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Men of Issachar DC Trip

Each month for the last 15 years an Aglow group has gone in to Washington, DC to pray. On the first trip of 2024, the Men of Issachar led by Dave McDaniel was joined by Rick Allen, Creative Services Director, Aglow Headquarters, and his son, Madison, and sons-in-law, CJ Witkoe, and John Kilmer and several other men from across the nation.

Rick said, “Our first day in DC was amazing. We are staying at a house of prayer run by The American Christian Trust. Their ministry is to provide a place for people who want to pray for our nation. Aglow’s relationship with this group goes way back to the beginning of the prayer journeys.

After breakfast, we spent the morning in the prayer chapel, and wow, what an amazing time of Spirit-led prayer we had! There is something so powerful when men pray, and especially when the generations are combined. Madison, CJ, and John all prayed with confidence and authority. I was so proud of them.

At one point we called our friend, Jeff Wright, who lives here in DC, and prayed healing over him. He’s been fighting a serious illness and it was our privilege to stand with him believing for total victory. Each Aglow group that goes into DC connects with Jeff and he takes them to Embassy Row where a great deal of time is spent praying for the nations.

Next, Alice Holland and Tina Peck came by the house later in the morning. They are both amazing women of God, serving with Aglow in the DC area for many years. It was our joy to pray over them and our fellowship was rich. Alice and Tina work with each Aglow group coming in to help them to make arrangements and schedule visits.

We spent the afternoon exploring the Mall checking out the various monuments and then made our way to David’s Tent for a time of praying for our nation. The worship was wonderful and Jason Hershey led us in a powerful time of intercession.

On the way to the Mall, we started talking with our Uber driver. He, his wife, and six children moved here from Afghanistan two years ago when the Taliban took control of the country. We prayed for him and he shared that he was really seeking to understand God in a better way. One of our group got his number and is following up with him. Please pray that Abdul’s eyes and heart will be opened to the love of Christ.

My prayer for this trip has been that the team would be in sync from the get-go, and that has certainly been the case. At dinner we shared highlights. Our morning prayer time was mentioned by several as their favorite thing today. Spending several hours in prayer drew us together like nothing else ever could. Our hearts are linked and we’re ready for whatever God has in store for the days ahead.”

Stay tuned for a final report on this first Aglow prayer journey into DC for 2024. It is an important election year and our God is bringing alignment in every sphere of influence. Check with your US Regional Director to see which month your region is going in. You might not go this time, but you can pray for those who are going that all their connections be Spirit-led. And if you are a regular on your Region’s prayer journey, consider taking your generations with you!