Oh my goodness! It is so difficult to capture the past two days in words. So much has happened that it feels like everyday is about three.
On Day 17 we had the incredible honor to be visited by the head of the Texas Apostolic Prayer Network and his team of intercessors. The have been working on so many issues in prayer in Texas for decades. They have been watching the Walk and covering us faithfully in prayer. The Lord began speaking to them about the significance of the team entering into Dallas county. They felt that we are carrying authority through our journey and needed a prayer of commissioning to ensure our safety and victory as we enter. As they were driving to Ennis, where the team was staying they passed the Dallas county line. As they passed the line, 5 intercessors saw a wall of angels waiting for us when we cross! They also informed us that there are over 10,000 intercessors praying for us that they know of in Texas alone! Wow.
The service was powerful and sobering. We truly felt the weight of the coming generations on our shoulders as we accepted the seriousness of the matter we will address on Friday at the federal court. The intercessors feel that we are a significant part of a journey they have been addressing for years and that the Lord has promised us victory that RoevWade will be overturned.
As we we began our day today, we noticed some high chances of rain. So we decided to get an early start on the day to attempt to beat the rain. As we crossed the line into Dallas county, singing and declaring LIFE broke out. It was a tremendously significant moment for all of us. So many months of preparation, countless hours of walking, endless prayers and tears.... over 200 miles down and 20 left. To see that sign was so moving as it represents the beginning of the finish line. I think like an athlete, so to be so close to the goal is incredibly exhilarating.
Here we are singing.
As we began chanting LIFE, an echo began reverberating back to us so loud that it started many of the girls.
You can see this clearly in the video.
And then, an hour or so later after we crossed, the most dangerous outbreak of tornadoes in 30 years occurs in Dallas. We were on the bus headed to the hotel when Nate called and said get off the highway now and take cover! We started to exit at a Flying J truck stop when suddenly the bus driver said, "I want to go to the next exit, I never have liked that truck stop." We went two more miles to a "Loves" truck stop to take shelter. The Flying J received some of the worst damage in the city! It was a harrowing experience as we somehow got separated from our security guy and most of the staff.
We have been miraculously protected multiple times during this journey. I dare say heaven is watching us and the atmosphere is being shifted!