Elaine Newman is the new Director of Christian Friends of Israel – Canada, succeeding Kenneth and Ilene Smith.
Elaine was born in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, the youngest of four siblings in a farming family. She was raised in the Anglican church and heard the calling of God as a child. She was influenced by the Gideon New Testament to receive Jesus as her Saviour. She came to a renewed faith in 1979 and was baptized.
Elaine worked in the banking industry. She married her sweetheart in 1976 and they have five children and 13 grandchildren.
Two experiences with God have been a watershed in her life. In one encounter, she had an out of body vision where she saw bright, white light. The other incident involved a car accident in Montana, where she experienced being in the Presence of Jesus.
Elaine toured Israel in 2004 with 100 Huntley Street, accompanied by David and Norma–Jean Mainse, and in 2012 and 2013 with Joe Amaral’s tour group.
In 2014, at MissionFest in Edmonton, Alberta, Elaine met Rev. Kenneth and Ilene Smith. After much prayer, she started volunteering with Christian Friends of Israel – Canada. She went to Israel for the Christian Friends of Israel Conference and Tour in 2015, 2017, and 2018.
"God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes: and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain." Revelation 21:4
"Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer." Romans 12:12