Friday, May 17, 2013

Our Police Week Adventures

What a week!  Rick and I had the privilege of being a part of National Police Week in Washington D.C., not only as a law enforcement family seeking to remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, but also as Christians desiring to reach others with the good news of Jesus and see Him do amazing things.  Can I just say, we were not disappointed.

We left a week ago Friday, making our first stop in Somerset, Pennsylvania.  Because the trip is very long by car, we stopped over so we could get a good nights rest before hitting touristy spots like Gettysburg.  What an amazing place of sacrifice and struggle.



Saturday evening, we were invited to stay at a friend's Christian camp for underprivileged children and their families.  It was a beautiful spot nestled in the hills of Pennsylvania, adorned with turn-of-the-century outbuildings and a barn, modern cottages and a babbling brook.  What a relaxing place to gear up for the coming week.


Sunday morning, we headed down to McLean Bible Chapel for worship and to meet up with our team - Code3 from California.  What a great group of God-fearing men, with a passion for reaching cops for Christ. 


After much discussion and planning, we loaded up and headed to D.C.  Our hotel was right downtown, so we walked everywhere we went.  Our team had 1500 Bibles and numerous tracts and other handout items to offer officers we encountered, as well as their families.



It was wonderful meeting people from every state and several different countries.  Most were genuinely receptive to what we were there for.  For us, just having the opportunity to be a part of the remembrance time and celebration of the lives of those lost was an overwhelming experience...one I will never forget.






There's so much more I could tell you about, so many pictures to see and many more God moments that happened along the way.  Yet, the most important thing was that He was truly evident this week, teaching me so much more about myself and my dependence on Him than I could have ever learned anywhere else.  There's just nothing better than that!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

God bless,
Kristi

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