JEWISH VOICE BLOG

Human trials for potential vaccine in Israel?

July 30, 2020

“But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of His heart through all generations”” Psalm 33:11 NIV I’m thankful that despite all that is going on around us and even with news and events changing daily, we can put our trust in God – who does not change. We can take confidence in His words to us. As it says in Psalm 33, “The plans of the Lord stand firm forever.” In Israel, coronavirus cases are on the rise again. With that reality, I’m sharing a variety of news stories ...

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Tisha B’Av – A Day of Mourning

July 30, 2020

The Jewish people have endured intense tragedies over their history as a collective, though now scattered, people. Defeats, captivities, and persecutions are all across their timeline as God’s Chosen People. While various calamities have fallen on different Gregorian calendar dates, it’s astonishing that, when translated to the Jewish calendar, many catastrophic events in Israel’s history occurred on the same Jewish date – the ninth day of the Hebrew month Av. Tisha B’Av means the ninth of Av, a...

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Help meet critical needs of Israelis after coronavirus lockdown

July 29, 2020

All of us continue to feel the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. I know we’re all making a lot of adjustments right now. And I certainly don’t want to take much of your time. As difficult as the circumstances you’re facing may be, as Believers, we still need to reach beyond ourselves and help others who may be facing even greater needs. So, with that said, I come to you with a need. Will you pray for our ministry as we work through the challenges the coronavirus pandemic has created? And w...

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New potential treatment to dramatically reduce coronavirus symptoms

July 23, 2020

“Do nothing out of selfishness or conceit, but with humility consider others as more important than yourselves, looking out not only for your own interests but also for the interests of others.” Philippians 2:3-4 TLV These verses seem especially fitting in our current circumstances. The pandemic continues to fill headlines around the world and impact each of our lives. A vital part of battling this virus is caring for others and finding ways to serve and help those in need. Thankfully...

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Pressing in for wisdom in unprecedented times!

July 22, 2020

At Jewish Voice Ministries International, we are in very purposeful pursuit of wisdom, understanding and discernment. For several years now, we have been pressing into the Lord for new strategic insight considering shifting situations in the nations we serve. When we began our quest, we had no idea that COVID-19 would become one more factor in the mix for us as an international ministry. We desire to hear the Lord speak clearly and need Him now more than ever. As a staff, we just spent a ...

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Is Fundraising an Obstacle to Your Going on an Outreach?

July 21, 2020

I went on my first Outreach with Jewish Voice Ministries International (JVMI) in 2013, and my life hasn’t been the same since. It was a weeklong Medical Clinic in northern Ethiopia in the city of Gondar. Because I’m not a medical professional, I wasn’t sure what role I could play in blessing the Jewish community there, but I went anyway. I spent the week outside of the Clinic working in Line Management. A team of local workers and I were tasked with keeping hundreds of patients in orderly li...

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Some good news on the coronavirus front

July 16, 2020

Even when you and I are going through difficult times, we can have hope. Because of God’s great love, we are not consumed. His compassion for us never fails. He is faithful. This is a great promise we can hold on to no matter our circumstances. This week there is some good news on the coronavirus front in Israel – the government just approved a new plan to help financially support Israelis who have been hit the hardest. The leaders are learning from past mistakes as they make decisions regard...

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Long-time rivals unite against Israel

July 09, 2020

I am grateful we can turn to our Lord for our every need because He genuinely cares for His children. I pray that you know you can trust Him today, in the midst of this difficult season. Despite the lockdown procedures taken earlier this year, Israel is seeing its highest rate of coronavirus cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The Israeli and Palestinian governments are both working to institute and enforce new procedures quickly in order to curb the spread of the virus. Here’s the lat...

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Join us as we pray over our Medical Outreaches

July 08, 2020

You may not be surprised to hear that we will not be going to Zimbabwe in July. We were continuing to pray and prepare, but due to COVID-19 and Zimbabwe’s phased approach to “re-opening” their country, we will not be able to hold a Medical Outreach there this month. However, we have not completely cancelled this trip, but instead are trusting the Lord to enable it later this year. As you can imagine, this is a time for incredible grace and flexibility, especially pertaining to internatio...

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The Potential Annexation of the West Bank

July 02, 2020

With the calendar turning to July this week, the discussions concerning the potential annexation of the West Bank and the need for peace have heated up and everyone has something to say – from leaders in Israel, the United States, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority (PA) to those who are part of terrorist group Hamas. NETANYAHU CALLS ON PALESTINIANS TO "SIT DOWN AND NEGOTIATE IN GOOD FAITH" Sunday night, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a virtual summit of Christians United for...

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