Event Recaps

CUFI holds hundreds of pro-Israel events every year. Attending local CUFI events will equip you with the facts necessary to defend and support Israel. We hold pro-Israel events across the country almost every day of the month.

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October 17 – Why Israel – Virginia Beach, VA

The Why Israel event was hosted by Pastor Frederick Virtucio.  who is an Alumni of our CUFI Pastors Israel tour of February 2020. Since he came back from the CUFI Pastors Israel trip, he has been sharing with his church the importance of why Christians should support Israel and has also networked with other pastors to organize an Israel tour for…

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October 17 – Night to Honor Israel – Douglasville, GA

This was the 2nd Annual NTHI at Chapelhill Church and was a great success. There was not only the Chapelhill Church family in attendance but also a good contingency of CUFI leadership from the region as well as a strong contingent from the Jewish Community. The evening consisted of the singing of the national anthems of both the US and Israel, an…

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October 16 – Night to Honor Israel – Bettendorf, IA

The Quad Cities (Iowa/Illinois) held their 18th Night to Honor Israel on October 16, 2021. The Jewish Federation of the Quad Cities and local Pastors coordinated this event, and Dr. Randy Caldwell was the keynote speaker. The event was filled with music, the National Anthem sung by Congressional Liaison Russell Christ and a video of Ethiopian…

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October 12 – Pastors’ Meeting – Pearl, MS

This was a trip follow-up Pastor’s Meeting from Israel Alumni Jeremy Price and Darren Givens at Pastor Givens’ church. Pastor Price had already participated in a Zoom / Virtual event with Lyndon Allen as a part of his trip follow-up. State Director Jason Dillon was also in attendance. I was able to give the Why Israel briefing as well as have the…

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October 11 – Pastors’ Meeting – Canton, MS

The Canton, Mississippi was really two opportunities to speak to the pastors of this Ministerial Association. The Ministerial Alliance of Churches have just been meeting back for a couple of weeks together, and I was able to share around 7-8 minutes during the meeting about the work of CUFI. After their regularly scheduled meeting, Pastor Jonathan…

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September 29 – Why Israel – Corpus Christi, TX

I had the honor of doing 3 Pastors Events. The first was at Rock City Church, the second was at Pluckers in San Antonio, and the 3rd was virtual for those who could not attend the San Antonio Meeting. They were all set up by former CUFI or IC trip attendees or district CUFI coordinators. I also was able to give a Why Israel presentation to those…

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September 21 – Why Israel – Rio Communities, NM

The people of Rio Communities were very receptive of CUFI’s Why Israel message.  We had one of our CUFI on Campus coordinators, Cherith Runyon, as one of our keynote speakers. Cherith was able to connect with NMSU students. The church that hosted the event, Abundant Life Christian Center, is very pro-Israel and have been supporting CUFI’s work for…

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September 21 – KCHF TV Interview – Albuquerque, NM

The TV interview was done at the KCHF TV station. Mrs. Mary Kay Gonzales conducted the interview with Randy Neal, Abel Taye and Pastor Barney Carbajal.

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September 19 – Why Israel – Farmington, NM

On September 19th, we held a Why Israel event in Farmington, NM at Day 3 Church. The people of the church were very receptive of the Why Israel Message. Pledge cards were signed and Cherith connected with University of New Mexico students. An offering was collected to support the work of CUFI.

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September 19 – Why Israel – Daly City, CA

The Why Israel event was hosted by Pastor Andy Antenor, who is a CUFI Pastor Alumni. Since he came back from the CUFI Pastors Israel trip, he has been encouraging his church members to support Israel. For the last 3 Sundays before I came, he has been preaching about the blessings that come when Christians pray for Israel.  He told me that he wants…

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September 18 – Pastors’ Meeting – Daly City, CA

The event was organized by Pastor Alex Cabansagan with the Church of the Nazarene.

Most of the attendees heard of CUFI for the first time, and many felt conviction for their lack of support for Israel and the Jewish people, so they pledged to support CUFI to be more pro-active in strongly advocating for Israel and the Jewish people.

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September 15 – Why Israel – Deerfield, NJ

After coming with CUFI on a Pastor’s Israel trip, Pastor Dr. Kenneth Larter returned to the states a Christian Zionist. He went to work with his board of elders to remove the Deerfield Presbyterian Church (founded almost 300 years ago!) out from the staunchly anti-Israel Presbyterian USA denomination and has continue to work with CUFI.

In…

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September 12 – Why Israel – Norfolk, VA

The church is pastored by Pastor Abraham Biangco, an ethnically diverse congregation with a strong emphasis on missions.  The CUFI Why Israel presentation was received well by the church members.  After the presentation, many people asked me to help their congregation organize an Israel tour.

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September 11 – Pastors Meeting – Norfolk, VA

The event was hosted by Pastor Abraham Biangco, who was part of our CUFI Pastors Israel tour last year.  Pastor Biangco oversees a network of churches in the region. The attendance was very diverse – African American, Hispanic, Middle Eastern and Asian.  A few pastors were interested in hosting a CUFI event at their churches and in going to Israel…

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August 29 – Why Israel – Dover, DE

Pastor Dr. Mary Zaragoza and her husband Pastor Ennio hosted two Why Israel Sunday events at the church she and her husband oversee in Dover, DE. The first service was in English and Pastor Ennio set up the message with a powerful plea for his congregation to “take notes, be attentive, and put away every distraction” as he had been so moved by the…

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August 22 – Why Israel – Middlesex, NJ

Hosted by CUFI alumni Pastor David Sera Josef, the church is associated with the Southern Baptist Association.  The gathering was attended by a lot of millennials. Pastor Josef felt that the Why Israel presentation would help the younger generation understand the dangers of anti-Semitism in the schools of America. He is concerned how his young…

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August 22 – Why Israel – Fair Oaks, CA

The two Sunday morning services at New Life Church in Fair Oaks, CA drew about 400 attendees in person and hundreds more online.

The Sunday messages included a special emphasis on CUFI’s Small Group study, The Israel Course, which launches at the church September 8, facilitated by CUFI District Directors Ted and Dee Burdine. Twenty six…

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August 20 – Why Israel – Woodside, NY

This event was hosted by Pastor Rolly Aquino and Pastor Elmer Arroza.  It was attended by mostly Youth leaders and millennials.  The daughter of Pastor Aquino came to me after the presentation to thank me for the work that CUFI is doing on campuses.  She also told me that the presentation will help her fellow millennials understand why the Jewish…