Our day together started at 6:30am when we arrived at the church. After Pastor David Beam gathered us for a prayer, we were sent off in our separate car pooling groups and each car enjoyed a variety of donuts for breakfast. The trip up to Washington DC was a little long but we had good food and good company along the way. As soon as we got to DC we visited John Collins’ grave which is in the Arlington cemetery. It was quite the walk considering Thomas’ directional skills, but when we got there we all were able to step back and really take in our surroundings. With being there, in the presence of his grave and just collectively remembering Mr.Collins and what he did for our church was extremely impactful. We will forever be grateful for him. After visiting the various memorials located in Arlington, we ventured to The Church of Epiphany, where we are staying. We unloaded the cars at this point and got our things together to go to the United Methodist Church and Society Building. This was a very informative point of our day. Not only did we learn about the background of the Methodist Church, but we got to learn about the churches social principles, along with where we individually stood on certain topics. After our tour, we were all a little hangry and decided to eat at a restaurant called District Taco, which was a great decision if I do say so myself. Overall, today was an amazing day and I look forward to the two ahead of us.