America’s Founders gathered at Independence Hall on July 4, 1776, to establish a nation that would be a beacon of hope and freedom to countless millions throughout the generations. Similarly, Christ’s disciples gathered in Jerusalem to establish a church destined to take the hope of the gospel to the ends of the earth.

Just as America’s Founding Fathers did, those early Christians faced many challenges, real dangers, and much opposition. But by God’s grace as well as with prayer, hard work, and a steadfast reliance on the Almighty, they took the truth of the gospel to Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.

What was true in the past is equally true today. The gospel of Jesus is the only hope for peace upon which individuals – or nations – can rely. We have the message and we have been given the opportunity to share it with the world in amazing ways.  And as we do, the power of the Spirit of God will be released upon our nation and things will always change for the better!