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Giving Honor to Whom Honor is Due


This past Saturday evening Tony and I had the pleasure of being part of a special celebration of Jack Hayford’s 80th birthday and the Hayford’s 60th wedding anniversary.

It was a night to capture the essence of Pastor Jack’s life in ministry which has touched multitudes around the world; and Anna, a woman with an immense capacity to serve her husband as a partner in ministry, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and devoted friend to hundreds around the world.

The evening began with a light supper served under a white tent and a time of greeting those who had come from far and near.

Following the meal we entered The Ambassador Auditorium for a concert of music that opened with “Gloria in Excelsis Deo,” which featured the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony and the Hayford Tribute Choir. It was only the beginning, but what a riveting moment it was! The atmosphere was electric with the Presence of the Lord.

Some of the evening highlights were personal tributes from those whose lives had been so impacted by Dr. Hayford…from people in the entertainment industry, to those who are currently leading ministries, to a granddaughter. Dr. Robert Morris, Senior Pastor of Gateway Church in Texas brought special comments which were followed by Dr. Hayford’s response.

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What Exactly Does Aglow Do?

sunrise webA friend spoke recently at an Aglow event. Following the meeting, someone new to the Aglow scene, asked the question, What exactly does Aglow 'do'?

Our human inclination is to pop out a concise list of things that we feel somehow qualifies us as a worthy ministry and would equally impress the listener to the degree that they would want to become a part of us. Such is human nature.

I find within my heart that same desire, yet I also realize that the very birth of Aglow is a miracle that has been sustained for 47 years by the on-going, powerful work of the Holy Spirit. My thoughts turn to exalt the Majesty of God and His unspeakable wisdom. Who can respond to this simple question of what we do in a meaningful way? Who can measure the work of God’s Spirit in ways that qualify us in the sight of others?

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Standing in the Present – Proclaiming the Future

Standing in the Present - Proclaiming the Future. This was the theme for Aglow’s 2014 time in the land of Israel.  Over 200 men and women from 13 nations joined us.  We stayed focused on our purpose as we stood in the present and proclaimed God’s heart for the future from the Golan Heights looking into Damascus Syria, from Tel Aviv to Tiberius, from the Shepherds fields of Bethlehem to the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem. 

A group of 25 Generations young people sang and danced their Happy dance everywhere they could beginning with the boat ride on the Sea of Galilee and ending with a great finale at our closing dinner.  It was fun, festive, and fabulous with everyone joining in the atmosphere of celebration. 


This time in the land was another experience of corporately seeing a further unfolding of Aglow’s mandate related to Israel, a mandate that initially came in the year 2001.  We have continued to be enlarged in our ability to see more and more clearly the purpose of Aglow’s call to Israel and are gaining a greater measure of God’s heart so that we might pray with increased understanding.

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