Samoa invited to Feast in Jerusalem

By Ilia L. Likou 06 August 2017, 12:00AM

A couple from Samoa has been officially invited by the President of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, Dr. Jürgen Bühler, for The Feast of Tabernacles. 

Pastor Cruise and his wife Marissa Westerlund have accepted the invitation and as they are about to embark on their historical journey to Israel, they are also extending the invitation to Samoa.

“I want to bring very warm greetings to the Islands of Samoa and I want to invite you to join us at this year’s Feast of Tabernacles celebration right here in Jerusalem,” reads the invitation from Dr. Jürgen Bühler.

“This year is a very special Feast as we are celebrating 50 years of a united Jerusalem, and I want to call on the entire Island to link up with Cruise and Rissa, our leaders in Samoa, to join them to come to The Feast of Tabernacles this year.” 

“It will be a historical Feast and I look very much forward to welcome you from the Islands of The Pacific.”

Dr. Jürgen is an ordained minister and trained physicist who serves as Executive Director of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem.

After graduating from Ulm University with a degree in physics, Jürgen moved to Israel in 1994.

Following a five-year research project at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, he obtained his doctorate in chemistry.

Jürgen joined the staff of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem in 1999 and served from 2001 to 2011 as National Director for ICEJGermany.

He has been a member of the ICEJ’s Board of Trustees for eight years and served as the ministry’s International Director for five years.

In October 2011, the board of the International Christian Embassy asked Jürgen to serve as Executive Director. 

He is a licensed minister with the German Pentecostal Federation (BFP), and his unique scriptural insights into issues relating to Israel, the Church and the nations have placed him in great demand as a speaker all over the world.

Pastor Cruise Westerlund said they are humbled by the invite.

And he urges everyone to partner and donate to their Israel campaign so they can honour the invite.

“You can do that from overseas through our Facebook page ‘Samoan Pilgrims for Israel, 2017’” he said. “We have established a GoFundMe page where donors from all over the world can donate to, donate button is on our Facebook page.”

“We also have a local donation booth in Lotopa, next to Samoa Commercial Bank building in front.” 

“It’s open from Monday – Friday, 12pm – 6pm any interest donors to assist them with their Israel campaign.”

“We have arranged for a Messianic Jew (A direct descendant of Abraham) to declare a special blessing in Jerusalem’s Prayer House and make mention of all the names of every person that has contributed by various means to this trip.” 

“We will record it through media and will update all of Samoa through our page and we need to give honor to where honor is due. It will indeed be a captivating moment for sure as we believe it to be. God will bless whoever that blesses Israel.”

“All our Samoan pilgrims will be representing our country ‘Samoa’ through ICEJ during The Feast Of Tabernacles in Israel, Jerusalem.”

By Ilia L. Likou 06 August 2017, 12:00AM
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