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Pray for the President

Written by Staff on June 7, 2019 – 7:04 pm -

Pray for the President

Pray for the President

Liberty Prayer Breakfast to Convene at the Trump International Hotel DC

Presidential Inaugural Prayer Breakfast, Inc.
June 6, 2019

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2019 /Christian Newswire/ — A “Liberty Prayer Breakfast” will take place in the Nation’s Capital on Saturday July 6, 2019 from 7:00 am to 11:00 am at the renowned Old Postal Pavilion, now restored as the Trump International Hotel, DC, to pray for the Nation and the Office of the Presidency. People of Christian faith will gather to celebrate America and make an Appeal to Heaven according to II Chronicles 7:14 “If my people who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and turn from their wickedness, then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin and heal their land.”

Rev. Merrie Turner, President and Hostess of the 2017 “Presidential Inaugural Prayer Breakfast” stated, “We are at a critical crossroads in the nation and can observe that the Lord has clearly set before us life and prosperity and death and destruction; therefore we need to choose life.” (Deuteronomy 30:19)

An “American Breakfast Buffet” will be prepared by the Trump Chef.

Dress Attire: Business to Formal

Tickets are available at www.presidentialinauguralprayer.org
Reservations- $250.

SOURCE Presidential Inaugural Prayer Breakfast, Inc.

CONTACT: 540-581-5562, Contact.Us@presidentialinauguralprayer.org

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Hope To The Hill with Nathan Kistler

Written by Staff on October 12, 2017 – 1:37 pm -

Hope To The Hill with Nathan Kistler

Hope To The Hill with Nathan Kistler

What a blessed month we have had. God has opened new doors of ministry, and on top of that, we had the great privilege of celebrating our nation’s independence on July 4.

I am so thankful to God for His continued blessing in this land. Our nation’s beginnings were truly guided by the hand of God, and even today, we find that He is still working amidst the seeming chaos we experience.

Hope To The Hill with Nathan Kistler

Nathan Kistler

The media tends to blow out of proportion what is happening in Washington and in some cases they outright make up stories.

It is imperative now more than ever that we understand what is at stake here in this land and that we recognize what God is doing in the 115th Congress. There are more Christians in Congress right now than we’ve had in many, many years. I firmly believe that revival is just around the corner.

Every day, great prayer warriors are on their knees begging God for mercy and blessing, prayer warriors that include many members of the 115th Congress.

Hope To The Hill with Nathan KistlerThese men and ladies are key as they are standing in the gap for truth in this modern day Babylon we find ourselves in.

Please set down the TV remote and take some time in God’s Word whilst praying for our elected officials.

Also, I would ask that you pray for us as we endeavor to minister to these wonderful men and women who represent us every day. We desperately need your prayers and support for the days of battle which are ahead of us. God’s people must stand up while they speak truth in love.

Hope To The Hill with Nathan KistlerI am so thankful for each of you and your prayers.

Your friend in Washington,

Nathan Kistler, nathankistler@gmail.com, www.hopetothehill.com

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Nathan Kistler – Washington Opportunities

Written by Staff on June 6, 2017 – 1:02 pm -

Hope to the Hill. Dr. Ravi Zacharias on Day 29 of 30 Days of Prayer. Dr. Ravi Zaharias

Nathan Kistler sings in Washington DC

Hope to the Hill by Nathan Kistler 

This last month has been so fruitful in the ministry God is doing here in Washington. I am more excited than ever to be a part of what God is doing through His people. We have watched the hand of God move in ways that I have never seen before to allow ministry opportunities. 


When I decided to leave the road in Gospel Music, I felt at times that I would never sing again. I think that many of us have what I like to call Elijah Moments where we think, “I am the only one left,” or that I won’t be able to do this or that. It is in these moments that God must smile and say, “Child, if you only knew.” 


Dave and Nathan Kistler

Dave and Nathan Kistler

A few weeks ago, I was having one of these moments and I just couldn’t seem to shake it. It was a Friday, and I always go to the Senate chaplain’s Bible study on Fridays. I was walking into the Hart Senate office building whilst having a pity party in my own mind. I walked off of the elevator on to the ninth floor towards the tables where the pizza was sitting for our lunch Bible study when I heard the voice of the chaplain behind me. 


I turned and looked back, and he was looking at me.  He walked straight towards me and said, “Nate, today is the day.” 


I said, “Today is the day for what?” 


“Today is the day when you sing for our Bible study,” he said.


I was caught a bit off guard by the statement, so I said, “Well, when exactly do you want me to sing, sir?”


Nathan Kistler

Nathan Kistler

He replied, “In two minutes, so be ready.”  He then proceeded to introduce me to sing “How Great Thou Art,” before he broke the bread of life for us. 


In five minutes, I was able to build trust and relationship with people I have been trying to build a bridge with for years. I say this not to boast by any means, but to tell you that first, God uses music to open doors of ministry. Second, the Lord reminded me that He would continue to open doors for me to use my gift to further His Gospel. I am learning that God has placed our ministry here on the front lines to minister through word, deed and song to those here in Washington, D.C. The harvest truly is ready.


We were a part of the committee meetings for our newest associate justice on the bench of the U.S. Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch. We have prayed that God would grant him a clear path to the court, but we must continue to pray not only for him but for every member of the Supreme Court that God would grant them wisdom and guidance in the days ahead. We ask that you would pray for us that God would widen our array of influence and that He would provide financially for the ministry ahead. We would love for you to partner with us in the future as God is doing great things on a daily basis.  


If you would like to find out more about our ministry and how you can help, you can visit us at HopeToTheHill.com or call our office at 202-770-7300. I would personally love to chat with you and share what God is doing.  


Your friend in Washington,

Nathan Kistler

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Washington, DC: Hope To The Hill by Nathan Kistler

Written by Staff on July 19, 2016 – 8:29 am -


Washington, DC

Washington, DC

As a child I can remember walking through the halls of Congress in our nation’s Capitol looking at the unfathomably large amounts of American history, and more importantly; the religious foundation of American culture. It seemed an insurmountable task to take it all in and still does to this day after all these years.  


As I now walk through the great city of Washington, D.C., I see a city of people who have forgotten where America came from and the God who so graciously granted Her the type of government we so cherish as Americans today. I have traveled across this great land and around the world singing of the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ and I have seen a trend even in my short 26 years of life that is very disturbing to me as someone who loves the Lord, loves my country, and this music we all hold dear. A Christian sub-culture where we have retreated from culture as a whole into the four walls of our institutions, churches, cliques, and homes.  


With every battle we forfeited over the last fifty years we have had unforeseen consequences. Abortion, the unequivocal loss of marriage, and the undeniable destabilization of the home are all now staring us in the face.  As we have retreated into our safe havens, we have allowed the enemy to reach into our own culture of Christianity and most unfortunately, the very homes we’ve tried to protect with our boycotts, and throw rocks at the very culture we disowned!


I will be the first to take responsibility for these actions which have placed our culture on a path to its very destruction. WE, the salt and light have removed ourselves from the world we were sent to serve. We have simply checked out of the uncomfortable places of culture which are not politically correct to be part of.


With our voice gone, who now holds the line of defense for the freedoms we have (and many times take for granted) and the future of said freedoms? I could name many wonderful organizations on the Hill who fight daily for those rights and freedoms and whom also share the Gospel daily with our high level officials and leadership.


Nathan Kistler

Nathan Kistler

Since I am the writer of this article and since this is the first of said articles to come, I will share with you my ministry in Washington, D.C. first.  Hope To The Hill is a subsidiary of Hope Ministries International, which my father started over 16 years ago. It’s a ministry to equip the church and those on Capitol hill with the tools for sharing the Gospel.  


My father and I have spent many years now in Washington trying to share our faith with Senators, Congressmen, and our nation’s highest ranking officials. My role is growing as I ally with other ministries on the Hill in their endeavors with the same goal to share God’s Word with everyone we come into contact with.  As a singer in this industry for almost 10 years, I have had the honor of singing with the greatest singers of our time (most recently singing alto with the Hoppers and tenor with the Hopper Brothers).  I have loved this season in my life with great passion where I have served for almost two years, yet I have felt the Lord pulling on my heart back to Washington where my greater calling lies.  


This does not mean I am leaving the music I love, but it does mean that I will be spending the great majority of my time on the front lines of ministry in Washington using my musical gifts in hopes that God will open more doors. I hope that you will pray for wisdom for my ministry that God would make clear the steps I must walk. I ask that you pray for financial outpouring from the Lord to further the Gospel.  


Lastly, I ask that you pray for an awakening in our churches and in the halls of Congress so that the Word of God would once again be fiercely loved and lived by in our day and culture. People ask me daily how they can get involved and make a difference in the public forum.


I am happy to tell you that there is much you can do. Call, write, and email your congressman or senator and let them know that you appreciate the stand they have taken on a particular issue. Find something you can agree on and let them know you are thankful for their stand. Tell them you are praying for them and ask how you can better do so.


I call offices and go into meetings just to ask how I can pray for that specific member of Congress. It is incredible to see how their face changes when they know I am not there to get something from them but to give. The typical Washington way is that whenever someone comes to the city, they want something. I try to change that idea in my ministry.  


You will never know what your call, email, letter, or even personal visit will do. Do your research and do not neglect to remember that God always has a remnant just as He has had throughout history. There are Daniels and Josephs in our nation’s Capitol.


I have hope that the remnant God has always given mercy by is still in this land. I pray that He would once again pour out His blessing on our hurting land. I look forward to sharing with you more about another special ministry in Washington and how you can be involved in the work we do!


“Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few.” (Matthew 9:37)  


Your Faithful Missionary to Washington

Nathan Kistler

Hope To The Hill
7128 Knob Landing Connelly Springs 
NC 28612

First published by SGNScoops in May 2016.

Nathan Kistler was born on the road and was singing at the age of three years old. He has had the opportunity travel with groups like Southern Gospel’s beloved trio the Nelons, and most recently for almost two years with Americas Favorite family of gospel music The Hoppers. Nathan has had the privilege to be in 49 states and 24 countries singing about the wonderful story of Jesus Christ our Lord. He has also been a part of three crusades on the National Mall in Washington D.C. and while there, he had the privilege of singing in the Pentagon courtyard twice. Through his father’s ministry in Washington, Nathan began his work on the Hill as a ministry partner with different Christian organizations like Faith and Action and more.  Nathan is a missionary to Washington and continues to work there during the week while singing Gospel music on the weekends around the country and being an artist in residence at the American Mountain Theater in Elkins, West Virginia.

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