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Prayer Points: Ground-Breaking Prayer Needed for Breaking New Ground in Southern Ethiopia

February 14, 2024

It’s a new year, and we are excited to be reaching out somewhere new for our first outreach of 2024! We are heading to a new Ethiopia location for us, a beautiful and mountainous region in the south that is known for its hospital. However, the people we’ll serve cannot afford the medical care they need, and we will hold our Medical Clinic in a government facility.

Breaking new ground requires ground-breaking prayer. We have every expectation that this will be a wonderful Outreach, but we truly need a strong prayer covering, especially considering all that’s going on there in the nation. Here’s how you can engage in prayer:

  • You can pray along with us through the Outreach. Below are detailed DAY-BY-DAY Prayer Points
  • You can commit to a specific time slot to pray for us from home during the Outreach.  SIGN UP HERE on our Prayer Schedule, according to the Outreach dates below

Day-by-Day Prayer Points

Here is a list of ways you can pray for us, day by day, on the Jewish Voice Ministries Medical Outreach to a new location in southern Ethiopia, February 29 –March 10, 2024.

Before the Outreach

“See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”

— Isaiah 43:19

Wednesday, February 21 – Saturday, March 2

  • That all preparations come together fully in place, such as VISAS, medical supplies, site readiness, team unity and community relationships to come together
  • Protection, health, safety and favor as our team and partners prepare and travel
  • Effective training for all areas of the Outreach
  • The Lord to prepare the spiritual atmosphere and people’s hearts and cause spiritual forces of darkness to flee, making way for the King of Glory to come with salvation, healing and deliverance

During the Outreach

“The Spirit of the Lord is on Me, because He has anointed Me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free,”

— Luke 4:18


“Call to Me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.”

— Jeremiah 33:3

  • This is the first time the Zehra Kids Program in Ethiopia will be run entirely by indigenous leaders – may the Lord help them work together to get the program up and running right away
  • Almost simultaneous with the Outreach, some of our JVMI leaders will visit congregational leaders in Africa and also do some scouting for future Outreaches. Please pray for their protection and success
  • Last year, we noticed a definite and positive expansion of the spiritual nature of Outreaches in terms of prayer, worship, and experiencing the presence and joy of the Lord. Pray for an ongoing increase in 2024!

Sunday, March 3

  • An effective first day of ministry as the Clinic opens mid-morning
  • Word to get out, which is so essential in a new location, and many to come for treatment and care
  • Hired local workers to be fully aligned with Jewish Voice’s desire to bless their community

Monday, March 4

  • Favor from local leaders before, during and after the Outreach
  • The National Zehra team to minister to the children with great unity, spiritual power and effectiveness
  • The Lord to move powerfully through the Gospel and the ministry of the Holy Spirit

Tuesday, March 5

  • Healing through effective medical and dental care and also supernaturally, as testimony to the Lord’s power and love
  • The Living Waters team to leave a lasting and eternal impact on the community through salvations, love, and provision
  • A special grace upon the Messianic Jewish congregation providing prayer and spiritual care for those who desire it

Wednesday, March 6

  • A refreshing time in worship and prayer this evening – may the forces of darkness flee and the joy of the Lord overtake the team
  • The Lord to bring our team wisdom, favor, discernment and protection regarding any local or unique factors regarding this location, conditions or timeframe
  • Spiritual strength and stamina for our team, renewed by intimacy with the Lord and powerful daily group prayer times

Thursday, March 7

  • Many salvations and healings and the ability to treat as many patients as possible on the last day of the Outreach
  • Order and shalom to reign as local workers are paid and the patient lines are closed, marking the end of the Clinic
  • Safety and efficiency in closing the Clinic and packing up equipment and supplies

Friday, March 8

  • Protection and ease on the trip back to Addis Ababa
  • A relaxing day celebrating all the Lord has done and ending the week in fellowship with one another
  • A blessed Erev Shabbat dinner with testimonies of the Lord’s goodness

After the Outreach

To the Jews who had believed Him, Jesus said, “If you hold to My teaching, you are really My disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

— John 8:31-32

Saturday, March 9 and beyond

  • Safe travels home for all local and international participants
  • The Lord to continue working in this region, bringing a great movement of His Holy Spirit among these dear people
  • Effective and timely follow-up to all who want to hear more about Yeshua (Jesus) while the Lord continues establishing His Kingdom in Ethiopia and developing healthy congregations

Let’s Pray Now

Lord, we start this year with renewed amazement that You have called us to take the Good News of Jesus to the Jewish people scattered in the nations. This town in Ethiopia would be unknown to us except for Your sovereign guidance. Even though it is new ground for Jewish Voice to bring the Gospel, may it be fertile, prepared soil for many to receive Jesus. And may You use the Messianic Jewish Believers already in Ethiopia to gather the new Believers into congregations, disciple them in the Word and raise them up into healthy, godly leaders in their own families and communities. Use us to glorify Your name throughout 2024! In Yeshua’s name, AMEN.

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