• Marie-Louise Weissenböck speaking at Christians for Israel Austria’s 10th Anniversary

10th Anniversary for C4I Austria

editor - 10 May 2018

On 7 April Christians for Israel Austria celebrated its anniversary with a conference in Vienna. The theme was ‘Ten Years Christians for Israel Austria and 70 Years State of Israel.’

250 friends from all over Austria came to participate in the conference. Among them were pastors from various denominations and the archdeacon of the Roman Catholic Church. The main speaker was Christians for Israel International President Rev. Willem Glashouwer who spoke about ‘the covenants with Israel and the coming of the Kingdom.’ Other speakers included Andrew Tucker (Christians for Israel International) and Naim Khoury (Holy Land Ministry Bethlehem). The beautiful violin player, Serguei Popov, played a Biblical ode to Israel.

Faithful
Marie-Louise Weissenböck (chairwoman) explained during the opening that the real reason for celebration is God’s faithfulness and that this would be the underlying theme of the day. God is faithful, even if we are faithless (2 Timothy 2:13). The most evident sign of God’s faithfulness is the people of Israel. The people of Israel have turned against God many times, but God never took back what he promised to Israel. Paul clearly says in Romans 3:3: “What if some were unfaithful? Will their unfaithfulness nullify God’s faithfulness? Not at all!”

Marie-Louise continued to add that the anniversary conference was held on the last day of Pesach. Since the day that God led His people out of Egypt, Israel is aware that God is faithful to His word. Finally, she invited the audience to celebrate this day together with the theme ‘We thank God for His faithfulness.’

Grateful
Austrian Shalom cards were distributed, which were received with great joy and filled in. These cards will be handed over to people in Israel as a token of friendship by Christians in Austria. There was also a film that was made especially for this occasion, about the work of the last ten years in Austria. You can watch this movie here.

Marie-Louise concluded: “We are grateful that we are allowed to do this work and that the Lord has given us His love for the people of Israel and our Jewish Messiah, Jesus!”