JEWISH VOICE BLOG

Addis Ababa: Fruit of JVMI Medical Missions

April 24, 2014

The small room cannot contain the music. Nor can hearts contain their worship. It fills every nook of the congregation’s meeting room, surging out into the neighborhood through the open door and small window. Hands. They are raised in praise, folded in prayer, rhythmically clapping, or covering the faces of souls so deeply moved by God they can do nothing else. Bodies. Swaying, moving to the music. Not like we sway, an inch to the right and then to the left. No, this is exuberant swaying, with f...

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Country Boy - A Medical Missions Journal

April 22, 2014

Sometimes on our medical missions we are able to hold a clothing distribution center within the outreach clinic. Such was the case in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 2013 when one clothing center volunteer met the sobering face of poverty in a young country boy. A Volunteer's Story "1:30 a.m. in Addis Ababa and I can’t get him out of my mind. I see his face: somber, tired, expressionless. So heavy, his burden. It has drained away any happiness from his face, any smile from his lips and light from...

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Blood Sacrifices and Nuclear Threats

April 17, 2014

In Israel and around the world, a couple of under-reported news stories with prophetic implications unfolded in recent days. On Monday, April 14th, Jerusalem police arrested five ultra-orthodox Jewish Israelis who were attempting to sacrifice a goat at the Temple Mount to mark the Pesach (Passover) holiday. In the modern era, rabbinical authorities from virtually all streams of Judaism have been in agreement that blood sacrifices such as the one attempted are inappropriate and forbidden. B...

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Fear Not - A Medical Mission Story

April 17, 2014

Diane freely admits the last place she wanted to work was the Nurses Station. A Family Nurse Practitioner, she had spent the first three days of the 2013 Addis Ababa medical mission working in the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department. A bright and faithful woman, she loved serving the desperately poor women of the community. When Thursday came and she was re-assigned to help in the Nurses Station, she quickly overcame disappointment with willing surrender, saying, “Okay,, Lord, wherever You want...

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Have A Joyful Passover!

April 14, 2014

“And the blood shall be a sign for you… and when I see the blood I will pass over you…” Ex 12:42 “…without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness" Hebrews 9:22 “for Messiah, our Passover Lamb, has been sacrificed." 1 Cor 5:7 In Egypt, doorposts of Jewish homes were rubbed with blood from a sacrificial lamb ...and God passed over them, keeping them safe from the last and worst of the ten plagues. Yeshua, “the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” was sacrificed for ...

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Loaves and Fishes and Medical Missions Supplies

April 14, 2014

Have you heard about the miracle of the medical missions supplies? Okay, maybe not. Most of us are familiar with the story in the Gospels where Yeshua (Jesus) was moved by compassion and reached out to heal and minister to the many thousands of men, women, and children who followed Him. When they got hungry, His disciples suggested Yeshua send the people away so they could go to the villages and get food. Instead, Yeshua told His disciples, “You give them something to eat.” (See Luke 9 12-17.) ...

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Time is Growing Short

April 14, 2014

The US is about to return stolen property to the bully that took it. Will you help us spread the word to stop it? Time is growing short to reach our petition goal for the Rescue Jewish Property project and stop stolen Jewish property from being returned to those who took it. We need your help! If you recall, the collection of documents, books, and possessions known as the Iraqi Jewish Archive encompasses a 2,500 year history of the once-thriving Jewish population of Iraq. During the heig...

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Your Triple Blessing Opportunity

April 11, 2014

I write you today with a powerful sense of expectancy because I get to point you to three truths that combine to form an amazing opportunity for you and me. The number three holds powerful significance in the Bible and in God’s order of things. The Eternal God is revealed in three persons. Three pilgrimage feasts. Three divisions of the Tabernacle. Three parts to every person (spirit, soul, body). And it symbolically suggests the idea of completeness (beginning, middle, end); and fullness ...

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A Different Kind of Attack on Israel

April 11, 2014

The nation of Israel was attacked this last Monday (April 7). The attack was massive, coordinated and announced in advance. No soldiers, bombs, missiles or tanks were involved, however. The attack occurred quietly through the Internet. Its’ aim was to cripple Israel economically—at least for a day. For several preceding weeks, the global underground “hacktivist” network that calls itself “Anonymous” had warned of a coming cyber attack upon Israel’s government and businesses. The group bran...

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Prayer for the Salvation of Jewish People

April 11, 2014

Next week Jewish People will celebrate Passover by gathering, eating, praying and remembering! It is a time of gratitude commemorating God’s deliverance of the Jewish People from slavery in Egypt. However, millions around the world are currently enslaved, not to Pharaoh, but to the bondage of sin and life without a personal relationship with God. Just as the spotless lamb was offered as a sacrifice in Pharaoh’s day for all who would in faith “apply the blood,” so too has the blood of the Lamb of...

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