Pastor Leah Miles
What is the main focus of your activities today?
Christian Women For Israel is a program of The Esther 414 Foundation. We are a growing army of modern-day Esthers, who are committed to using our voices and influence for Israel and the Jewish people. We are dedicated to prayer, education, and advocacy for Israel and the Jewish people. We also serve and support a variety of humanitarian efforts that align with our vision and mission.
The Esther 414 Foundation exists to empower women and others in support of Israel, the United States, ministries, projects, and programs providing faith-based social services throughout the world.
How long have you been doing that?
The Esther 414 Foundation was formed in April 2018 from the proceeds of The Esther Agency. Christian Women For Israel was the Foundation’s first program and was launched in May of 2018 in conjunction with Israel’s Independence Day. In just two years, Christian Women For Israel has a constituent base of nearly 60,000 Christian women who identify themselves as modern-day Esthers. We are in every state in America and are represented in 50 countries.
What are some of the successful related programs or projects that you have done this year and in past years?
I have been an advocate for Christian/Jewish relations since I was 12 years old when I first learned about the Holocaust. I have served in numerous capacities to help create awareness of the importance of supporting Israel, the Jewish people, and to strengthen the bond between Christians & Jews. I served on the Florida Task Force to mandate Holocaust education in Florida public schools, been an active volunteer serving meals to home-bound seniors (many are Holocaust Survivors), and raised funds for the NOW program directed by MorseLife Foundation, as well as other Jewish and Christian causes who support Israel and Jewish-Christian relations. Co-founder and Senior Pastor, The Esther 414 Foundation and Christian Women For Israel.
Christian Women For Israel programs include:
How To Live Like Esther, Being a Women of Influence
Doubly Blessed Tuesday Prayer & Biblical Teaching
Lunch With Jesus
Christian Women For Israel Ambassador
Monday Mitzvah Makers
Lecture & Educational Series
Explore The Holy Land
How did you get to where you are today?
Through the grace of G-d… and being faithful and obedient in my Calling. All Glory goes to our Heavenly Father!
What is your “testimony”?
What do you think God is doing with regard to Jewish-Christian relations?
G-d is ever-present and is at work in all things. We see this demonstrated from cover to cover in the Bible. For example, in the book of Esther, it’s evident that G-d was present. He saw beforehand and orchestrated circumstances and events for His purpose and glory. It was through Esther and Mordecai’s obedience, that the Jewish people were saved. It’s one example of the covenant that G-d made to His people. G-d loves His children and protects them.
The United States of America was created as “One Nation Under God”, and moved its embassy to Jerusalem in 2018 to globally recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, recognizing Israel as America’s closest ally. This speaks volumes to the undivided capital of Israel since the reign of David. 2 Chronicles 6:5-6, wherein King Solomon quotes G-d as saying, “SInce the day that I brought my people out of the land of Egypt, I chose no city in all the tribes of Israel in which to build a house, that my name might be there, and I chose no man as a prince over my people in Israel; but I have chosen Jerusalem that my name may be there and I have chosen David to be over my people Israel.”
As the world continues to grow in anger, hatred, and self-destruction, we are witnessing Christians and Jews coming together in unity. We can’t undo the past, but we can learn from it. We know we are stronger together and need each other. We stand together against hate crimes. We unite in love, and respect for G-d’s Holy Land, Israel, the eternal City of G-d… to protect Her and God’s chosen people.