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SB August 2019

Dear Friend,

I have just returned from a 2-week trip in the US.  I began my visit with the annual CUFI Washington Summit which I have been attending each year for many years.  It is always a thrill for me to participate in this large gathering of Christians from all over the US who love Israel and who want to learn more about Israel.  So many have invested sacrificially to participate in this event, buying costly airline tickets and spending money on expensive Washington DC hotels, all to demonstrate their love for Israel.

Many of CFOIC Heartland’s friends and supporters attend CUFI each year and I salute them for that.  Today, CUFI numbers millions of members, far more than the number of Jews in the US.  If at one point, Israel relied heavily on its Jewish Americans to express strong support for Israel in the halls of Congress, today, pro-Israel Christians have the potential to exert a far more powerful influence, owing to their sheer numbers.  It is truly amazing.

But CFOIC Heartland is expressing a message that no one else is expressing, a message that is vital for Christians and for political leaders to hear the world over.  Our message is an uncompromising stand in support of Israel’s right to Judea and Samaria.  And it is a message that resonates powerfully with nearly all Christians who support Israel.  As I travel throughout the world, bringing this message to Christians wherever they may be, I am encouraged by the simplicity of the support we receive.  For Christians like you, the Land of Israel belongs to the People of Israel because the G-d of Israel has so ordained it.  That statement says it all and is sufficient for those of us who have total and absolute faith in the G-d of Israel, whether Christian or Jew.

Through CFOIC Heartland, you have the opportunity to express your support for that message in a way that other Christian Zionist organizations cannot give you.  By supporting the work of CFOIC Heartland you are directly supporting the needs of the people of Judea and Samaria, and you are expressing support for the idea of Jewish settlement in Judea and Samaria.  When you financially support a project in Judea and Samaria, or you join one of our tours, or connect your tour with our Judea and Samaria visits, or bring a speaker from Israel to share their heart, you are physically standing with us in Judea and Samaria.

This is what you can do to help us: 

With your help, we will connect with all those millions of Christians who support Israel and enable them to go one step further and stand with the people who are settling the heartland of Biblical Israel.  May G-d bless you for all you are doing for the people of Israel!


Sondra Oster Baras

Director, Israel Office


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