Messenger March 2015
Informing you about the Christians for Israel ministry world wide.
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Dear friends and partners,
As this monthly newsletter goes out, we as Christians for Israel leadership are preparing for major events in Jerusalem in May 2015. This year we are organizing three different kinds of events:
- 6th - 10th May 2015: Christians for Israel International Bi-annual Leadership Forum - we expect over 50 of our national leaders from more than 20 countries to attend this three-day event. The focus of this conference is on leadership training, strategic development, prayer and fellowship. We are excited to welcome new C4I representatives from Ethiopia, Cameroon, Switzerland, Albania, Brazil, Philippines, Vietnam and Fiji!
- 10th - 13th May 2015: Global Prayer Call (GPC) conference - organized in partnership with Ebenezer Operation Exodus and European Coalition for Israel (ECI). A full program of teaching, prayer and worship under the leadership of Harald Eckert. We expect about 250 people from many nations to attend this unique prayer conference.
- 13th - 18th May 2015: several tours are being organized, together with our local partner Keshet, for different groups including from New Zealand, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and other countries.
There are still limited places available for the Global Prayer Call conference and post-tours! Do consider joining us in Israel!
One senses that we are on the eve of major developments which will deeply affect the nations, the body of Christ and Israel. On the “negative” side: growing anti-Semitism, the challenge of radical Islam, lukewarmness in the church, etc. On the “positive” side: the Jewish people returning in unprecedented numbers (not always for positive reasons); Muslims coming to faith in Christ in Iran and other nations; church growth in Africa and Asia. And much more.
We all know the difficulties of staying “awake". Like the wise virgins, we need to be “carrying our jars of oil”. Our task now is to be prepared and equipped to meet the challenges ahead.
Please pray with us that at these meetings in Jerusalem - the city of the great King - all those who attend will experience ever more clearly the love of Christ, the wisdom of God and the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
Thank you for your continued support. We wish you a blessed and peaceful Passover / Easter.
Executive Director Christians for Israel International
Bring the Jews home - Update Ukraine March 2015
The situation in Eastern Ukraine is worsening by the day, and most people do not know which way to go! You need a special pass, often only valid for a single day, to leave the war area and enter the area under control of the Ukrainian army. Once life became impossible, the young couple Igor and Iryna decided to leave their beloved city Donetsk (see photo below). They collected a few belongings and some documents, closed their flat door and left, with a few Jewish refugees who had a day pass for the shelter in Dnepropetrovsk, 230 kilometers away.
Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer visits Denmark at invitation of Ebenezer Exodus Emergency Fund
At the invitation of Ebenezer Exodus Emergency Fund and accompanied by his wife Marianne, Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer visited Denmark from March 6 through 15, 2015 to deliver lectures, seminars and conferences on Israel. With the result that in June 2015 the book “Why Israel?” will be published in Danish by one of the biggest Christian publishers, called “Scandinavia”, titled: “Hvorfor Israel?” The lectures took place in Horsen’s Frikirke, Rander’s Pentecostal Church, Aalborg Menigheds Center, Herning Frikirke and Copenhagen’s Freechurch Bethel.
“Such a time as this” - Editorial Israel & Christians Today
By Andrew Tucker.. Editorial April edition (*) of the International Version of the Israel & Christians Today Newspaper. In May 2015, hundreds of Christians will go up to Jerusalem to participate in the Global Prayer Call (GPC) conference. This conference closes the 100 days of prayer, which commenced with the GPC conference in Krakau in late January. This prayer initiative marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and the end of the Second World War.
Christians for Israel Austria supports protest against anti-Semitic BDS cover-up
By Marie-Louise Weissenboeck.. Christians for Israel Austria supported the protest that was organized on March 4, 2015, against the anti-Semitic BDS cover-up called “Israeli Apartheid Week”. A broad impartial and civilian alliance called for the protest that took place in the centre of Vienna and was called: “Boycott anti-Semitism!”
Jewish National Fund honours Harald Eckert with the “Golden Olive Branch” “Bridge-builder” between Christians and Jews, Germany and Israel
For his outstanding commitment to German-Israeli and Christian-Jewish dialog, Harald Eckert, Chairman of “Christen an der Seite Israels e.V.” (CSI – German branch of “Christians for Israel International”), has now been awarded the “Golden Olive Branch”. The 54-year-old from Munich received the award from the Jewish National Fund – Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael (JNF-KKL) e.V. – at the “Natürlich für Israel Kongress” (Naturally for Israel Congress) in Stuttgart.
Bring the Jews home - A few frequently asked questions
What is the money, required for a Jew from the Ukraine, precisely used for?
The organizing of documentation, necessary for their departure to Israel requires much preliminary work. The Jews have to prove that they are eligible to return, according to the Law of Return, and they require a passport and exit visa.