Dear Friends,

I am learning every day to never take Davids Tent for granted. David’s Tent DC is on the WhiteHouse Ellipse which is technically a 

National Park.  As the  Government begins to shutdown, National Parks across the nation are closing and requiring all to leaveSo whatwill happen with David’s Tent?  We are now in the midst of the 7th day, about 160 hours into this 1000 hour love song. Last night I had a “on my knees” moment as I came to the reality that I may need to go to back-up plans if we get kicked off the Ellipse.  

This morning we received word from the National Park Service (NPS), that so far, we can remain! Praise God!  Again, in technicality, we are permitted as a 1st amendment* religious demonstration.  Therefore, we not only have permission, but (it seems) we have a right to do David’s Tent.  We will now be supervised by the Secret Service, as all the NPS staff are off until further notice. 
So the Government shuts down…. But the Song goes on! Praise the Lord! **
We will do all we can to keep the song rising as incense to the Lord.  As all this is going on in DC, in the midst of David’s Tent, I’ve been been reminded that we are in a spiritual war, not a battle of flesh and blood.  As you pray for Washington, DC and Davids Tent, please email us the prayers, scriptures and what you are receiving from the Lord!  We love to hear from you! Thank you for keeping us girded up in prayer and encouragement!  Come worship with us! 
For the Glory of Jesus,
 Jason Hershey
*The first amendment of the U.S. Constitution:  Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
**Revelation paints a great picture of the reign of Jesus.  The King on the throne, with elders, angels, living creatures and people from all nations gathered around!  They have their harps of worship and bowls of prayers!  The four living creatures never stop saying, “Holy holy holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come.”   The governmental cabinet meeting of the King of Kings is a worship and prayer service that never stops!  This is part of what drives me to contend for 24/7/365 worship in Washington DC.  We want the government of God, the Kingdom of Heaven, released in this city.  We know the inner circle generator of all we do in the Kingdom is worship and prayer! His Kingdom will never shut down!