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This week, Americans celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. While many of the stories of the Pilgrims are well-known and mixed with a few myths, here’s one not-so-well-known fact: it was a small church that founded the United States of America and changed the world.
The people we now know as Pilgrims weren’t the only ones who were dissatisfied with the way things were in England. But they made a difference because they took action.
When the king persecuted them for worshiping in their own way, they decided to leave England rather than violate their consciences.
Like a lot of their bible heroes, they left without knowing where they’d end up. For many world-changers, action comes first. A plan comes later.
Here are seven principles we can learn from the integrity and perseverance of these brave Pilgrims: