“See I will beckon to the nations, I will lift up my banner to the peoples; they will bring your sons in their arms and carry your daughters on their shoulders.” (Isaiah 49:22)
For Christians Care International (CCI), God’s calling has always been defined by a promise which He gave to the Jewish people in the book of Isaiah that He would call upon the Gentile nations to raise them up and bring them back to their homeland of Israel. CCI helps vulnerable Jews “rise up” through immigration to Israel – making ‘aliyah’ – as well as by providing a full continuum of care to help them “rise up” as individuals.
As a holistic ministry, CCI is dedicated to treating the whole person through advanced therapeutic services, education and loving, supportive care. CCI answers God’s call to raise up the Jewish people by helping Jews of the former Soviet Union to find a new life in Israel, by rescuing and rehabilitating Jewish orphans and underprivileged children, and by providing life-saving emergency medical care and humanitarian aid to those who desperately need relief.
Christians Care International (CCI) brings together Christians from around the world to answer God’s call to support Israel and the Jewish people. We transform the lives of impoverished and vulnerable Jews of the former Soviet Union, restoring their hope for the future and bringing them closer to God.
Don doesn’t believe in coincidences; he believes it was God that brought him to serve as Executive Director of CCI. As the grandson of Russian Jewish immigrants who fled for their lives from Ukraine in 1917, Don has always maintained a strong connection with his family’s heritage. After repeated visits to Russia and Ukraine, Don saw first-hand the countless children, orphans and adults left suffering from neglect and abuse.
Don decided to act – adopting his three daughters from Russia, and founding a charity in Moscow to help other orphans. Don was first introduced to CCI (then known as 49:22TRUST) as a film maker, when he was asked to produce a number of documentary films for the organization to bring attention to the humanitarian crisis facing vulnerable Jews of the former Soviet Union. It was his experience making these films that eventually led to his answering the call to lead the organization as its Executive Director. Through his work with CCI, Don has developed a global network of Christians united in their belief that we must all join together to fulfill God’s call to lift up the Jewish people.
Director of Ministry Development
Adam’s passion for helping the Jewish people comes from his understanding that Christians and Jews are equally part of God’s family. As Director of Ministry Development, Adam is responsible for communicating the organization’s message among all of its supporters and managing the UK office.
Adam joined CCI in 2008, drawn to the organization by the opportunity to transform lives in a way that genuinely reflects God’s unconditional love. Having grown up in a Christian family, Adam believes that Christians must recognize and affirm the validity of Jewish faith-practice without diluting Christian commitment to the good news about Jesus Christ. Working together, Christians and Jews can make the world a better place for all of humanity.
Adam earned a four-year theology degree at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland as well as a Master’s degree in Jewish-Christian relations from the Woolf Institute at Cambridge University.