Opening Doors of Opportunity: A Report from Mudanda, Zimbabwe

The atmosphere was charged with a palpable eagerness just before the doors opened at our recent clinic in Mudanda, Zimbabwe.

It was the first day of the nearly week-long Jewish Voice Ministries International Medical Clinic, and thousands of men, women and children were waiting in long lines for their chance to be seen.

The seriousness of the event was underscored by the sight of stretchers and make-shift carts used to bring in many of those seeking help.

For more than 90 minutes, Outreach Partners calmed the people waiting in the lines, organized according to need – medical, dental, vision, prayer. Each was assured that he or she would receive one-on-one personal care from the health providers, Clinic staff members, Outreach Partners and prayer ministers who were waiting to help just inside the tents.

Then the doors opened, and as the result of an amazing feat of organization, nearly 1,000 patients were seen in just those few opening hours of the Clinic!

Sharing God’s Healing Word

But not only physical healing took place in Mudanda at that Clinic. When asked what stood out the most to him, a Jewish Voice Ministries Prayer Partner named Jonathon recalled a specific salvation event.

A woman he met had originally come to the Clinic for treatment of a persistent cold. She seemed also to be spiritually troubled.

So Jonathan asked how he could pray for her.

The woman explained that she needed help with wisdom in her family situation.

Jonathon shared the Word of God with her, reading to her from Proverbs 31.

Now realizing that God’s Word would guide her, this once-lost woman was then immersed, and dedicated her life to her Lord and Savior.

“That was just so wonderful,” remembers Jonathon.

Afterward, Jonathon says, “She walked away with a new perspective that the Word of God is not just for men and not just for any particular person, but it’s for all of us to learn it, understand it and live it.”

The Power of Prayer

A Jewish Voice Ministries staff member named Ellen was there to help in a Trip Chaplain capacity for Outreach Partners. She remembers going into the Prayer Tent where she witnessed a veteran Outreach Partner lead a mother and son – aged 86 and 60, respectively – to receive Yeshua (Jesus).

Ellen observed as the Outreach Partner talked to the Mudandan mother and son about what it meant to be a sinner and how it was possible to surrender to Jesus.

They then prayed together to receive Yeshua as their Lord and Savior, and Ellen remembers, “It was really sweet to see these two people in that moment because that’s what it’s really about for us. As much as we want to provide medical care, dental care and eye care, salvation is the ultimate thing we can offer!” You are never too old to receive Yeshua!

Delivering Clean Water

While in Mudanda, Outreach Partners also visited local rural schools to deliver Family LifeStraw® units that would, in turn, provide safe drinking water for 3-5 years.

Water can refresh, soothe, wash, quench thirst and even heal ... when it’s clean.

But dirty water brings illness.

That’s why it was so important to deliver clean drinking water to the students and teachers at these schools.

Not only did the Outreach Partners teach students and family members how to use the LifeStraw® units, they also provided education on how dirty water can spread disease and the importance of proper hand- and face-washing practices to prevent illnesses.

Our Outreach Partners are a Gift from God

At the end of the Clinic, Ellen reflected that she “was so impressed with our Outreach Partners that go with us ... they’re all about giving. The Outreach Partners we have are really a gift from God!”

There are thousands of people waiting to receive life-saving medicines and spiritual encouragement during the Jewish Voice Ministries Medical Outreaches scheduled for 2019. Many have never before seen a doctor or heard the Good News of the Messiah.

Each Jewish Voice Ministries Clinic is made possible by the prayers and gifts of God’s people. Please consider becoming a part of this important work.

Our first Medical Clinic was 20 years ago in Gondar, Ethiopia. At that inaugural event in 1999, we treated nearly 7,000 patients.

JVMI’s short-term medical clinic outreaches now serve an average of 10,000 patients each, and those numbers are growing.

It requires huge investments of time and money from JVMI and our Partners – both those who give and those who go – to make each Medical Outreach Clinic possible. We have planned six of these Clinics for 2019 in order to help our Jewish brothers and sisters in Africa and their neighbors.

Not everyone is able to commit their time to attend an Outreach, but everyone can help by contributing the funds to reach these people with life-saving medicines, care, clean water and spiritual encouragement.

At each Clinic, we serve thousands who desperately need help, and we care for them one soul at a time.

Your support is needed today to take essential care and the Good News of Yeshua to our Jewish brethren around the world.

We don’t know how long these doors may be open to us, but your generous donation can deliver the healing power of Yeshua now!

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Delivering Clean Water

While in Mudanda, Outreach Partners also visited local rural schools to deliver Family LifeStraw® units that would, in turn, provide safe drinking water for 3-5 years.

Water can refresh, soothe, wash, quench thirst and even heal ... when it’s clean.

But dirty water brings illness.

That’s why it was so important to deliver clean drinking water to the students and teachers at these schools.

Not only did the Outreach Partners teach students and family members how to use the LifeStraw® units, they also provided education on how dirty water can spread disease and the importance of proper hand- and face-washing practices to prevent illnesses.

Our Outreach Partners are a Gift from God

At the end of the Clinic, Ellen reflected that she “was so impressed with our Outreach Partners that go with us ... they’re all about giving. The Outreach Partners we have are really a gift from God!”

There are thousands of people waiting to receive life-saving medicines and spiritual encouragement during the Jewish Voice Ministries Medical Outreaches scheduled for 2019. Many have never before seen a doctor or heard the Good News of the Messiah.

Each Jewish Voice Ministries Clinic is made possible by the prayers and gifts of God’s people. Please consider becoming a part of this important work.

Our first Medical Clinic was 20 years ago in Gondar, Ethiopia. At that inaugural event in 1999, we treated nearly 7,000 patients.

JVMI’s short-term medical clinic outreaches now serve an average of 10,000 patients each, and those numbers are growing.

It requires huge investments of time and money from JVMI and our Partners – both those who give and those who go – to make each Medical Outreach Clinic possible. We have planned six of these Clinics for 2019 in order to help our Jewish brothers and sisters in Africa and their neighbors.

Not everyone is able to commit their time to attend an Outreach, but everyone can help by contributing the funds to reach these people with life-saving medicines, care, clean water and spiritual encouragement.

At each Clinic, we serve thousands who desperately need help, and we care for them one soul at a time.

Your support is needed today to take essential care and the Good News of Yeshua to our Jewish brethren around the world.

We don’t know how long these doors may be open to us, but your generous donation can deliver the healing power of Yeshua now!

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