Gilgal's founder, Val Cater, is often asked why she choose the name "Gilgal". Val describes how she chose it because it "parallels what the women we serve have gone through and the hope that God offers." Val continues:
The Israelites chose to believe the bad report of the spies instead of what God, Himself had promised them. As a result of their unbelief, they spent 40 years wandering in the wilderness. Every day, for 40 years, they received manna from heaven. Finally, after a generation of people had died off, Joshua was called to lead them across the Jordan into the Promised Land.
Our women have chosen drugs and alcohol and the associated lifestyle (wandering in the wilderness) because of their unbelief. Finally, for whatever reason, God has led them to Gilgal. What happened in Canaan is what I hope will happen here.
The Israelites renewed the rite of circumcision and God rolled away the reproach of their Egyptian captivity. I hope our women will experience circumcision of the heart and learn that God has rolled away the reproach of their past sins (drugs, prostitution, theft, you name it) thru the blood of the cross.
The Passover was reinstated and the Israelites began eating from the fruit of the land. God has given us His Lamb and He wants to get us to the place (our very own Gilgal) where we can experience His victory. He took them out of a cycle of defeat and placed them in a cycle of victory because they chose to believe and put one foot in front of the other while choosing to believe Him.
Most importantly, the children of promise did not stop having issues because they made it to Gilgal. One of the first battles that people often remember is that Joshua fought the battle of Jericho. Likewise, the women of Gilgal will not stop experiencing issues, but, just as God fought their battles for them, He will fight our battles for us.