By Hunter Hines
Christian Action League
July 1, 2021
Faith and Freedom Newspaper will host its 7th Annual ‘Lord, Heal Our Land’ Community Day of Prayer Saturday, July 3, at the Courthouse Square in Yadkinville, North Carolina. The event, celebrating the 245th Birthday of America, begins at 10:45 a.m. and will conclude around 2:00 p.m. The celebration is based on God’s promise found in 2 Chronicles 7:14, which reads:
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
Lynn Wagner, the publisher of the newspaper, says this year’s program will feature Jason Williams, Executive Director of the NC Faith and Freedom Coalition, Rev. Mark Creech, executive director of the Christian Action League, as well as Ron Baity, founder and President of Return America, as keynote speakers.
Major Dave Goetze, who has extensively researched voter integrity issues in the Tar Heel state, will also share his findings and their relevance for the upcoming 2022 elections.
Area pastors, including Joshua Blevins of Ronda Baptist Tabernacle, will address the holiday gathering with compelling messages on how Christians should respond in troubling times for the Nation.
Area vocalists will also perform both morning and afternoon.
Yadkinville Chief of Police Dawn Pardue and Yakin County Sheriff, Ricky Oliver, will give the welcome and address attendants.
Wagner said, “America’s healing will begin with God’s people…when Christians realize that it is ultimately our silence, our apathy, our fear and failure to fight the good fight that has allowed evil to run rampant in America. When we humble ourselves and repent before Almighty God and earnestly seek his face, turning our hearts in unison to a merciful God, then will we once again experience healing and blessings on our beloved Nation.”
Complimentary soft drinks and water from Pepsi Bottling of Jonesville will be available, along with free cookies provided by Subway of Hamptonville.
Free face painting, free balloons, and hand-held American flags will all be available as long as supplies last. Commemorative T-shirts will be available too.
Attendees will be able to register for door prizes to be awarded throughout the festivities, donated by sponsors and area merchants. Winners must be present for prizes to be awarded.
Wagner said many area businesses and individuals come to the event each year in love for their country and dedicate their time and talents and resources to make the day one of prayer and commemoration of America’s great heritage and godly foundation.
She advised folks to bring their lawn chairs, their love for God, their patriotic spirit, and join everyone in raising their voices with people of like-mind to seek the Lord’s face, ask forgiveness for America’s sins, and pray that God will bring healing and blessing once again to the United States of America.