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Brody File Exclusive: Mike Huckabee to Take Iowa, South Carolina Pastors to Europe on 'Reagan, Thatcher, Pope John Paul II Tour'

The Brody File has learned that former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will host evangelical pastors from the early political Primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada as he leads them over to Europe in an event called, “Reagan, Thatcher, Pope John Paul II Tour: God Raising Extraordinary Leaders for Extraordinary Times."

Watch the invitation video below that Huckabee is sending out to pastors in these key states. It goes out today.

Huckabee says he’s leading this tour because it’s an opportunity to show, “the human instruments used by God to change the world’s history.”

The 10-day tour takes place this November and will take Huckabee and the influential pastors to Krakow, Poland, London, England and Los Angeles, California. The highlights include a visit to Auschwitz and a tour of Schindler's Factory, visiting important sites of Pope John Paul II, dinner at the Churchill War Rooms, a visit to Parliament, and interacting with Parliament members.

The tour concludes in Los Angeles with a tour of the Reagan Library and a speech by Gov. Huckabee.

Influential evangelical operative David Lane has organized all of this. Lane’s influence can be felt in many states across the country. He’s raised millions of dollars to put together, “Pastors and Pews” events, in which pastors come together to effectively mobilize their congregations, all in an effort to motivate their Christian flocks to vote.

The conferences also encourage pastors to speak out more boldly from the pulpit on the key cultural issues of the day. In short, it’s an effort to save the culture and bring about another spiritual awakening in America.

With the tour coming right after the Midterm Elections, you can be sure it will lead to increased speculation that Huckabee is seriously looking at running for president of the United States. By taking pastors from key Primary states along with him, there’s no doubt he’ll be able to get a better sense of the playing field before making that important decision.

But ultimately, this is something much bigger than just a political play. Huckabee truly believes a spiritual awakening is needed in this country and that pastors must engage from the pulpit before it’s too late.

That’s a sentiment; no matter what candidate you root for, that evangelical Christians can and need to fully embrace.