Monday, January 23, 2006

March For Life

Let me just preface this entry by saying that I have the highest respect for the many national efforts to end abortion in America. It’s a serious issue that cannot be taken lightly at any level. That being said, today was the March For Life in DC. Our group joined with tens of thousands of other pro-lifers as we congregated on the Mall and marched to the Supreme Court. Many people carried signs with various statements, but these three took the cake. Can I actually say that they were my favorite? Somehow I feel bad acknowledging the entertainment value, but c’mon. Who shows up at an event like this with signs featuring Godzilla, Frankenstein and GI Joe’s Cobra Commander?

Saturday, January 21, 2006

I have a blog?

Oh yeah, I DO have a blog. Guess I kinda forgot that for like...the last month. Much has happened recently. We enjoyed a wonderful Christmas vacation in Indiana and Tennessee. We came back to DC on January 2nd, and we immediately made a final push towards our national conference which was the 12th-16th. After that we took one day off and then began the new winter JHOP internship on Wednesday. The last few days have been jammed full of teaching sessions with Lou Engle to get the new interns up to speed. Freetime? We don't need no stinkin’ freetime!

So the conference was amazing. In addition to Lou, we had Dutch Sheets, Francis Frangipane, Che Ahn, Karen Wheaton & Chosen, Will Ford, Damon Thompson and many others. It’s always so hard to convey the weight of a gathering like this one. Suffice it to say it was amazing. Get the box set of audio CDs. They’ll be available on our website sometime in the next week.

Sorry my communication here has been so poor lately. There just hasn’t been much extra time to update. In addition to putting together the DC conference, I’m also working on our next initiative in Boston. We’re mobilizing 40 days of prayer and fasting for Harvard University and calling college-aged young people all over the nation to give their springbreak in intercession with us in Boston. Here’s a quote from Lou Engle that explains our directive:
“I believe that now is Boston’s time to raise up a house of prayer to contend for her destiny of another Great Awakening. It’s time to close the door to humanism and false ideologies that have come through the universities of New England. Let’s dig the wells of revival in Boston, and make Harvard the flashpoint to take our stand for every campus across America. We have taught our students to feast and play. Now let’s teach them to FAST and PRAY.” March 1-April 9 marks 40 days stretching from Ash Wednesday to the 100-year anniversary of the Azusa Street Revival. We’ll be holding a conference during that time on March 31-April 2. At the conclusion of the 40 days a new JHOP will be raised up to contend for the destiny of America and break the back of humanism that’s being released in universities across the nation. Dare to believe with us for massive, sweeping revival to spread across campuses all over the country.