You help Jewish people come to know their Messiah, Jesus
When Jesus walked the earth, He displayed great compassion for those broken in spirit, soul and body. In village after village, He healed the sick and freed captives from both physical and spiritual bondage.
As God led Jewish Voice to minister to the “Lost Tribes of Israel” in Africa, beginning in 1999, we invited you to partner with us. And you have faithfully stood with us through your giving and prayers. You are changing lives in the name of Jesus and reaching some of the most spiritually neglected communities in the world.
Meeting critical physical needs – whether it be medical and dental care, clean water or food – shows our compassion and opens the hearts and minds of the people we help. As our President & CEO Jonathan Bernis likes to say, “People don’t care what you know until they know that you care.”
We serve the Jewish people and meet their needs to earn the right to share our faith because our vision is “to transform lives and see all Israel saved.”
Thank you for partnering with us in this great work. You are caring for God’s Chosen People and you play a crucial role in drawing them back to Him through a relationship with God’s Son, their Messiah, Jesus.
"For I am not ashamed of the Gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.”
Romans 1:16 (NIV)
Called to Ethiopia: how outreach began in Africa
Your partnership is changing lives and sharing the hope of Jesus with Jewish people
During a 1998 trip to Ethiopia, Jewish Voice President & CEO Jonathan Bernis was moved by the dire circumstances and needs of Jewish communities – members of the “Lost Tribes of Israel.”
This led to our first Outreach in 1999. Jonathan says, “The need was so great. It was absolutely chaotic. Still in the midst of the chaos, we were able to help several hundred people with medical care, simple dental care and medicines.”
Within a few years, multiple Outreaches were being held each year to meet physical and spiritual needs, and we had expanded to reach “Lost Tribes of Israel” communities in Zimbabwe.
Today, Jewish Voice is a registered legal entity in Ethiopia with an in-country support staff.
As a result of our many Outreaches, we have helped plant 170 Messianic Jewish congregations that meet every week throughout Ethiopia and Zimbabwe.
Over the past 22 years of Outreaches in Africa, more than 500,000 people have received critical physical help – medical and dental care, clean water and food. But most importantly, they have had the chance to receive prayer and hear about their Messiah, Jesus. And more than 45,000 men, women
and children have said yes to Jesus!