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The Messenger, April 2010

Informing you about the Christians for Israel ministry worldwide

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© Christians for Israel International 2010 

As you will quickly realize by reading this latest issue of The Messenger, Christians for Israel is on the move and active on many fronts. Having just returned from our third international tour to Israel, I can report of our growing influence on the continent of Africa. Our latest tour to Israel included more than forty African participants, among them several church leaders and others who will have significant influence for Israel at home because they also act as hosts of popular radio and T.V. programs.
Rev. Dr. John Tweedie, Chairman   read more

Willem Glashouwer knighted by Queen of Netherlands!

Queen recognises importance of the C4I ministry

At a ceremony in Garderen (Holland) on 16th March, Rev. Willem J.J. Glashouwer (President of Christians for Israel International) was awarded a knighthood (Ridder in de Orde van Oranje Nassau). This presigious award was presented by the Mayor of Amersfoort, on behalf of the Queen of the Netherlands. This knighthood was awarded in recognition of Willem’s tireless work over the last decades for the church and Israel, especailly as President of Christians for Israel since 1998.   Congratulations, Willem!! read more

C4I-Germany organizing prayer conferences

Focussing on Israel and German-Israel relations

After our 40 days of prayer and fasting – which found a strong response! – March 11-14 we had another prayer conference, focusing on Israel and German-Israel relations. With about 200 participants avarage for more than 3 days, times of worship and joy in the Lord where mixed with deep supplication for Jerusalem, Israel, the Messianic and Arab believers as well as for the German government and broader public concerning Israel. A special emphasis was placed on prayer for the church in Germany to wake up to the significance of Israel to the Lord and to the signs of our times and our responsitibilty as the church of Jesus. It was a great and special time.
Apart from this we are making good progress in developing the German version of “Why Israel?” which hope to publish this summer. In addition to the book, DVD's and Study Guides, we are preparing a homepage and plan to invite participants of this series to trips to Israel for first-time visitors.

Kiriat Yam youth orchestra visits Holland and Belgium

Israeli orchestra performs a series of concerts in Holland and Belgium.

A series of 5 concerts was held as part of the celebration of the fact that Christians for Israel has supported 100,000 Jews to make aliyah to Israel over the past 15 years. read more

C4I Hungary has a new team

C4I Hungary is in a phase of transition and growth.

We regret to announce that Kata Tar  has resigned as C4I national coordinator in Hungary, to take up a position as leader of another ministry in Hungary. Kata has been a tremendous suporter of the C4I ministry, and the motor behind the establishment of C4I in Hungary. read more

C4I Greece - report on visit to Thessaloniki and Athens

“The Lord was in Thessaloniki before us, and opened hearts and doors”

Praise to the Lord because His ways are miraculous beyond explanation and understanding.  This trip to Greece was planned with Willem Glashouwer in order to contact the pastors and Churches in the area of Thessaloniki. God blessed us beyond any measure and many brothers and sisters in Christ received a clear biblical message about the “God of Israel” and His people “Israel”. read more. 

Update from C4I South East Asia

Outreach in Indonesia planned in June 2010 

So far Christians for Israel International has been ministering in Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Brunei and recently also Indonesia. God has really blessed our visits and many doors have been opened for the ministry of C4I. We have outstanding national coordinators who love God deeply and have a passion to bless Israel when and wherever possible. read more

C4I conference Suriname 21-23 April 2010

Final preparations for the conference Parimaribo

The conference is an initiative of Chrisma Ministries to the Nations, in partnership with Christians for Israel International. It is hosted by Israelcomité Suriname. The main speakers at this Dutch-language conference will be Rev. Willem Glashouwer and Evangelist Eddy van Russel. read more

C4I Switzerland has a new website & 
We are pleased to announce that we have just launched the German version of the Swiss C4I web site, which was set up with the help of Matthias Spengler (C4I CH), Marianne de Jager (C4I Int.) and Site Supply. read more

C4I African trip to Israel a great success!

48 key African leaders visit Israel

As a result of the conferences which Christians for Israel International organized in Kampala and Mbarara in Uganda in October last year with Rev. John Tweedie and Jos van Westing as main speakers, and the official opening of the C4I East Africa office in Kampala, a selected group of pastors, politicians, lawyers, teachers and businessmen signed up for the Israel Study Trip 21-28 March. read more  

European Coalition for Israel commemorates 90th anniversary of San Remo conference

On April 24th and 25th the European Coalition for Israel (ECI), in conjunction with Canadian Supporters for Israel’s Legal Rights (CASILIER), will commemorate the 90th Anniversary of the signing of the San Remo resolution in 1920 by organizing a series of events in Villa Ormond in Sanremo, Italy sponsored by the Mayor of Sanremo Maurizio Zoccarato and The International Institute for Humanitarian Law. read more

Coming speaking engagements Willem Glashouwer in Europe

  • on 19th April Willem Glashouwer will be a speaker at the Kwasi Su Bantu leaders conference in Zurich, Switzerland. For more information, visit the website of the conference -
  • from 16/18 April Willem will be teaching at a conference in Bunde, Germany.
  • on 8th and 9th May, Willem will be speaking in Budapest (see separate report on Hungary in this edition of the Messenger)   

C4I USA in transition

Christians for Israel us in a process of transition in the USA. National Coordinator Fred van Westing and CEO Henk Kamsteeg are doing a brilliant job, but urgently need assistance. We are actively looking for new board members and volunteers. It is time that responsibility for the ministry in the USA be assumed by local leaders. International Chairman John Tweedie will visit California in late April for meetings with potential candidates.

For more information about our ministry in the USA, visit




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