JEWISH VOICE BLOG

A peek inside our prayer closet ...

October 31, 2018

Several weeks ago our staff here at Jewish Voice Ministries International participated in a ministry-wide week of prayer and fasting. We have done this twice annually for the last couple of years. It has been a powerful experience, both concerning what the Lord does in our own hearts as well as in us as a ministry. This time was no exception. Although the work of ministry continues during these special weeks, the work of prayer increases as we have worship and prayer times available every hou...

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A Response to the Massacre at Tree of Life Synagogue

October 29, 2018

This past Saturday, in the middle of a circumcision ceremony in a Shabbat worship Service, an armed gunman entered Etz Chaim Tree of Life Jewish Synagogue, shouting hateful slurs, and proceeded to murder eleven congregants in the deadliest attack in American Jewish history. The gunman, Robert Bowers, told authorities while being taken away in custody: “I just want to kill Jews.” We at Jewish Voice mourn the loss of our Jewish brethren and stand in solidarity with the Jewish community wo...

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Israel uses technology to bless beyond its borders

October 26, 2018

Despite a rise in global anti-Semitism and anti-Israel resolutions originating from the United Nations and international courts, the world last week received a reminder of how God continues to bless Israel and all who bless her. The planet’s most advanced cardiac hospital opened in Jerusalem, offering care to persons of all races, religions, and backgrounds. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you. – ...

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Eyes of Violet: A Mudanda, Zimbabwe, Story

October 25, 2018

“Wear your purple shirt today.” It wasn’t an audible voice Rachel Benson heard that morning in Mudanda, Zimbabwe. She heard it in her spirit. Since Rachel isn’t one to draw attention to herself, most everything she brought on the Jewish Voice Ministries International (JVMI) Medical Outreach was in subdued tones, blacks and khakis – except for the purple t-shirt with two words in sparkling rhinestone script across the front. A mentor friend had encouraged her to bring it along. In her tent ...

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See how YOUR partnership has transformed lives!

October 23, 2018

When you bless God’s people, you’ll be blessed in return! You provided lifesaving treatment for an Ethiopian Jewish boy. Here’s what happened … You can imagine … desperation can drive sick and injured people to do just about anything to get treatment. And desperate certainly describes many of the Jewish people (and their neighbors) we care for at our Medical Clinics. Sadly, many struggle mightily just to survive in the most poverty-stricken lands of Africa. They often have no access...

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A Chorus of Condemnation

October 19, 2018

As we pray for the peace of Israel, we must bear in mind that Iran remains possibly the greatest threat to that peace. While Iran’s goal remains to destroy Israel, its tactics toward that end extend far beyond the Middle East. For example, French authorities in June foiled a plot to bomb an annual Paris rally attended by tens of thousands of people who are opposed to Iran’s current anti-Israel regime. Among those in attendance were Jewish people living in France. The gathering’s sponsor was t...

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Helping Holocaust Survivors in Israel Today

October 18, 2018

The Holocaust officially ended with World War II in 1945. The average age of remaining Holocaust survivors in Israel today is 83. There are nearly 180,000 in Israel, and approximately a third of them live in poverty. Many live alone and have no family. These precious people survived the Holocaust as children living in ghettos, concentration camps, on the run or in hiding. They endured hunger, sickness, cold and, in many cases, abuse or even torture. But impoverished Holocaust survivors in Isr...

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'Like stepping back in time...'

October 16, 2018

Our team reports it was like stepping back in time. Our first Medical Clinic this year in a new village in the Gondar Province of Ethiopia was a shock. Most of the Jewish descendants of ancient tribes in that area, along with other local people, live in small, one-room huts made from sticks plastered with mud and animal dung. The floors are dirt. And many of the people cook over wood fires insidetheir huts – which leads to serious respiratory problems from smoke inhalation. What was mos...

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Make 2019 Your Year to Visit Israel!

October 15, 2018

Celebrate a special holiday or anniversary with this trip of a lifetime! Experience the wonder of the Holy Land! There really is nothing like it. When you visit Israel, it awakens something in you that deepens your faith and feeds your spirit. You’ll stand in ancient places described in the Bible, walk where Yeshua (Jesus) walked, and see unearthed artifacts and architecture. “I was amazed at how many archaeological sites there are. There is so much evidence for the Bible! The Bible ...

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Alamata, Ethiopia – Medical Outreach Report

October 12, 2018

This week we’re conducting two back-to-back Medical Outreaches in Ethiopia – one in Alamata and another in Jijiga. Late last week, the team of Outreach Partners met stateside and enjoyed getting to know one another over dinner at a nearby restaurant. After a good night’s sleep, they were off to Ethiopia. Everyone was excited to see what God had in store for them as they would serve the people of Alamata with much-needed medical care.

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