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Written by Tom McGovern   
Tuesday, 01 October 2013 13:44
Quad Cities event has raised over $400,000 for humanitarian needs during nine-year history

BETTENDORF, IA – Organizers of the Quad Cities Night to Honor Israel today announced plans for their 10th annual celebration. Set for Thursday, Oct. 17th at 7:00 PM (with a pre-show musical performance at 6:30 PM), Calvary Church of the Quad Cities (4700 53rd St., Moline, IL) hosts the evening of singing, dancing and praise to honor the importance of Israel. There is no charge, but a free will offering will be made.

This year’s keynote speaker is Diana Hagee. She is the wife of Pastor John Hagee, founder and senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio Texas. The author of a best-selling book, “The King's Daughter,” Mrs. Hagee is the founder of the King’s Daughter, Becoming a Woman of God National Conferences. She was presented the prestigious Lion of Judah award by the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston for the long-standing work she and Pastor Hagee do within Israel and currently works with Christians United for Israel, which was founded by her husband in 2006.

A free will offering this year will be used to bomb-proof the pre-school at Kibbutz Nahal Oz (http://eng.negev-net.org.il/htmls/article.aspx?C2004=12747) against missile attacks from Gaza only 700 yards away. In addition, funding will be directed toward medical equipment and supplies for Magen David Adom in Israel (www.mdais.com) ambulances in Sderot located one mile from Gaza.

During the previous nine years of the Quad Cities Night to Honor Israel, the event has generated $421,000 for Jewish immigration, underground hospital emergency rooms and computer labs for immigrant children to learn Hebrew and basic life skills in addition to other humanitarian causes.

Other speakers will include Roey Gilad, Consul General of Israel to the Midwest, and two Augustana College students who will share their experiences from the Christians United for Israel meeting this past summer in Washington, D.C. The special pre-show at 6:30 PM will feature the Java Jews and their “highly-caffeinated” klezmer music from Des Moines, IA.

“In this 10th year of our remarkable journey we are pleased to bring together Jews, Christians, Pastors, and Rabbis for one common purpose which is to speak up and stand up for Israel,” said Tom McGovern, Chairman of the event and Iowa State Director of Christians United for Israel. “We hope the Quad Cities region will join us again for an unforgettable night of praising, singing, dancing, celebrating and giving.”

Quad Cities Night to Honor Israel (www.qcnthi.com) is a non-conversionary tribute to the nation of Israel and the Jewish people of the world. Its purpose is to promote respect and understanding between Christians and Jews to emphasize that the beliefs held in common are far greater than the differences that separate.

It is organized by the Quad Cities Association of Evangelicals (www.qcae.org) and by the Iowa State Chapter of the Christians United for Israel (www.cufi.org).


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