Veterans day is celebrated on November 11th because it was on that date in 1918(at 11a.m. no less) that Germany signed the armistice agreement bringing an end to the first World War.
Wycliffe observes a world day of prayer on November 11th because it was that day in 1933 that Cameron Townsend and L.L. Legters were attempting to enter Mexico to begin work there. When they were initially turned away they began to pray and Townsend remembered that he had a letter in his pocket from an educator in Mexico who had invited them to come work there. They presented that letter to the guards and spent the time praying and singing while the guards called Mexico city. The answer came back ‘permission granted’ and the two entered Mexico.
It was a significant day in the history of Wycliffe Bible Translators and we mark it as an organization each year with a day of prayer.
I am thankful to be involved in an organization with such a history of prayer.
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