Dr. Jerry Jones was part of the 2018 CUFI Diversity Israel Tour. In addition to being Senior Pastor of Servants For Christ Baptist Church, Dr. Jones is also the host of The Gospel Truth on local WBGR’s gospel radio station. (The station also live streams on Facebook). We shared a pro-Israel message based on Joel 2:23 – 3:2. We discussed that what the Jewish people call the Yom Adonai (Day of the Lord) is also the day that Christians believe that Jesus will return; and when He does, God will judge the nations based on how they treated Israel and the Jewish people. We explained that CUFI spreads the message of Israel solidarity, and serves as a prophetic voice to encourage people to stand with Israel in the midst of growing anti-Semitism and Israel-hatred. Dr. Jones led the congregation in a Q & A session directly after service where there learned even more about the work of CUFI across the country.
One of the local leaders of Daughters for Zion was in attendance, and she helped a new CUFI member get connected with the DFZ chapter. Also, there was a married couple who attended their first CUFI event on June 8 (that event was hosted by Pastor Trish Chittams, another 2018 Diversity Israel Tour participant). After the June CUFI event, the couple decided to attend the CUFI Summit in July, and were very excited to report to that they had a wonderful time. We will soon contact the Washington DC/Maryland area CUFI pastors about an area Pastors & Ministry Leaders Dinner to strengthen and grow CUFI’s presence there.