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A Call to "Restoring Honor": 5 Steps and 5 Events toward Restoration

bible-american-flagValues Voters, Pastors' Summit, Gala, and the Heritage Seminar & Tour

If you are concerned about the direction of America today, there is hope.  If you want to help restore America to its Biblical foundations, there is a need.  And if you participated in or saw reports about the “Restoring Honor” rally in Washington last Saturday -- but are still uncertain about what you can actually do, there are five simple steps we can take together to help achieve a “National Restoration”.

Those steps are listed below, followed by an invitation to participate in five events that can help carry us toward that goal.  Contact the Forum as noted below for reservations, where required.
 
The Five-Step Strategic Plan:  

Remembrance:  We must know where we came from in order to know who we are and where we are going.  We have a rich Judeo-Christian heritage in America, and we must keep that flame of faith and freedom alive.
 
Repentance:  As Israel did so often (see Ps. 106), we too have disobeyed God in many ways.  So, as II Chron. 7:14 says, only when we humble ourselves, and pray, and seek His face, and turn from our wicked ways, will God hear our prayers, forgive our sins, and heal our land.
 
Revival:   Just as the two Great Awakenings in the 18th and 19th centuries were spiritual events that stirred Americans toward freedom from British tyranny and from the shackles of slavery, so we too must have a spiritual revival that returns us to our Godly heritage.

Renewal:   With our hearts revived, a moral renewal will inevitably follow throughout our culture to protect the unborn from the moment of conception, to strengthen the institution of marriage, and to safeguard our freedoms.  (Go to www.manhattandeclaration.org for details.) 

Restoration:  As George Washington emphasized in his Farewell Address, religion and morality are indispensable supports for our political prosperity.  Therefore, by working with our pastors and legislators, we can help rebuild America on its Biblical foundations. 

An Invitation to Five Events: 

Fri. – Sun., Sept. 17-19

(Values Voter Summit):  Register now for the annual Values Voter Summit hosted by the Family Research Council in Washingon.  Join with hundreds of values voters from across America to hear outstanding speakers like Cong. Michelle Bachman, Jim DeMint, and Mike Pence; Sen. Rich Santorum; Gov. Bob McDonnnell and Mike Huckabee; Bill Bennett; Gary Bauer-- and many others.  For details and reservations, call I-877-372-2808 or go to www.valuesvotersummit.org.
 
Mon., Sept. 20

(For Valley Pastors and Ministry Leaders):   Please encourage your pastor(s) and other church leaders to join with 500 other pastors from across Virginia for the Family Foundation’s free Pastors’ Summit in Richmond from 9:00 to 3:00.  Speakers include historian David Barton, Congressman Randy Forbes, and Bishop E.W. Jackson.  Register at www.familyfoundation.org or call (804) 343-0010.  Contact the Forum for bus reservations.  
 
Saturday, Oct. 9: 

Reserve now for the Family Foundation’s 25th anniversary Gala dinner in Richmond with keynote speaker Cong. Mike Pence.  Go to www.familyfoundation.org or call (804) 343-0010 for information and reservations. 
 
Tuesdays, Oct. 19 - Dec. 21: 

Join our 5th annual “America’s Godly Heritage” seminars at 7 p.m., every Tuesday, in Harrisonburg.  A Thursday seminar is also available, or arrange to host one in your own home or church.  Reservations are required.  
 
Saturday, Nov. 13: 

Join the 5th annual “America’s Godly Heritage Tour” of Washington DC.  The bus fills up fast, so reserve your seats now.   Reservations are required.  

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Finally, please remember the “In God We Trust” License Plate:  We must have at least 350 pre-filed applications on hand in order get the General Assembly’s approval in January.  Therefore, if you haven’t yet done so, send in your application along with a $10 check to the address shown at the top of the form – and encourage your friends and family to do the same.  (Go to www.ingodwetrustva.webs.com to see the plate and to download the form.)
 
For reservations and additional information, contact us at (540) 438-8966 or by return e-mail.
 
Warm Regards,
Dean



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