Row and prayer walked. Prayer walking is just that; praying while you are walking. We prayed: For God’s name to be made famous, for Him to be glorified in the nations, for the Christ followers to have courage to share their faith (even to the point of laying down their own life) we prayed for the representatives here and their coworkers to become believers. We prayed for the things God would put on our heart once we started praying. When we came upon the embassy of Indonesia, a group of young people were standing at the front gate. We ended up taking a team picture with them. What a fun time! INTERESTING NOTE: Philippe just moved from there (Indonesia) to here. The group we met was from the same area… Jakarta! So crazy fun! God is just so cool like that isn’t He?
These students took to prayer walking. Most of them had never done it before. I love that they pushed back their fears and realized it is something that we can easily do. I pray your student will continue to grow their prayer life! Prayer is a tool we can use to change not only our lives but the lives of others. I pray that they continue doing it, to where it becomes just a part of their every day life.
After prayer walking we headed to the Jefferson Memorial, dinner at Cheesecake Factory and then on the way back to the hotel, we stopped at the Iwo Jima memorial! (by the way, that thing is HUGE)
Tomorrow we head to a morning Capitol tour, back to the hotel for our luggage and go to the airport.
As soon as we land, I’ll have your student text or call you. About 30 minutes out from the Summit campus, I will have your student call or text you. Please be waiting on us!
See you tomorrow