First Fruits by Kim Brunson
“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” (Galatians 6:10, NIV).
The concept of First Fruits was born out of the CFI Jerusalem’s founder’s long held belief in tithing. In the early years of Christian Friends of Israel, formed in December, 1985, CFI tithed on all of its undesignated income to churches and congregations which had already been formed in the Land, some who had been in Israel many years. There were times when established congregations found it hard to function for lack of funding. Others needed musical instruments, electronic equipment, transport vehicles and members had emergency situations which they could not afford to pay. CFI was there for them.
Today many are enjoying the fruit of their labors but still need emergency funding, individual care needs, equipment for services, furniture for apartments, etc. We are happy to do this from our First Fruits fund. There is no difference in our eyes whether someone is a believer from an Arab background, Jewish, Orthodox, Gentiles, a leader or a congregant. The criteria is simply one believes in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, as well as Christians who believe in Jesus (Yeshua). Some live in the Old City of Jerusalem and numerous needs come to our attention from north to south in Israel.
We extend this wonderful opportunity to partner with us to strengthen believers in the Land. CFI “makes it possible” for you to personally be a blessing to the Household of Faith in Israel today.
We cannot do what we do, without you!
Contact First Fruits at: firstname.lastname@example.org