We participated in a conference held there, entitled "Capitol Connection Next Generation." During our time in DC, we got to meet with and hear from elected officials, tour DC, and hear inspiring messages on the Christian life.
The Washington Monument is an incredible place to visit at night! Here we are with the lighting in front of the Monument casting its erie shadows upon our group.
Though Christianity seems to slipping in America, now is the time when all Christians must stand for truth and shine the light of Christ in a culture that so desperately needs the light. If we all are faithful where God has called us, we can make an impact for Christ in this godless society. Whether this country turns back to God or whether it continues to sink to lower levels of debauchery, our mission remains the same. As John Quincy Adams said, "Duty is ours; results belong to God."
Here are some thought-provoking thoughts from several of the founders:
"It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ. For this very reason peoples of other faiths have been afforded asylum, prosperity, and freedom of worship here." ---Patrick Henry
"God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the Gift of God?"
"While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian."
"Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord."