98.9% is another reason to rejoice at Purim

February 25, 2021

“These days should be remembered and observed in every generation by every family, and in every province and in every city. And these days of Purim should never fail to be celebrated by the Jews – nor should the memory of these days die out among their descendants.” Esther 9:28 (NIV) Happy Purim! Let’s rejoice together as we recall how God rescued His People and provided for and protected them in Esther’s day, throughout history and still today. And let’s celebrate how He has ultimate...

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Join us as we stand in prayer

February 24, 2021

It’s almost Purim, which celebrates the Jewish people’s rescue from the evil plot of Haman, an anti-Christ figure. Key to this biblical account is Esther, a young Jewish woman who became queen of Persia. In a time of crisis, her relative Mordecai persuaded Esther to stand before the King on behalf of her people. Can you quote Mordecai’s famous exhortation to her? He told her, “For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place, but you and yo...

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The Watershed of Passover

February 22, 2021

Passover is one of the most important holidays on the Jewish calendar. It’s often called a watershed in Jewish history. What’s a watershed? A watershed is a point of dramatic change dividing something into clear “before” and “after” identities. A watershed event or moment alters a subject’s trajectory. Whereas it may have continued on one path, a watershed sets it on another, reshaping and perhaps redefining it. Before Passover, the nation of Israel was enslaved to Pharaoh. The Jewish p...

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300 Ethiopian-Jewish immigrants land in Israel

February 19, 2021

“Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign LORD comes escape from death.” Psalm 68:19-20 (NIV) As we move closer to Purim, I hope you know how much I treasure you and your partnership. It is critical that we, as Believers in Jesus, stand with Israel and the Jewish people and I’m so thankful that you do! Purim is about celebrating God’s deliverance of the Jewish people from destruction. Throughout history, fro...

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Biden to Iran: no on lifting sanctions

February 11, 2021

“Because he has devoted his love to Me, I will deliver him. I will set him securely on high, because he knows My Name. When he calls on Me, I will answer him. I will be with him in trouble, rescue him, and honor him.” Psalm 91:14-15 (TLV) It’s such a blessing for me to take just a few moments each week to gather these thoughts to share them with you, one of our most trusted friends. Thank you for joining with me on this ministry journey and for investing a few minutes to read these w...

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We’re Off to Minister in Fiche!

February 10, 2021

We are headed to Fiche, Ethiopia, for our first Medical Outreach of 2021. We are so excited to get into the field again to serve, minister to and love the Ethiopian people, all in the name of Jesus. We want every expression – in word or deed – to proclaim the Good News, and we know we need your covering of prayer, especially in times like these. Here’s how you can pray for the Jewish Voice Medical Outreach in Fiche, Ethiopia, starting NOW: Use the daily prayer requests below to pray alo...

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Iran “a matter of weeks” from worrying nuclear milestone

February 04, 2021

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves in tender compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” Colossians 3:12 (TLV) Already we are in a new month of this new year. While we hold out hope for change, we still face many of the same challenges and ongoing tensions. That’s why I want us to focus on what we can do to bring about change. Let’s live out our faith as God’s people, knowing we are deeply and dearly loved by our Creator. We can br...

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You can help reach members of the "Lost Tribes of Israel"

February 02, 2021

I’m writing to ask for your help in reaching members of the “Lost Tribes of Israel” and other Jewish communities in Africa with something they desperately need: clean, safe water. But first, let me share a powerful story from Exodus 15:22-27 about the miracle of clean water: Right after crossing the Red Sea, the Israelites entered the Wilderness of Shur. But within three days, they were in desperate need of water. Coming upon a spring called Marah (“bitter”), they found the water undrin...

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See where Jesus washed His disciples' feet

January 29, 2021

You can imagine the disciples’ confusion – their glances around the room and the unspoken question in their eyes. “What is He doing?” Jesus had taken off His outer garment and wrapped a towel around His waist. He filled a basin with water, knelt before His disciples – and began washing their feet. How could this be? This was servants’ work. Yet here was their Rabbi, the Messiah of God, humbling Himself to serve them in one of the lowliest ways. After He finished, He explained many th...

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Fear leads to near-complete airport shutdown

January 28, 2021

“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” Deuteronomy 6:4-5 (NIV) I’m sharing with you the powerful words of the Shema from Deuteronomy. These verses are a declaration of faith for the Jewish people and also for those of us who embrace Jesus as the Messiah. I pray that they encourage and strengthen you today! This week, as you’ll read below, we’ve seen more progress and reasons to be...

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