ERUSALEM, Israel, March 21, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- Pastor John Hagee led hundreds of followers and members of CUFI to Israel to show their political support and bless Israel. As part of the activities, CUFI members and other supporters gathered in central Jerusalem for a march and solidarity rally on the steps of Jerusalem's city hall.
Photo: Pastor John Hagee being greeted by supporters while standing
in front of one of the seven ambulances donated to Magen David Adom by
John Hagee Ministries. These ambulances have treated more than 11,000
people, including a woman and her baby boy, who was born en route to the
hospital last month.
During the gathering before the march, participants were treated to see
one of the seven ambulances that John Hagee Ministries donated to Magen
David Adom, Israel's EMS and first- responder organization and Israel's
national blood bank. Together, these ambulances have treated more than
11,000 people, including people hurt in a terrorist attack launched from
Sinai this past summer, victims of numerous car accidents and heart
attacks, and a woman who delivered her baby son en route to the hospital
"As much as it's heartwarming when Christians come to Israel to show
their unwavering support, it's essential that we make it a point to say
thank you," said Arnold Gerson, CEO of the 72-year-old American Friends
of Magen David Adom (AFMDA) "It was our privilege to bring one of the
Hagee Ministry ambulances for all to see and share the pride we have.
We're grateful for Pastor Hagee's ongoing support to help save lives in
Israel, and for the partnership and generosity of millions of Christians
throughout the US."
In response to the ongoing and overwhelming support for AFMDA from
Christians across the US, last year the organization launched a new
program, Heart to Heart, as a grassroots way for Americans of all
backgrounds to support and bless Israel, helping to save lives through
an innovative virtual blood donation program. Heart to Heart Director
Jonathan Feldstein noted, "We invite all those who love Israel and wish
to fulfill the biblical mandate to bless Israel to join Heart to Heart,
to help increase and protect Israel's blood supply. We hope that
churches, organizations, and other ministries will continue to become
Heart to Heart partners."
For more information on Heart to Heart and AFMDA's lifesaving activities in Israel, please visit www.afmda.org/hearttoheart or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.