We have completed the first four stops on our Decision America Tour—with 46 more to go. Getting to every state will take most of my year, but this is a critical time for our country, and we don’t have long left to make a difference.
In Des Moines, Iowa, people began arriving hours before the prayer rally, and although the weather was gusty and below freezing all day, an enthusiastic crowd of more than 2,500 flooded the state Capitol’s West Terrace steps and spilled into the surrounding area. In Tallahassee, Florida, at least 3,500 filled the front lawn of the state’s Historic Capitol, and in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, more than 4,000 stood shoulder to shoulder in a plaza across from the Old State Capitol. And about 1,500 people braved a bitterly cold New Hampshire day to join me in Concord at the Capitol.
They came because they want to join with others in calling out to God to restore our nation. People traveled from all over these first four states, some even driving in from other states, bringing with them a strong sense of urgency. They know our country is broken—it’s broken morally; it’s broken spiritually; it’s broken politically; it’s broken racially.
“Instead of saying ‘Poor us,’ we need to take a stand,” a father named Roger said at the Iowa rally. He is deeply concerned that America’s religious freedoms are hanging in the balance. “From the town council to the school board to the statehouse, we need to start standing up.” He brought his wife and teenage sons with him to make the family’s voice heard.
The rally is scheduled in Columbia, SC, at 12:00 noon on NEXT TUESDAY, February 9, 2016, Capitol North Side, 1100 Gervais Street.
Then, the next rally will be in Atlanta, GA, at 12:00 noon on NEXT WEDNESDAY, February 10, 2016.