Messenger Summer 2013
Informing you about the Christians for Israel ministry world wide.
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The international Christians for Israel movement is expanding rapidly. After years of ploughing the ground since the late 1990s – especially through Rev. Willem’s many travels and “ice-breaking” work as pioneer – in recent years we have seen new C4I teams developing in many countries. We now go into a new phase of our international development, in which we need to nurture these new teams, consolidate the Christians for Israel movement, and build on the foundations laid by those who have gone before us.
Our prime calling as Christians for Israel is to bring an urgent, prophetic message to the church and nations. We urge our Christian brothers and sisters to abandon many of the traditional ways of thinking which inherently believe that the church has “replaced” Israel and the Jewish people as God's people. We pray for a new spirit of revelation, humility and reconciliation. We challenge the nations to recognize and respect the Jewish people, and guarantee their rights to live in peace and security in the land.
It is a joy to share with you in this new edition of The Messenger the wonderful work being done by the Christians for Israel teams around the world. As the times become more difficult, and the world becomes more hardened in its opposition to God's plans with Israel, we can rejoice that God is working through His Spirit in many men and women, both in Israel and in the nations.
Andrew Tucker, Executive Director
Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers,
but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.
That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.
Rev. Willem Glashouwer - recent and planned speaking tours
Rev. Willem recently went on speaking tours in Nigeria, Korea, Argentina, and Uruguay. He is currently travelling in South East Asia. Please pray for Rev. Willem as he undertakes these demanding but very important speaking tours. Pray that the Lord will open hearts and minds for all those who will hear the message about God's purposes for Israel, and that new leaders will arise who can carry this message into their nations. Click more for a full overview of the speaking tours.
Michael Freund: '7,000 Bnei Menashe still in India waiting to come to Israel'
Last June, Michael Freund (Founder and Chairman of Shavei Israel) travelled to Italy at the invitation of Christians for Israel Italy. It was the first time that an orthodox Jew has spoken in Italian Christian churches about the lost tribes of Israel, particularly Bnei Menashe (the tribe of Menashe). During his trip Chiara Canciani (Christians for Israel Italy) interviewed him and wrote an article for an Italian Christian newspaper.
Days of Israel in the Ukraine
Christians for Israel Ukraine celebrated the 65th anniversary of the independence of the modern State of Israel from 12-19 May 2013, together with the Evangelical churches of Ukraine. These ‘Days of Israel’ took place in four key regional cities of Ukraine: Donetsk, Kiev (the capital of Ukraine), Odessa, and Simferopol. This event was initiated and organized by Christians for Israel Ukraine together with the Evangelical (Gospel) churches of Ukraine in these cities, and with participation of the Ambassador of the State of Israel to the Ukraine: Reuven Din El.
Powerful conference in Austria: Holocaust Remembrance, Responsibility and the Future
On May 11th, C4I Austria organised a conference in Linz, Austria, which had the theme ‘Remembrance, Responsibility and the future from a biblical, historical and artistic perspective.’
The event turned out to be a very blessed and greatly moving conference. It was attended by over 200 people from eight countries, including Israel! We had four speakers from Austria (Heribert Binder, a Protestant reverend, Helmuth Eiwen, a pastor leading a big free church and Rafaela Stankevich, an Austrian-Israeli historian as well as Angelika Schlackl, a historian), one speaker from Hungary (Georgy Frisch, the leader of the Union of victims of Nazi persecution in Hungary) and Rick Wienecke (sculptor from Israel).
Harald Eckert honored for support of Holocaust survivors
Harald Eckert, C4I International’s Chairman took part in a large gala event in the Jerusalem Convention Centre, where he was honored together with other Christian leaders for his work in support of Holocaust survivors in Israel. Harald has been a steadfast supporter of Holocaust survivors and has been instrumental in taking German youth to meet and serve Holocaust survivors in Israel. The encounters of young Germans with aged Israeli Holocaust survivors have a clear redemptive purpose. For some of them, this is their first encounter with a young German since the Holocaust.
Christians for Israel Holland launches exhibition ‘Heroes of Zion’ - President Peres expresses grattitude for meanigful initiative
Christians for Israel Holland launched the Exhibition ‘Heroes of Zion’ on June 3, 2013. Around 250 persons attended at the opening and premiere in Nijkerk, the Netherlands. A special guest was one of the interviewees from the documentary, who came from Israel to the Netherlands with her entire family. Shulamit Tsur was born 88 years ago in the old city of Jerusalem. She remembers the 1948 declaration of the state of Israel as if it was yesterday.
Christians for Israel Germany appoints new executive director
My name is Tobias Krämer and I am the new executive director of C4I Germany. As family we live in Southern Germany near Stuttgart, well-known for some big companies like Daimler, Porsche or Bosch. I have been married with my wife Christina for 18 years. We have 2 sons: Kontantin (14 years old) and Konrad (9 years old).
Israel Prayer Letter June-July 2013
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