2 Sept 2017
Vice President Mike Pence traveled to southeast Texas on Thursday with Second Lady Karen Pence and evangelist Franklin Graham. Their mission: pray for and encourage storm victims and first responders and survey the damage caused by hurricane-turned-tropical depression Harvey.
The Pences arrived in Corpus Christi on Air Force II with several cabinet secretaries, including Energy Secretary Rick Perry, a former Texas governor.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and his wife, Cecilia greeted them and Abbott declared this Sunday, September 3 as a “Day of Prayer” for his storm-weary state.
“WE WILL PRAY AS ONE UNITED PEOPLE FOR THE FUTURE OF THIS STATE, FOR THE FUTURE OF THIS COUNTRY,” ABBOTT SAID AS HE SIGNED THE DECLARATION.
Franklin Graham prayed at a stop in Rockport, a small coastal town ravaged by the storm.
“Lord we pray that the recovery will come quickly and that you will bring an army of volunteers from across the country to come…
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