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DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas (ChurchMilitant.com) - The Take Our Border Back Convoy has arrived in the Lone Star State after a long haul that started in Virginia Beach, Virginia. It's Day 4 of the historic trek pushing peacefully to secure the U.S. Mexico-border.
The convoy, monikered 'God’s Army,' arrived in Texas on Wednesday after a route that took them through Jacksonville, Florida, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Patriots — men, women, children and pets — who waited for hours lined the streets to welcome the convoy in Houston.
The patriots also received a hero's welcome in Dripping Springs, Texas, where they pulled in at 11:30 p.m.
Videos of the event recorded cheers, honking horns, American flags and enthusiastic Americans greeting the convoy.
"God bless Texas. We're here, baby!" shouted one of the organizers from a vehicle.
Rallies were held in both Houston and Dripping Springs after the arrivals.
On Thursday, Church Militant caught up with YG Nyghtstorm, the spiritual force leading the convoy and Church Militant's interim executive director. He said he was praying and preparing for a big rally scheduled for 4 p.m. in the heart of Dripping Springs.
Nyghtstorm said he planned to address the naysayers and disseminators of disinformation, who are framing the convoy as violent and divisive.
"Peace leads this convoy," he underscored. "As a Christian and Catholic, it is the Prince of Peace who leads the way."
"People need to hear loud and clear that this is a faith-based movement. It's about uniting people. It is not against any man but for 'We the people.'"
He gave an example: "One rowdy guy was heckling immigrants at the back of our crowd during our rally last night. We reacted swiftly and surely to inform him his comments were out of order. We asked God to bless him, and he backed down."
Nyghtstorm, a Catholic convert, also recalled something that touched him deeply after the Houston rally.
During the rally he gave a speech in which he recalled the tragic death of his son, Victor, who died on Jan. 31, 2008.
"He wanted to be a first responder and save lives," Nyghtstorm related. "I felt Victor's presence with me then, and I feel his presence from Heaven with me every mile of the way of this journey."
He said that after the rally a mother and her young son saw that he was choking up talking about his son and gave him a St. Benedict medal after the rally.
"The mother told me that St. Benedict is very powerful," he added. "I've got a new saint to pray to now with the sacred Houston keepsake to remind me."
The convoy will culminate on Saturday, Feb. 3, with three rallies in U.S. southern border states — in Quemado, Texas (Eagle Pass); Yuma, Arizona; and San Ysidro, California.
But Nyghtstorm said, "We're not just doing this now [and stopping]. This is a start of something — more awareness of what's going on on our southern border and greater understanding of the forces we're up against and where to go from here."
The convoy is advocating peace and good behavior even while powers orchestrating mass migration and open borders are plotting.
A recent Breitbart article points to the machinations of a political action committee (PAC) backed by billionaire George Soros. The PAC is looking to turn red Texas blue with the help of massive illegal immigration.
Democrats have a coordinated strategy called the Red to Blue program that targets at least one Texas seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Texas has 40 electoral votes in the presidential race.
For more information, visit the Take Our Border Back Convoy website.
This is a developing story Church Militant will continue to cover.