Transforming lives with Good News in the Nation’s Capital

The Faith & Liberty Monday Report

Sep 11, 2023

Today, as you know, is a powerful day of remembrance in Washington, D.C., and across America as we mark the tragic events of 9/11. It’s hard to believe, in some ways, that it was two decades ago that terrorists took over planes in America and the result was thousands of lives lost.

U.S. flags were flying from cars and everywhere, it seemed. There was a different attitude in the country. Some say it was a time when politics didn’t matter. There was no division between Republicans and Democrats. We stood as one — united. No one was going to take America down!

Our churches also were filled with people seeking answers to their anxiety. Would America be struck again? Was this the start of war? Will our country ever be the same again?

Now, a mere 22 years later, that stand-as-one unity has largely dissipated. From the halls of Congress to public school board meetings, we see disunity and division. Our culture has succumbed, in many ways, to rapid decline.

But all is not lost! Take heart! The cross found two decades ago at 9/11’s Ground Zero points to the cross of Jesus Christ of 2,000 years ago. The cross of Jesus Christ and the death to self and sin that we experience there is where true, enduring unity is found. Ultimately, this is what we need in America. We love our country, but the unity we seek above all comes as we kneel at the cross.

Pray with us today on this special day of remembrance that we would follow our national motto, “In God We Trust.” Thank you for standing with us for faith and for liberty!

Your missionaries in Washington, D.C.,

The Faith & Liberty team

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  • Peggy Nienaber spent some time with Pastor Paul Gollapalli from India and Sunny Meagher, president and CEO of the International Christian Ambassador’s Association.  Peggy took them to the U.S. Supreme Court for prayer, a walking tour, and lunch.
  • Our Faith & Liberty team had the opportunity to meet and pray with members of the American Christian Trust this past week. This was their first trip to D.C. and allowed our staff the time to share what we do in the heart of our nation's capital.
  • Intern events have begun! Some 45 interns and staffers attended — in the rain — Faith Night at the Washington Nationals game at the beginning of September. Baseball players from the NATS team shared their testimonies and their walk of faith.

  • Tonight, Peggy will be attending the “Internapalooza” in the U.S. Capitol. Congressional interns from all over the United States will be hosted in the Capitol for a reception and event. This open house will give our team the opportunity to meet and greet these young adults. Inviting them to our Bible studies and local churches will help them connect with a Christian community while in Washington, D.C.

  • Once a month we’ll be having prayer time with staffers and interns. “Rock Wednesday,” as it’s called, will be held in the Rayburn Building, and Peggy will facilitate the prayer time, which starts this month. An email is going out to 3,500 staffers and interns to invite them to participate. Pray for our congressional staffers as they learn, work, and connect in the congressional offices.

  • Time for planning! This Thursday, Peggy will participate on the Fall Internship planning committee. We are working on adding two new Bible studies during the day to work with the intern schedules as some interns attend classes in the evening.

  • Our Bible studies start back this week, and we look forward to it!

  • The CHANGED Movement will be based at Faith & Liberty’s Ministry Center the week of Sept. 19. CHANGED members, who came out of the LGBTQ culture, will focus on educating members of Congress and their staff, and minister to any who want to leave that culture and identity in their past.

  • Our Fairness in Women’s Sports Forum is filled with 70 people signed up to attend. If you are interested in being put on a wait list to attend this event on Sept. 22 at the Rayburn House Office Building, please email Patty Bills at [email protected].

  • Faith & Liberty is planning for September’s U.S. Capitol Police Officer of the Year Recognition Breakfast. This event gives us an opportunity to share the gospel and acknowledge law enforcement on Capitol Hill.

  • This weekend, we expect 30 more young people, including interns and congressional staffers, to join a D.C. church that supports Faith & Liberty. This follows on from the 27 who were also recently baptized upon their profession of faith in Christ! God is moving in our Nation’s Capital.


  • Pray for our nation as we mark 9/11 today. Pray that Americans from all walks of life, especially our leaders in government, will acknowledge the Lord in all their ways.

  • Thank the Lord for the start of a new intern season. We are thankful for the many opportunities we know He will provide for us to lead these young people to Christ and watch them grow in their faith!

  • Pray for the two new Bible studies that will be starting, that they will be filled with interns and staffers seeking to apply the Word of God in their lives.

  • Pray for Rock Wednesday, starting this month, and for Peggy as she leads this prayer time for any on the Hill who wish to attend.

  • Pray for guidance as we plan and prepare for each of our upcoming events.


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