5.22.2006

The Team Arrives in DC


A week and a bit ago, we were up on a stage at Thomas Aquinas College, receiving our diplomas. The graduation ceremony is called a Commencement, or 'beginning,' and it certainly felt that way for the Wash For Life team! Up until then we had to give pride of place to our studies, but now it's time to focus on this project.

2958 miles of driving later, Jonathan, John, Briena, and her brother Aaron arrived at Jonathan's house in Washington D.C. Ingrid, Hillary, and Henry will fly in during the next couple weeks.

For those of us who drove, our trip was delayed by an unexpected adventure. In Chattanooga, Tennesee, we visited the National Shrine for the Unborn, then stopped in at the nearby pregnancy counseling center to introduce ourselves. The ladies there told us that the shrine was expecting the arrival of Norma McCorvey, the now pro-life Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade. We had been anxious to get back on the road, but not any more! We waited, and were able to meet Miss Norma and tell her about the project. Later that evening we were invited to attend a fundraiser banquet for the local pro-life group. Everyone we met was very excited to hear about our project, and many were interested in helping. Many thanks especially to the ladies at the AAA Woman's Services Clinic for their enthusiasm!

Jonathan, Briena, and John with Miss Norma McCorvey


All in all, it was an amazing example of the way that the Holy Spirit is in charge of the Wash For Life. We had one plan, but he gave us something else.. And that's the way it will keep happening.
For now, we are working on setting up the office, finishing the website, and making initial contact with some of the big networks. We want to be fully prepared for the start of the big recruiting push, when the rest of the team arrives.

And despite all doleful predictions, Napolean the Betta fish survived the drive, and has agreed to officially join the Wash for Life Team!!

First class seat

Team Fish arrives home

2 Comments:

Blogger Rachel said...

What an honor to meet you guys last week! We also were truly blessed to meet you guys and encouraged by your willingness to step out in faith. Thanks for hanging out with us and sharing what the Lord has laid on your heart. What a neat reminder that where He leads, he provides! I'm so looking forward to partnering with you guys in prayer and anything else we could do on our end. Thanks for keeping us posted!

-Rachel (from AAA in Chattavegas)

2:53 PM  
Blogger VFerri said...

I'm so glad the fish survived!

11:47 PM  

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