MOLINE, Sick. (KWQC) – The twentieth annual Night time to Honor Israel occasion was held at River Metropolis Church in Moline Sunday night regardless of unlucky circumstances. Members of the Christian group rallied to help not solely Israel, but additionally their Jewish associates.
Lead Pastor of the River Metropolis Church, Scott Reece, says all the pieces has modified due to the struggle, nevertheless it supplies much more which means to the annual occasion.
“You’re not alone on this struggle.” stated Reece, “You’re not alone on this battle. We love you. We’re Christians, you’re Jewish, however we’re one individuals.”
An elevated presence of police and safety underscored the risk posed to the Jewish group and spiritual freedom, nevertheless it didn’t cease members from taking part.
A younger Israeli advocate in attendance, Ethan Geifman, was purported to catch a flight to Israel final Monday, however the flight was cancelled due to the onset of the struggle. He’s grateful Sunday’s occasion was nonetheless on the schedule.
“We’re sturdy, we’re with Israel.” stated Geifman, “We’re able to help it. It simply means the world that [the event is] capable of be placed on however barely adjusted to unlucky state of affairs.” He added, “However, we’re right here. We’re right here.”
Christians from across the Quad Cities joined the occasion tonight to honor Israel, together with Kim Darnell, who’s the pastor of Join Church of the Quad Cities.
“On this time, I feel it simply speaks actually vastly of our Quad Metropolis group,” stated Darnell, “of our help for our Jewish brothers and sisters.”
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