Testimonials

God has promised to bless the man or nation that blesses the Chosen People. History has proven beyond reasonable doubt that the nations that have blessed the Jewish people have had the blessing of God; the nations that have cursed the Jewish people have experienced the curse of God.

CUFI members across the country have experienced blessings in their own lives by blessing Israel. CUFI wants to provide you with the opportunity to share your testimony about how you have been blessed by blessing Israel. We believe your testimony will inspire and empower other CUFI members to bless Israel.

“D.C. summit was a wonderful and informative time. I felt like it was good for me and my family. Not only were we able to receive but it was amazing to be able to give through meeting with members of the house and senate on behalf of Israel. My children also went to the kids camp and they absolutely loved it!! Thank you and CUFI for this incredible opportunity.  We love you all very much!”

— Aaron Taylor CUFI Oregon State Director


“The 2019 Christians United for Israel D.C. Summit was an incredible experience. I was able to connect with students from over 330 different colleges and universities, and we had the opportunity to hear from first-class speakers who empowered us to continue to speak up on behalf of Israel and the Jewish people. Through CUFI on Campus, we are prepared to stand firm in the face of anti-Semitism and speak confidently against attacks to delegitimize Israel existence. All across the nation, we are changing the conversation about Israel. With the help of CUFI, we are able to present material and the most up to date news to students. In the midst of opposition, we are able to stand confidently knowing we are not alone in this fight. We have a family of over 7 million members championing us to stand up for what is right. As we stand in this fight together, I would like to say thank you to each member. It is because of you, I am a proud member of CUFI on Campus.

In summer of 2018, I was approached by a CUFI Regional Coordinator who heard I was an intern with Senator Ted Cruz’s office, who is an avid Israel supporter. He encouraged me to apply for the CUFI on Campus DC Scholarship to learn more about Israel. I decided to apply and attended the 2018 CUFI DC Summit. This decision has single handedly changed my life. The CUFI on Campus team empowered me and provided me with the tools, skills, and resources needed to share everything I had learned on my college campus. We were able to re-establish CUFI on Campus at my university, Southwestern Assemblies of God University. When we started, there was only 3 members and today our organization has over 80 members. This is my story, but this is also the story of hundreds of CUFI on Campus students.”

— Sierra Sabido, CUFI on Campus student

“I am not sure who coined or term the phrase that “with freedom comes great responsibility” or that being an “informed citizen is a requirement for a constitutional republic to survive”, but if these statements are true, then an attendance to the DC Summit is vital.  It is at the DC Summit where information is provided that is being heard by our elected officials, and where “we the people” are able discuss this information with our elected officials.”

— Pastor Chad Hesler, Montana State Director and Congressional Liaison 


“As respectful as I can be, I don’t care how many titles or accolades you may have, if you don’t stand with Israel, you are NOT A CHRISTIAN. I was under the impression that praying for the peace of Jerusalem was enough. I thought that somehow God would make it happen. Little did I know I could literally be part of the “somehow” through CUFI. After attending the CUFI Summit for the first time, I felt like a small cup underneath a water fall!  Not only has my love for Israel grown, but so has my knowledge and awareness of just how real and ugly the face of antisemitism is. I am convinced that every Christian needs to attend the CUFI Summit and become a CUFI member. There is not one minute wasted at the summit. You will leave changed, informed, and equipped to stand with Israel in both faith and deed. The time to act is now. Become a member. Attend the summit. You won’t regret it. See you in 2020!”

— Rev. Jeff Talavera, Focused Youth Programs Director, Glory of Christ Church


 

Congressional Liaison Post Summit Quotes

“The CUFI Washington Summit is where one can experience a living kaleidoscope of all the various and increasing facets of CUFI which makes for its powerful effectiveness in so many different ways and levels.”

“I can think of no other organization that so strongly and continually unites all generations with their respective gifts, talents, and abilities in standing for such a vitally needed and most noble cause.  This is, most certainly, is both visibly and tangibly experienced at the CUFI Washington Summits.”

— Pastor Barney and Sandi Carbajal from NM


Committing myself to CUFI movement is best decision I made for the Kingdom of God.  I feel a true connection to the State of Israel spiritually, and understand that my Christian roots are connected to the Jewish people.  I realize that I must stand with them, because what affects that nation will affect the U.S. and the world.  Fulfilling the assignment with CUFI keeps my mind focused globally not just what goes on in my community.  I appreciate the global stretch that CUFI has done for me.

— Denise Myers from IL


To me, as an observant Jew, it was wonderful to see so many Christians raising their hands and their voices in support of the re-establishment of Jewish sovereignty in its Homeland and denouncing strongly both anti-Semitism and anti-Zionist as racist or evil.

As for those Jews who fear replacement theology within the evangelical community, Pastor Hagee has made it clear on many occasions that such beliefs do not exist within his community.

— Rafi Marom from NY


CUFI Summit 2019 for me was a life changing experience; it was indeed extremely motivating and inspirational.  I was impressed by the level of professionalism in which the Summit was organized and administrated, the very highest in quality of speakers, providing insights on the great victories that has been achieved and a clear perspective of the challenges set before us, the level of up to date and relevant information concerning Israel and her security concerns was eye opening. As well as solid biblical answers to the question “Why Israel Matters.”

I left this summit fully inspired and with a renewed resolve and commitment to invest time, energy and resources in standing with Israel and the Jewish people, as the Congressional Liaison for District 2 of the great state of Idaho.

I plan on establishing a system in reaching out to the entire district in an effort to develop opportunities to share truth concerning out greatest ally in the middle East and provide biblical clarity of the mandate of Christians supporting Israel. I want take every opportunity to speak truth in the face of anti-Israel lies, false doctrine, and political threats that seek to delegitimize the Jewish State. And encourage everyone to attend CUFI Washington summit 2020.

— Paul Guisande from ID


#1. This was my fourth year at the Summit and it gets more meaningful every year. The lineup of expert speakers who are very knowledgeable about Israel, and the information we receive is invaluable to my standing with Israel and when I actually travel to Israel which is frequent. Twenty-Eight times in all.

#2.  My time on the Hill was very productive especially with my Member of Congress. His staff is always very open for discussion and this year I spent the best part of an hour in the Congressman’s office. The talking points were well prepared and thought out and well prepared Thanks to the CUFI Staff. This helps to make the Talking Points easy to present.

— Daniel Pittner from MI

“As a Christian it is not only our responsibility but it is also our privilege to stand up for the Jewish people and the State of Israel.  There is no better place to do that than at the DC Summit as we come together with thousands of like-minded believers to learn first-hand the truth about Israel.  And then we take that truth into the halls of Congress to let our voices be heard with our legislators.  Attending Summit enables us to put our faith into action!”

“Lobbying on Capitol Hill as a Christian to represent CUFI and the Jewish people is life changing.  Hearing all of the speakers at Summit is amazing but there is nothing like sitting one-on-one with my Congressman to speak on behalf of the more than 23,000 CUFI members in my district.  One person sitting with a legislator can and does make a difference!”

— Shari Dilg from IN


“I believe that God has fit my passion with His purpose in the Congressional Liaison program.  I have always loved politics and now God has formed us into a group that carries tremendous weight on Capitol Hill and the White House, all for His Glory and His people Israel.  Summit gives us an opportunity to learn the issues that face Israel and to re-energize our heart to serve.”

— Dave and Debbie Wicker KY


“The CUFI annual D.C. summit is an amazing experience. The caliber of speakers and content of the meetings empowers me to be equipped to meet with my district representative and senators and ask of their co-sponsorship of legislature important to the protection of Israel and the Jewish people.”

— Pastor LeeAnn Clarke from CA


“We had the privilege to bring 57 Christians and a Rabbi from Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania to Summit this year. Some of their comments were; “I never knew all this, I learned so much, we have to come again next year.”  They left being well informed and energized to go to Capitol Hill and meet with their elected officials to encourage them to co-sponsor and support legislation for Israel. We doubled our numbers that went to Capitol Hill from last year and we envision doubling our numbers again next year!

It was a jam packed Summit filled with amazing speakers and a vast amount of information on how we can be a voice for Israel on Capitol Hill and continue throughout the year through continued contact with our Senators and Representative.”

— Bruce & Beverly Cottle from DE


We were humbled and honored to become Congressional Liaisons.  The 2019 Washington Summit was spectacular. Our group did an awesome job on the Hill!  We lead the way but had each of them participate.  There was not a meeting scheduled with Congresswoman, Val Demings, District 10 of Orlando.  One of our church locations, Harvest International Ministry and Church of Orlando is located in district 10.  Cindy Thomas asked us to take college student, Luis Steerling under our wing. He lives in district 10.  We took him by the Congresswoman’s office and introduced ourselves to the staff.  They were very hospitable and we left the CUFI package with them.  This was great experience for Luis and we kept him with us for the remainder of the day.  He was very appreciative.  This was our 14th year attending.  Being Congressional Liaisons gives us an opportunity to help in this God driven endeavor.

— Pastor Ron and Sandy Cargil from FL


 

2019 DC Summit Testimonials

“CUFI’s 14th annual DC Summit was powerful beyond words! Astounding speakers and enormously effective impact on Capitol Hill combine in the most well organized event you can imagine! Year after year the Summit keeps besting its previous best! In a world awash with misinformation and anti-Semitism… YOUR voice is vital! Join us! Sign up NOW for the 2020 CUFI Summit!”

— Pastor Doug Joseph, West Virginia


“The 2019 CUFI Summit was a highly organized, intellectually challenging, powerfully inspiring and emotionally engaging gathering of like minded Christians passionately committed in our resolve to stand with Israel and the Jewish people. I love the CUFI family, I loved the speakers. I love the CAUSE! I cannot wait for next year!”

— Pastor Jay Bailey, Solid Rock Church, Columbia, GA


“If you want to be connected to something bigger than yourself, something eternal and meaningful, come to the CUFI conference!  Your heart will swell, your tears will flow, and your purpose will increase!  God has His eternal hand upon this gathering!  Come support His people, come support the State of Israel!”

— David Marquard, Providence, RI


The CUFI Washington DC Summit was an invaluable time to hear directly from our political leaders as well the ability to meet and speak directly to our own Senators and Congressmen on behalf of the nation of Israel. I will definitely attend next years summit and encourage any and all who love this nation to attend as well.

– Pastor Mark Biltz


If you have a love for Israel, and desire information on the region, there is no better place than the CUFI Summit to gain knowledge and a game plan on what America is doing for Israel and how you can help.  Literally, there is no one single event offered, with the level and quality of speakers than that of the annual CUFI Summit.

– Dr. James Runyon


I loved the Washington Summit this year, the fruits of CUFIs efforts were in full display. It is gratifying to see rapid results such as the deal with Turkey being immediately canceled. Sharon & I are filled with greater knowledge, awareness and passion for Zionism than ever. I highly recommend friends of Israel to make plans to attend in 2020. – Pastor Craig Mccune

Stunning lineup. Stellar speakers. Where else would you have this caliber of speakers in one conference? – Pastor Jim Garlow

“In the beginning, I remember having to introduce CUFI on Capitol Hill. Now, after fourteen years later, CUFI is a recognized and respected force that is giving increased value and volume to the pro-Israel voices across America. I’m already looking forward to our Washington Summit in 2020!”

— Pastor Scott Thomas, Lakeland, FL


The Washington Summit is like standing on the frontlines with 6000 soldiers fighting for “The Apple Of God’s Eye” Israel.

– Pastor Allen Pangbum

“As a Christian it is not only our responsibility but it is also our privilege to stand up for the Jewish people and the State of Israel.  There is no better place to do that than at the DC Summit as we come together with thousands of like-minded believers to learn first-hand the truth about Israel.  And then we take that truth into the halls of Congress to let our voices be heard with our legislators.  Attending Summit enables us to put our faith into action!”

“Lobbying on Capitol Hill as a Christian to represent CUFI and the Jewish people is life changing.  Hearing all of the speakers at Summit is amazing but there is nothing like sitting one-on-one with my Congressman to speak on behalf of the more than 23,000 CUFI members in my district.  One person sitting with a legislator can and does make a difference!”

– Shari Dilg, IN


“I believe that God has fit my passion with His purpose in the Congressional Liaison program.  I have always loved politics and now God has formed us into a group that carries tremendous weight on Capitol Hill and the White House, all for His Glory and His people Israel.  Summit gives us an opportunity to learn the issues that face Israel and to re-energize our heart to serve.”

— David and Debbie Wicker, KY


“It is an honor and privilege to be a member of Christians United for Israel (CUFI) and to serve as Congressional Liaisons for the 3rd District of Alabama.  Our participation in the 2019 CUFI Summit was a true blessing.  Being surrounded and affirmed by 5,000 like-minded believers was truly inspirational.  The speakers and other activities were incredibly informative and motivational.  All served to renew our commitment to the State of Israel and the Jewish people.  Led by the Holy Spirit, we just hope and pray that our small contribution as CUFI Congressional Liaisons will be a blessing to God’s chosen people and will be pleasing to Him.”

— Jimmy and Jane Ferguson, AL


“The CUFI annual D.C. summit is an amazing experience. The caliber of speakers and content of the meetings empowers me to be equipped to meet with my district representative and senators and ask of their co-sponsorship of legislature important to the protection of Israel and the Jewish people.”

— Pastor LeeAnn Clarke, CA


“We had the privilege to bring 57 Christians and a Rabbi from Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania to Summit this year. Some of their comments were; “I never knew all this, I learned so much, we have to come again next year.”  They left being well informed and energized to go to Capitol Hill and meet with their elected officials to encourage them to co-sponsor and support legislation for Israel. We doubled our numbers that went to Capitol Hill from last year and we envision doubling our numbers again next year!

It was a jam packed Summit filled with amazing speakers and a vast amount of information on how we can be a voice for Israel on Capitol Hill and continue throughout the year through continued contact with our Senators and Representative.”

— Bruce & Beverly Cottle from DE