JEWISH VOICE BLOG

Messianic Jews Celebrate Rosh Hashanah

September 18, 2017

It’s almost New Years – on the Jewish calendar, that is. The Hebrew name for the Jewish New Year is Rosh Hashanah (rosh Hah-SHAH-nah). At sunset on September 20, Jewish people, including Messianic Jews, the world over will welcome a new year. Rosh Hashanah means “head of the year” in Hebrew and occurs on the first day of the Jewish month of Tishri, which falls in September or October on the Gregorian calendar. It is observed and associated with the biblical Feast of Trumpets, or Yom Teruah...

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Catching Babies and Reaching Milestones

September 18, 2017

Jewish Voice Ministries passed another exciting mile marker this week at our Mberengwa, Zimbabwe, Medical Clinic. We greeted our 400,000th patient since beginning our Medical Outreaches back in 1999 in Gondar, Ethiopia. We are grateful for your partnership in helping us transform lives, one by one, through providing much-needed medical care. Through this compassionate humanitarian aid done in Yeshua’s (Jesus’) name, 400,000 people have encountered the love and faithfulness of the God of Abra...

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May We Continue to Rejoice!

September 15, 2017

As of approximately 4:00pm on Wednesday, in the middle of our Mberengwa 2017 Medical Outreach, we greeted our 400,000th PATIENT to come through the gates of our medical outreaches since we began in Ethiopia in 1999. May we continue to rejoice as, one by one, lives are transformed by receiving much-needed medical care in Yeshua’s Name and encountering the love and faithfulness of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Pray for continued strength for our team as we finish this last day of the...

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Israel Takes Decisive Action

September 15, 2017

The Jerusalem Post is reporting that Hezbollah was likely planning to take over the Syrian chemical weapons plant that was bombed by Israeli warplanes last Thursday. A former Israeli national security adviser told the Post that the chemical weapons plant was likely targeted because of fears that Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah had asked the Syrians to hand over the facility to his Lebanese terrorist group. Nasrallah had visited the Syrian capital Damascus just before the Israeli air stri...

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We pray for those not yet saved!

September 13, 2017

LORD, the harvest is passing, and we pray for those not yet saved! (inspired by Jeremiah 8:20) As this email is sent out, we are over halfway through our Mberengwa, Zimbabwe, Medical Outreach. This strikes a sobering chord in that it is the last Jewish Voice Ministries Outreach of 5777/2017. Like Jeremiah, we are prompted to cry out for the hurting people in the places we go. We know that through medical care and the presentation of the Good News, there is healing for many who come. And...

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Special Reunion in Mberengwa

September 13, 2017

Tuesday started and ended with a beautiful sun rising and setting on our team that is conducting a week-long Medical Outreach in Mberengwa, Zimbabwe. In between, some veteran Outreach Partners met up with a special little girl, Sarah. In 2015, Sarah’s mother was in labor with her and made it to the Clinic’s back gate where Michael, a part of our Line Management Team, brought her inside to the obstetrics department. Later that day, she delivered a beautiful baby girl. The mother was so grat...

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Friend, the people of Ethiopia and Zimbabwe need your help!

September 13, 2017

In 2018, Jewish Voice Ministries will continue its week-long Medical Outreaches that provide medical aid and spiritual care to Jewish communities in Africa. For thousands of people, our Outreaches are the only time during the year they will see a medical professional. Whether you possess medical experience or simply have a willing heart, you can make a profound difference in their lives. Right now, we urgently need medical and non-medical Outreach Partners for the March 2018 Outreach to...

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Dirty Water and the Gospel in Mberengwa

September 12, 2017

Marie held up a cup of brown water. She knows that dirty water contains bacteria that can cause illness, even death. Marie is in Mberengwa, Zimbabwe, this week on our Medical Outreach serving the Lemba Jewish people and their neighbors. As she stood in front of an audience whose primary water sources are contaminated, Marie and the Water Education Team explained the importance of clean water and basic hygiene in fighting disease. Along with the teaching, Jewish Voice distributes free perso...

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Serving the Kechene Community with Joy

September 08, 2017

We are in the midst of a Medical Outreach to Kechene, an area of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This is our first “Specialty Clinic” in which we have no general medical care, but are focusing on eye care (including cataract surgery), dental care, gynecology, dermatology, physical therapy, nursing/urgent care and minor surgery. We have treated more than 3,500 patients at the mid-way point. Our team of 50 international volunteers includes two surgeons who are performing operations simultaneously. We ar...

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More UN anti-Israel bias

September 08, 2017

The Times of Israel is reporting that the U.S. is threatening to cut its funding of the United Nations Human Rights Council if it releases a “blacklist” of companies operating in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights. The report said that U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, who has strongly criticized the council in the past over its “anti-Israel bias,” said the U.S. may pull out of the council entirely if it publishes the list. The list includes many well-know...

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