At first glance, it may seem odd that Jewish Voice Ministries is in the business of providing clean water to Jewish people in remote areas around the world.

But actually, it makes perfect sense!

Through more than five decades of ministry, Jewish Voice has always worked to show love and compassion to Jewish people – in whatever ways we can, wherever in the world they may be.

We do that by helping elderly Holocaust survivors, providing medical and dental care to Jewish descendants of the “Lost Tribes of Israel” in Africa, supporting the State of Israel, and helping plant and encourage Messianic congregations.

And, along with these other ministry efforts, we also provide LifeStraws – simple filters that can remove disease-causing contaminants, giving people healthy water to drink.

So WHY would Jewish Voice Ministries be so concerned about giving Jewish people healthy water to drink? Two reasons:

  • During His earthly ministry, Yeshua (Jesus) showed concern for the physical needs of the people He met. As His children and followers, we are called to do likewise. Providing clean water is an important part of that.
  • As Messianic Jewish Believers, we believe absolutely in introducing Jewish people to their Messiah. But this is sometimes difficult in Jewish communities that have suffered persecution. Showing compassion breaks down barriers and helps people open up to the Good News.

As a theologian who has spent my adult life studying God’s Word, I know for certain that God has very special plans for His chosen people, the Jews.

But to teach them about this plan, and to invite them into a personal relationship with Yeshua, we first must be willing to show compassion – including giving “to one of these little ones even a cup of cold water” (Matthew 10:42).

So please pray for the Jewish people. And pray also for us here at Jewish Voice, as we seek to be God’s hands and voice to help serve the Jewish people, to provide them with clean water, and to bring them to faith in the Messiah who loves them.


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