JEWISH VOICE BLOG

Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged...

June 24, 2021

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 (NIV) Shalom, my friend. Thank you for the blessing of your partnership and for standing with Israel and the Jewish people through all the ups and downs – especially throughout this past year. You have shown that you are strong and courageous on Israel’s behalf, and I am grateful. As you read the news stories below, you’ll ...

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Field update on our first 2021 Outreach in Ethiopia

June 24, 2021

After the challenges of last year, it’s such a blessing and answer to prayer that we’ve already held three Outreaches in 2021! I’d love to tell you about our recent Outreach to the Beta Abraham community in Fiche, Ethiopia. I was first introduced to the critical medical needs of the Beta Abraham community in Ethiopia during a dinner with the elders in 2004. We committed to help, but it took two years to get all of the government approvals and organize the medical workers, including doctors. O...

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9 Things to Know About Tisha B’Av

June 21, 2021

What’s the saddest day on the Jewish calendar? It’s Tisha B’Av, and this year, it begins at sunset on Saturday, July 17 and ends at sundown on July 18. Tisha B’Av is an important Jewish holiday. Here are nine things to know about Tisha B’Av. 1.Tisha B’Av means the ninth of Av. Av is the name of a summer month on the Hebrew calendar, and the ninth day falls either in July or August. 2.Tisha B’Av is the most sorrowful day of the Jewish year because it commemorates a surprising number of trag...

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The first time in 12 years…

June 16, 2021

“In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed. In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling.” Exodus 15:13 (NIV) Shalom, my friend. I want you to know how grateful I am for you and for your love and compassion for Israel and the Jewish people. Your partnership is a great encouragement to me, today and every day. As we look at the significant news from Israel this week – the country has a new prime minister for the first time 12 years – let us take...

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Great is God’s faithfulness

June 09, 2021

“Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness." (Lamentations 3:22-23 NIV) Shalom, my friend. As the verse above makes clear, our God is full of compassion, and He is the very definition of faithful. In this we take heart. I believe it’s more important than ever for us to show Jewish people that we stand with them. We’re seeing a wave of anti-Semitism in North America, and there is simply...

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Prayer Points: You Prayed, and the Lord Answered!

June 07, 2021

We are praising the Lord for recent congregational visits that two of our JVMI leaders made to Africa last month, and we want to thank you for your prayers. Logging approximately 27,000 air miles and almost 1,300 on land, our two team members visited 17 congregations and ministered to around 12,000 people. The Lord answered your prayers for their safe travels and good health throughout, and He enabled them to see Him do amazing things as they ministered. We marvel at the scope of what the Lor...

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Hope for tomorrow, beginning today

June 02, 2021

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 (NIV) Shalom, my friend. As we head into this new month of June, I cannot thank you enough for standing with Israel. Your love of and support for the Jewish people is more critical now than ever. It means so much to me – and to the entire ministry of Jewish Voice – to have your faithful partnership. Please take heart in the word...

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Open the door to share the Good News

June 01, 2021

I’m so thankful you understand how crucial it is to not only meet the needs of vulnerable Jewish people, but even more important, to share the life-transforming message of the Gospel! So much has changed in our nation and our world this past year, but one thing has not changed – the Lord’s great love for the Jewish people. I believe this motivates you, like it does me. Our God deeply desires for His people to return to Him and to say yes to His Son, Jesus. And when we meet basic, critical ...

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Will the ceasefire hold?

May 27, 2021

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27 (NIV) Shalom, my friend. Although the latest news reported from Israel is a ceasefire, this doesn’t stop – or even slow – our need to continue to pray for Israel and her people. I’m so thankful you share my love and concern for the Jewish people. Not only do we need to continue praying for peace in Israel, but I’m also asking you to ...

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Lord of Israel and the nations!

May 25, 2021

The Lord declared, in both the Tanach (Old Testament) and the Brit Chadashah (New Testament), that His house was to be a house of prayer “for all nations.” He loves His people Israel and wants the world to know that He is their God. He also extends His love and purposes to Gentiles in the nations. Today we are praying for Israel and the nations, reflecting the heart of God for all peoples to know Him through Yeshua (Jesus). May He use our prayers to accomplish the work He calls us to at this tim...

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