Two weeks ago marked a pivotal milestone for Christians United for Israel -- we celebrated our 10TH ANNIVERSARY.
Our hearts are filled with gratitude as we look back over how far we've come in 10 short years. Our membership has grown from a few hundred to over 2.8 million. Our events calendar has filled up from one or two a month to over 30 a month. And our influence has grown from "What is CUFI?" to "When will you let me speak at a CUFI event?"
We had the pleasure of celebrating our 10th Anniversary during our
annual CUFI Leadership Summit in San Antonio. This was our largest
leadership meeting to date, attended by over 240 regional, state, and city
directors. We heard from leaders who have been with us from day one along
with new leaders who have recently joined us but are on fire for our cause. Simply
put, the reports we received of success and growth in churches, towns and
cities across America were the ultimate anniversary gift.
But as we have grown, so too have the threats to Israel. So we make this pledge to you -- we have only just begun!
continue to grow CUFI by growing the number of grassroots leaders we
have across the country. This starts with educating and motivating
pastors to actively support the Jewish State. One of the most effective
ways to accomplish this is by bringing pastors to Israel on CUFI
Pastors' Leadership Tours to Israel.
Last month, we brought two
CUFI Pastors' Leadership Tours to Israel and have four more headed to
Israel over the next four weeks. In addition to visiting the traditional
biblical and historical sites, these pastors had briefings from the IDF
and Middle East experts. These tours will impact the pastors'
congregations and communities for decades.
As the 2016 election looms, we are excited to announce that we're rolling out a national voter registration effort aimed
at encouraging each-and-every one of our members to exercise their
right to vote and to urge their friends and family to do the same. This
nonpartisan initiative will give pastors and other church leaders across
the country the tools to host voter registration events at their
We believe that the Jewish people have a right to live in their ancient land of Israel, and that the modern State of Israel is the fulfillment of this historic right.
We maintain that there is no excuse for acts of terrorism against Israel and that Israel has the same right as every other nation to defend her citizens from such violent attacks.
We pledge to stand with our brothers and sisters in Israel and to speak out on their behalf whenever and wherever necessary until the attacks stop and they are finally living in peace and security with their neighbors.