From the moment we began the Daughter’s for Zion prayer meeting we could sense
the presence of God at the Fifth Annual Christians United for Israel Summit in
Washington D.C. like never before. Scripture after scripture was fulfilled by
the over 4,500 attendees from every state in the union.
During prayer we could hear the rain shower down on the convention center and I
turned to Diana and said, “It is the sign of the blessing!” Over 1,500 people
joined us in prayer and worship which fulfilled Psalm 122:6,
Pray for the peace of
prayer we were invited by Rabbi Scheinberg and several other Orthodox rabbis to
join them in observing Tisha B’Av, which is a set time of mourning over the
destruction of the temples in Jerusalem. Nearly 1,000 Christians and Jews,
including the State of Israel's Ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren,
sat on the floor and were led in the reading of the book of Lamentations. This
event was a first in the history of Christianity! It was a moment of divine
unity! We could sense God’s blessing even more as Psalm 133 became a reality,
Behold, how good and how
pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity…For there the LORD
commanded the blessing--life forever.
of Faith Church from North Carolina provided a Holocaust Museum exhibition that
rivaled any I have seen. As we and our Jewish friends walked through the
beautiful and yet somber display of our history with the Jewish people you
could sense Isaiah 40:1 come alive,
“Comfort, O comfort My people,"
says your God.
opened our meeting Tuesday morning with one session after another providing
education to those in attendance of the biblical reasons Christians should
support Israel and up to the minute information of the current conditions in
Israel and the Middle East. The Prime Minister, via live feed during the Middle
East Briefing, brought greetings and thanks for CUFI’s support. The last
event at the convention center was the finest Night to Honor Israel that we
have ever had in Washington, D.C.
The next day CUFI delegates from 477 congressional districts met with their
Senators and Congressman on the Hill and voiced their support of Israel and the
Jewish people. Once again you could sense the Lord’s guidance as Isaiah 62:1
Zion's sake I will not keep silent,
And for Jerusalem's sake I will not keep quiet…
want to thank the leadership and every delegate who made the sacrifice to
attend the Summit. I ask that you save the date for the sixth annual Washington
Summit, July 18-20, 2011. We must only grow stronger in our support of Israel
and the Jewish people.