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Entering 2021 with Thanksgiving and Praise!

December 23, 2020
Entering 2021 with Thanksgiving and Praise!

We’ve come to our last “Prayer Points” for 2020, and we are ending the year with some wonderful praises. After having to cancel or postpone several Outreaches and congregational trips in 2020, we were finally able to visit both Ethiopia and Zimbabwe in the last months of the year. What a blessing it was to minister in person!

Please join us in these celebrations and ongoing prayer requests:

Medical Clinic in Dawro, Ethiopia

  • This small Medical Clinic was like a family reunion as our U.S. Global Outreach staff members joined our Addis Ababa staff and Ethiopian medical professionals to spend some quality time in fellowship
  • We held corporate worship each morning, and it was the first time since 2016 that we were able to pray together on Medical Clinic grounds
  • Local officials and residents greeted our arriving team with a parade and sent us off with one as well, giving us a hearty welcome and a grateful farewell
  • The team served 8,232 patients, including some local prisoners, and some received eternal freedom in Yeshua (Jesus)
  • There is more work to be done in Dawro, but we know the Lord made a lasting impact through this Outreach
  • PLEASE PRAY that the fruit of our time there will remain and grow and for the Lord’s direction regarding possible future ministry in Dawro

Ministry Trip in Zimbabwe

  • A team of two JVMI staff along with several congregational and local leaders visited five different regions in Zimbabwe
  • At each stop, they brought blessing ministry and practical aid
  • We saw the Lord work everywhere we went as we ministered to individuals, small groups, and even larger groups gathered safely outdoors
  • 75 Jewish people came to faith in Jesus as Messiah
  • PLEASE PRAY for these new Believers and also that we would have favor with governmental authorities and direction for next steps

Congregation and Leadership Development Trip

  • We had a significant time of preaching in both Ethiopia and Zimbabwe to a great and grateful response
  • We shared an emotional but redemptive time with those who are walking through a season of loss
  • In Zimbabwe, the pastor of our host church led a powerful time of blessing, praying for and recognizing Lemba Senior Leaders in front of his congregation
  • All the leadership meetings we held with the various congregations and groups in both countries were some of the best we have had in recent years
  • We were encouraged by the ways these congregational leaders have met the numerous challenges of 2020
  • PLEASE PRAY for each group we partner with in both nations as they seek to grow amid ongoing COVID restrictions and the uncertainty of 2021. PRAY ALSO regarding an economic decline in Zimbabwe and civil unrest and war in Ethiopia
  • PRAY ALSO for the strengthening of the Messianic leaders there, some of whom are in new roles

Let’s pray:

Lord, may we each enter 2021 with thanksgiving and praise and renewed dependence and expectation. You have enlarged our faith and stretched our capacity to trust. May You continue to lead and grow us to follow You wherever Your Spirit leads, saying “not my will, but Yours be done.” In Jesus’ name, AMEN!

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