CHRISTIAN FRIENDS OF ISRAEL – JERUSALEM
was founded in 1985 , when RAY and SHARON SANDERS moved to ISRAEL from the USA, with the vision of bridging the gap between Christians and Jews . They stayed during many Israeli conflicts, to stand in solidarity with the Jewish people, and started many outreach programs to lift up those in need through monetary donations and clothing. Ray and Sharon have emphasized the Hebraic roots of the Christian faith.
"FOR ZION'S SAKE WILL I NOT HOLD MY PEACE, AND FOR JERUSALEM'S SAKE I WILL NOT REST, UNTIL THE RIGHTEOUSNESS THEREOF GO FORTH AS BRIGHTNESS, AND THE SALVATION THEREOF AS A LAMP THAT BURNETH." ISAIAH 62:1
CHRISTIAN FRIENDS OF ISRAEL - CANADA
Reverend PAUL and MARGARET COLLINS, of Victoria, British Columbia worked for Christian Friends of Israel in Jerusalem, in 1990. Paul managed the clothing Distribution Centre, and Margaret worked in the CFI Head Office. This was during the dissolution of the USSR, and they experienced many miracles. In 1994, they started CHRISTIAN FRIENDS OF ISRAEL- CANADA.
"I AM ALPHA AND OMEGA, THE BEGINNING AND THE END, THE FIRST AND THE LAST."
Reverend KENNETH and ILENE SMITH, of Surrey, BC, became the new leaders of CFI - Canada in 2014. They worked to obtain the Canadian Charity Status for CFI-Canada. Reverend Ken and Ilene attended EPBC in Peterborough, Ontario, pastored many churches in Western Canada, and led many tours to Israel. Also leading many people to know the Lord personally, encouraging others along the way.
We honour Reverend Kenneth Smith, who moved to glory, to be with his Lord and Saviour May 2, 2022. Our heartfelt sympathy to Ilene and family.
" THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD; I SHALL NOT WANT.
HE MAKETH ME TO LIE DOWN IN GREEN PASTURES: HE LEADETH ME BESIDE THE STILL WATERS.
HE RESTORETH MY SOUL:
HE LEADETH ME IN THE PATHS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS FOR HIS NAME'S SAKE.
YEA, THOUGH I WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH, I WILL FEAR NO EVIL:
FOR THOU ART WITH ME; THY ROD AND THY STAFF THEY COMFORT ME.
THOU PREPAREST A TABLE BEFORE ME IN THE PRESENCE OF MINE ENEMIES: MY CUP RUNNETH OVER.
SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY SHALL FOLLOW ME ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE: AND I WILL DWELL IN THE HOUSE OF THE LORD FOREVER."
PSALM 23 KJV
Reverend DENNIS and EWA SPENST of Langley, BC, held the leadership for CFI - Canada, for the year 2019. Due to previous commitments with Hart Ministries and Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship, they passed the torch on.
" THEY THAT BE WISE SHALL SHINE AS THE BRIGHTNESS OF THE FIRMAMENT; AND THEY THAT TURN MANY TO RIGHTEOUSNESS AS THE STARS FOREVER AND EVER." DANIEL 12: 3
CANADIAN REPRESENTATIVE Elaine Newman from Lloydminster, Saskatchewan was handed the torch for Christian Friends of Israel - Canada in 2020. Steve & Elaine attended the CHRISTIAN FRIENDS of ISRAEL CONFERENCE and TOUR in JERUSALEM in 2015, 2017, and 2018. Steve works in the ranching and trucking industry co-owning T-1 Transport Inc. . They were married in 1976, and have five children and thirteen grandchildren.
"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