The Pan African Collective, a faith based initiative founded to foster a better understanding between African-Americans, Africa and the Diaspora held its Annual Prayer Breakfast at Riderwood in Silver Spring, MD on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Founded by Rev. Jonathan Weaver of Greater Mt. Nebo Church in Bowie, Maryland, the Pan African Collective Prayer Breakfast brought businesses such as SA-Tech, Mercy Ships, Direct Sun, Bates Trucking and Industrial Bank together with ministers of churches, non-profit organizations, community leaders and citizens interested in Africa, the Caribbean and the issues of the Diaspora. The keynote speaker was Her Excellency Dr. Arikana Chihbombori-Quao, African Union Ambassador to The United States. The African Union represents the 55 country members that are on the continent of Africa.