Messenger October/November 2012
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C4I gathers momentum in West and Central Africa
Willem Glashouwer, Jos van Westing and I returned last Monday from a wonderful and exhausting week in Nigeria, where we participated in the inaugural C4I West/Central Africa Regional Training and Leadership Conference. We praise God that He is raising a new generation of Christian leaders in Western/Central Africa, who are called and committed to stand in the gap for Israel and the Jewish people. The three-day conference was held in the city of Ikom, which is about 200km north of Calabar, the capital of Cross River State, and very close to the Border between Nigeria and Cameroon. Read more
Support the aliyah of the Bnei Menashe!
Bring the Jews Home
The Israeli cabinet has finally decided to give the green light to the return of the Bnei Menashe Jews. The Bnei Menashe (sons of Manasseh) claim descent from one of the Ten Lost Tribes of Israel, who were sent into exile by the Assyrian Empire more than 27 centuries ago. Their ancestors wandered through Central Asia and the Far East for centuries, before settling in what is now northeastern India, along the border with Burma and Bangladesh. Throughout their sojourn in exile, the Bnei Menashe continued to practice Judaism just as their ancestors did, including observing the Sabbath, keeping kosher, celebrating the festivals and following the laws of family purity. And they continued nourish the dream of one day returning to the land of their ancestors, the Land of Israel. Read more
Asia Pacific Training and Leadership conference in Malaysia
From 21-23 November, Willem Glashouwer, Harald Eckert and Andrew Tucker will be in Malaysia to lead the first C4I Asia Pacific - Training and Leadership conference. The purpose of this conference is to train and equip Christians who are called to serve the Christians for Israel ministry in the region. The sessions will focus on the C4I mission and vision, the message we are trying to bring in the nations, our values and our organization and structure. Invitations have been extended to the leaders of Christians for Israel and other key Christian leaders in the region. Read more
Astonishingly open doors in East Africa
By Harald Eckert
I have just returned from four extraordinary days in Uganda, East Africa, in which we experienced great favour and a level of dynamic that I previously had only seldom known. We, that is Willem Glashouwer (President of Christians for Israel International – C4II), Andrew Tucker (Executive Director, C4II) and myself, (Chairman of C4II since 16.09.2012).
After flying all night, we finally got to bed at around 5.00 a.m. The telephone rang at 8.00 a.m. It was Drake Kanaabo, C4II board member and coordinator for East Africa: We were to get ready quickly. Our meeting for the morning was with the Speaker of Parliament of Uganda, the 3rd highest person in the country. Read more
Welcome to new C4I team in New Zealand!
We are delighted to introduce the new leadership team in C4I New Zealand, which is carrying on the legacy left by our late brother Henk Kamsteeg. This team is committed to further build the wonderful work started by Henk Kamsteeg about 10 years ago. C4I New Zealand is well placed to take a leading role in the development of the C4I ministry in Australia and further afield in Asia. We thank God for these committed and talented leaders. Read more
Opening Holocaust Memorial in the Ukraine
On Friday September 28, we officially openend a Holocaust Memorial at a Jewish massgrave that was discovered in 2010. On this site approximately 1,000 Romanian Jews were killed near a small Oekrainian village in the proximity of the Moldovan border. During the opening of the memorial six Holocaust survivors, Rabbi Shaul, the mayor of the city Mogolov-Podolsky, schoolchildren, and we as representatives of C4I Ukraine were present. Read more
C4I conference in Jakarta, Indonesia
Following the Regional conference , Willem Glashouwer will travel on to Indonesia, where a three-day conference has been organized in Jakarta on 26, 27 and 28 November 2012 by the local C4I branch (Yayasan Christian Empati Indonesia). At this conference, the participants will receive a copy of the Bahasa version of the book Why Israel?
Please pray for Stenli Suryadinata, Robson Mangunsong and the rest of the C4I team in Indonesia as they prepare for this important event.
C4I International - Annual Report 2011
The 2011 Annual Report of Christians for Israel International is now available on-line.
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Speaking Tour in Italy
Christians for Israel Italy has organized a speaking tour for Rev. Glashouwer in Italy. Please pray for these meetings:
2-3 November: speaking at Uomini Nuovi conference in Milan
4 November: speaking in Milan in Brasilian church
5 November: speaking in Vicenza
6 November: speaking in Florence
7-8 November: speaking in Rome
Prayer Letter November/December 2012
“The source which we pray from is very important,” Ofer Amitay said a few years ago at a conference in the Netherlands. Next he spoke of unity, of sanctification, of consecration, of listening to God. And he continued:”Real intercession springs from a relationship rather than from information.” At the beginning of last year many intercessors felt the commission to be continually vigilant : “Be on guard! Be alert!” (Mark 13:33) “What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!”(Mark 13:37) Jesus says this in His ‘Discourse on the last days’. Go to prayer letter