Christians supported us!
A few months ago, Leah Gamboa visited CFI’s Distribution Center for assistance. The Gamboas are a family of six. In the mid-70s, during Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship, Juan Gamboa went to the Chilean Chancellery to obtain paperwork needed for their family’s Aliyah process. When the officer in charge learned that he was a Jew, he stopped him, insulted him and was going to arrest him. Finally, a different officer released Juan and told him not to return. Their daughter was once stoned by another student at the school. The family was afraid for their safety and decided to move to an island in southern Chile, where they lived for 20 years.
On her visit, Leah told how her family had experienced anti-Semitism and a few of her relatives had suffered persecution and torture. It had been done in the name of Jesus by the Catholic Church. Leah continued that Evangelical Christians had always supported them and encouraged them to move to Israel.
Leah was very touched and grateful for the help she received from CFI. She said that from the moment the family decided to “come up to Israel” God has blessed them tremendously. We thank you for your financial gifts and clothing shipments for Latino Jews! (Adopted from Rocio Fordham’s article (FZS 3rdQ2016).
The enemies of Israel have one common goal: the total destruction of Israel. The Eternal City of Jerusalem, as the holiest site for the Jewish people, is under attack now more than in the times of wars and conflicts. The Scriptures state that the Lord will cause Jerusalem to become an unmovable rock and that many in the city will seek the Only True God for their salvation:
“Then the LORD will go forth and fight against those nations, as when He fights on a day of battle” (Zach. 14:3). “And the LORD will be king over all the earth, in that day the LORD will be the only one, and His name the only one” (Zach. 12:9).
Massive cyber-attack thwarted
In early May, Israel’s National Cyber Authority (NCA) blocked a planned massive cyber-attack on hundreds of businesses, government ministries, public institutes and private individuals in order to hurt Israel’s economy. (more…)
For the sake of the Scriptures
On every Independence Day, Israel holds the annual Bible Contest. This year 15-year old Sagiv Lugasi from northern Israel was the winner. He made history by being the first winner from a non-religious school in 30 years. Maria Shpilowitz, a girl from Belarus, came in third place. She had prepared for the quiz by teaching herself since she does not study in a Jewish school. Shlomo Helfgot, who was born in Teaneck, New Jersey, came in fourth place. The quiz event included also high-ranking guests such as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Education Minister Naftali Bennett and the Jewish Agency Chairman Natan Sharansky. Please pray for Israeli children and teenagers by declaring over their lives:
You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind (Deuteronomy 6:5).
Celebrating in Jerusalem with Israeli flags and Hebron banners
A free people in our land, in Jerusalem…
All through its sixty-nine years of independence, Israel has fought for the nation’s existence. From the 1948 War of Independence to United Nations’ resolutions, Israel has survived, prospered and welcomed back home millions of Jews from all corners of the world.
In his Independence Day greeting on May 2, Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin called it the Independence Day of all the Jewish people. “Sixty-nine years ago, in the moments just after David Ben-Gurion declared the birth of the State of Israel, we all went out to dance in the streets. We celebrated a hope which came true: to be a free people in our land, in Jerusalem.” (more…)