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
TRISTAN HALL has been appointed the new CHRISTIAN FRIENDS OF ISRAEL JERUSALEM CEO IN 2022. Tristan and his wife Galia are originally from South Africa. WE WELCOME THEM and PRAY FOR GOD'S ANOINTING AND BLESSING UPON THEM, AND THEIR FAMILY. PRAISE BE TO THE GOD OF ISRAEL.
"AND HE SHEWED ME A PURE RIVER OF WATER OF LIFE, CLEAR AS CRYSTAL, PROCEEDING OUT OF THE THRONE OF GOD AND OF THE LAMB." REVELATION 22:1
CHRISTIAN FRIENDS OF ISRAEL - CANADA
REVEREND PAUL and MARGARET COLLINS, of Victoria, British Columbia worked with 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 in their walk with the Lord.
We honour Reverend Kenneth Smith, who moved to glory, to be with his Lord and Saviour May 2, 2022.
" THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD; I SHALL NOT WANT"
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
IN 2020 ELAINE NEWMAN from HILLMOND, Saskatchewan became the new CANADIAN REPRESENTATIVE. ELAINE started volunteering with CFI-Canada in 2014 after she and her husband Steve returned from three tours of Israel with 100 HUNTLEY ST., and JOE AMARAL. 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., and T-1 Land & Cattle . They were married in 1976, and are blessed to have five children and fourteen grandchildren.
"PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM: THEY SHALL PROSPER THAT LOVE THEE. PEACE BE WITHIN THY WALLS, AND PROSPERITY WITHIN THY PALACES." PSALM 122:6-7