Friday and Saturday, January 17-18, we attended the Annual Conference of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem Ireland and Northern Ireland branch. The International Christian Embassy was founded in 1980 by evangelical Christians in recognition of the Biblical significance of Jerusalem and its unique connection to the Jewish people. The conference was held at a lovely hotel situated about 1 hour 20 minutes outside of Dublin, Ireland.
Their main objectives are: to stand with Israel in support and friendship; to equip and teach the worldwide Church regarding G-d’s purposes with Israel and the nations of the Middle East; and to be an active voice of reconciliation between Jews, Christians and Arabs and to support the churches and congregations in the Holy Land. They also host the huge Feast of Tabernacles celebration in Jerusalem every year. We have seen first-hand how the interactions between believers and the Jewish Israelis improves every year.
Baruch was the keynote speaker for this conference in Ireland. The people were very receptive to the call to study the Word of G-d and know prophecy so as to be prepared as it unfolds.
On Saturday evening, we were included in a private meeting with the Israeli Ambassador to Ireland, Ophir Kariv and his wife, Moriah. They were a very engaging couple and we were able to encourage them and emphasize to them that the people with the ICEJ are their friends and ardent supporters.
The ambassador addressed the conference with remarks of unity and appreciate for the support they receive from the Christian community.
Organisations around the world which love and support Israel and the Jewish people, as well as pray for them daily, are so vital and meaningful.
During the conference, there were times of praise and worship and on Shabbat afternoon there was a time of small group prayer for 45 minutes.
I cannot conclude without saying that the location for the conference was lovely and the people who worked at the hotel were very gracious. We appreciate the leadership of the ICEJ Ireland and Northern Ireland, including director Brian Silvester and Paul Coutler, and their invitation to the event.