ICEJ Offices Standing with Israel Around the WorldPublished on: 21.6.2022
By ICEJ Staff Writers
Did you know that the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem has established offices and representatives in over ninety countries worldwide? This international network of Christians standing with Israel continues to expand each year, as leaders in our global movement align believers with our biblical mandate to “Comfort, comfort My people!” says your God” – taken from Isaiah 40:1.
Our international offices are actively involved with organizing solidarity rallies for Israel, hosting conferences, opening doors for Israeli diplomats, joining the fight against antisemitism, raising funds for ICEJ Aid and Aliyah projects, and so much more. Here are some recent highlights from the nations.
New ICEJ offices open in Central African Republic, Cameroon
This past weekend, Dr. Mojmir Kallus, the ICEJ’s Vice President for International Affairs, began an extended visit to Africa, beginning with an interdenominational conference on Israel in Bangui, Central African Republic. The three-day gathering was attended by senior church leaders, the Mayor of Bangui, and hundreds of enthusiastic believers. It concluded with the installation of Firmin Ngatoua as national director of our new office for ICEJ-Central African Republic. Mojmir will now continue on to Cameroon for another Israel conference and the opening of our new representation there headed by Apostle Julius Ekie. The ministry trip will finish in Gabon, where our national director and central African regional coordinator, Judicael Monguengui, will host his second annual Israel conference for church leaders from throughout the region and continent.
New ICEJ representative appointed for Azerbaijan
Barry Denison, ICEJ Vice President for Operations, visited Azerbaijan last weekend to set in place Aykhan Mahmudov as our new representative in this Muslim-majority country. Aykhan has experience in business and pastoring, and God sovereignly placed a supernatural love for Israel and the Jewish people in his heart.
ICEJ-Finland hosts Israel photo exhibit to aid children
To raise funds in support of ICEJ AID projects for needy children in Israel, our Finnish team led by Jani Salokangas opened a special exhibition last week displaying a selection of beautiful photographs ICEJ-Finland hosts Israel photo exhibit to aid children
taken in the Land of Israel by ICEJ staff members.
The exhibition will run for three weeks and is already generating a buzz after the opening night in Helsinki drew a packed house.
Slovakia Rallies for Israel
In May, ICEJ-Slovakia national director Peter Švec and his team hosted a series of “Milk & Honey” rallies in Bratislava to celebrate Israel’s Independence Day and Jerusalem Day. The celebrations featured biblical teachings and current affairs lectures, open-air music and dance performances, street markets, children’s programs and more. ICEJ Vice President Mojmir Kallus also took part, spoke in local churches, and had good discussions with the Slovak Prime Minister Eduard Heger, a devout Christian and supporter of Israel.
Liberian Christians celebrates Yom Hatzmaut
In May, ICEJ-Liberia national director Aaron Wright and his team hosted a banquet and a special women’s conference to mark Israel’s Independence Day.
Norway conference features dynamic Israeli speakers
Recently, ICEJ-Norway national director Dag Øyvind Juliussen and his team held a large pro-Israel conference featuring the dynamic Israeli guest speakers Hananya Naftali and Yosef Hadad.
ICEJ-UK hosts first of six conferences nationwide
In April, the ICEJ-UK branch hosted the first of six teaching conferences it has planned around the nation for 2022. David Parsons from the Jerusalem leadership team was the featured speaker at the opening Billinge conference. Over the coming months, other guest speakers will address conferences in Southampton, Lincoln, West Midlands, London and Glasgow. The UK team also has launched a regular “Jerusalem Dispatch” podcast and TV program on Revelation TV with cohosts Simon Barrett and branch director Rev. David Elms.
Czechs and Germans hold Israel solidarity rally in Prague
In April, several hundred Czech and German citizens filled the streets of Prague in a solidarity march for Israel. Among them were 100 high school pupils from Germany and the Czech Republic who also went the next day to tour the infamous Terezin concentration camp. The main program was held in the garden of the Czech Parliament in Prague and featured the Israeli Ambassador to the Czech Republic, Anna Azari, and top political figures. The solidarity event’s highlight was undoubtedly the presence of Eva Erben, a 92-year-old Holocaust survivor originally from Czechoslovakia and now residing in Ashkelon. Fluent in Czech and German, the lively lady won respect for her charming way of recounting her own horrible story from the Shoah. She made it very clear for everyone why the State of Israel must exist – to protect every Jew who might face persecution. The annual Israel rally has been organized by the ICEJ’s Czech and German offices for 19 years running and has become a fixed tradition of pro-Israel advocacy in central Europe.
ICEJ-Fiji welcomes new Israeli Ambassador
ICEJ-Fiji recently hosted a welcome banquet for Roi Rosenblit, Israel’s new Ambassador to Fiji and the Pacific Island nations. The reception and dinner took place just after Amb Rosenblit presented his credentials to Fijian President Ratu William Katonivere and paid courtesy calls on the Prime Minister and other senior government figures. The ICEJ’s gala welcome was attended by numerous government, community, business and church leaders, including a previous prime minister plus several current and former cabinet ministers and parliament members. Also attending were medical doctors who received training at Hebrew University Med School through Israel’s Foreign Ministry, military officers who served with UN forces on the Golan, and several Fiji rugby players with Tel Aviv’s pro rugby club. Fine Ditoka, executive secretary at the ICEJ Headquarters in Jerusalem, traveled home for the occasion to coordinate the welcome event and the Ambassador’s official visit to Fiji. ICEJ-Fiji national director Mikaele Mudreilagi warmly welcomed the Ambassador and assured him of the overwhelming Christian support for Israel in Fiji. Amb Rosenblit responded by expressing his keen interest to engage with the Pacific Island nations, especially Fiji due to its strategic role in the region.
Would you like to connect with an ICEJ office in your country? Visit our website at www.icej.org to find the location of your nearest office.
Photo Credit: Gardner Webb University, ICEJ Staff and Branches