Mario Bramnick, President
Latino Coalition for Israel
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MAY AND JUNE 2018 NEWSLETTER
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER, WASHINGTON DC,
On May 3, 2018, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order at the Rose Garden creating The White House Faith and Opportunity Initiative which aims to assist faith-based groups and other organizations in their efforts to strengthen the institutions of civil society, American Families and communities. We are honored to have LCI President Pastor Mario Bramnick, and LCI Board Members, Pastor Ramiro Peña, Lourdes Aguirre and Pascual Urrabazo serve as part of The White House Faith and Opportunity Initiative.
U.S. EMBASSY OPENS IN JERUSALEM
Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech at the Embassy Opening
The U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem officially opened on May 14, 2018, with a dedication and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Pastor Mario Bramnick, President of LCI and LCI Board members were honored to be a part of this historic day and joined thousands in the celebration of the move of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem.
White House Faith Initiative Leaders meeting with
Ambassador David Friedman
On May 15, 2018, The Latino Coalition for Israel hosted a private lunch meeting with Ambassador David Friedman and leaders of the White House Faith Initiative followed by an LCI Jerusalem Embassy Event at the beautiful rooftop of the Aish HaTorah Jewish learning center, overlooking the Temple Mount. Our event saluted President Donald Trump’s success in moving the U.S embassy to Israel’s capital city. The leaders present included: Pastor Paula White, Pastor Mario Bramnick, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Jim Garlow and LCI board members Ramiro Peña, Lourdes Aguirre, Pastor Pascual Urrabazo, Pastor Becky Keenan and Connie Wilson.
Pastor Mario Bramnick hosted the LCI
Jerusalem Embassy Event
At the event Pastor Mario Bramnick, stated that: “As faith leaders, we stand together to celebrate the move of the United States Embassy from Tel-Aviv to its rightful place in Jerusalem, a city that has represented the impf evangelicals, we want to express our deepest gratitude to President Donald Trump and Ambassador David Friedman for their unwavering commitment and steadfast resolve to fulfill President Trump’s campaign promise to move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, all in the face of countless dissenting voices,” Bramnick says.
Ambassador David Friedman addressing
LCI Jerusalem Embassy Event
Ambassador Friedman addressed the meeting, thanked the faith leaders for their support and celebrated the move of the embassy, but cautioned, “Today is not a day to rest on laurels. We have a lot of work to do, and we are just getting started.”
Friedman recalled that Jerusalem has always been the capital of the Jewish people. “That is a fact. The facts haven’t changed in 3,000 years. The way we approach the facts, with optimism and courage, is how the Trump administration approaches the region,” he stated.
Michele Bachmann stated “I think it is [just] the beginning because now after 70 years, Israel really is in a golden era. Israel is coming from a global position of strength, and I think that is where Israel is going to go—from strength to strength. Israel’s purpose biblically is to be a blessing for all nations. Nations can be enriched because of things Israel is doing. Things that emanate here, nowhere else, now will benefit the rest of the world.”
Pastor Paula White stated “God is redrawing the map through our president, and it is an honor to be a part of that,” calling Trump a “modern-day Cyrus,” referring to the Persian king who allowed the Jewish people to return from exile and commence building of the Second Temple, just meters away.
Lourdes Aguirre, LCI member, said that President Trump’s message in moving the U.S. embassy is consistent with his message of peace: “We are protected because the President of the United States stands for peace for all religions, for all faiths.”
Press conference with the White House Faith Initiative Leaders
The speakers for this event included Ambassador Friedman, Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon, Marco Moreno, Former Colonel of IDF’s Northern Command, Dalton Thomas, FAI Project, Pastor Paula White and Pastor Steven Khoury.
On May 15, 2018, Pastor Mario Bramnick coordinated a meeting with the Prime Minister and The White House Faith Initiative Leaders, including Paula White, Michelle Bachmann and LCI Board Members Ramiro Peña, Lourdes Aguirre and Pascual Urrabazo. Pastor Mario Bramnick and the team discussed LCI Hispanic outreach and Latin American vision for LCI. The Prime Minister expressed great appreciation for our support of Israel and our LCI Latin America Task Force.
Later that evening, we hosted Night of Prophetic Intercession at Succat Hallel. It was a powerful night of prophetic intercession for POTUS and Latin American Countries in their support of Israel.
On May 16, 2018, Pastor Mario Bramnick and the team attended the Guatemalan Embassy Ribbon Cutting Event and Reception with President Jimmy Morales and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at King David Hotel, Jerusalem.
Latin American Jerusalem Task Force meeting with
President of Honduras Juan Carlos Hernandez
As part of the Latin American Task Force Mission on June 19th, Mario Bramnick and White House Faith Initiative Leaders: Ramiro Peña, Dr. Jim Garlow and Rosemary Garlow met with the President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernandez and First Lady Ana Hernandez in Washington D.C. to discuss Guatemala’s move of their Embassy to Jerusalem.
Pastor Ramiro Peña, Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann,
Pastor Mario Bramnick and Jim Garlow
Pastor Mario Bramick and White House Faith Leaders in
Washington D.C. initiative with
President of Honduras Juan Orlando Hernandez
Mario Bramnick spoke about the importance of the relationship of Honduras and the United States. President Hernandez was in Washington D.C. to try to resolve the TPS situation. He highlighted the importance of the support of the church and how it could help Hondurans protected by TPS.
The Latino Coalition for Israel’s vision is to engage and activate Hispanics in the Pro-Israel movement to counter the global rise of antisemitism and the Campaign to Delegitimize the Nation of Israel and to engage heads of state of Latin American countries to move their Embassies to Jerusalem. Our vision is to establish the largest Pro-